Christine Tibbetts

member for over 6 years

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Jul 2010

Veteran journalist devoted to writing compelling tales for travelers about people and the places they live. First-person, experiential writing, fresh and new approaches built on deep interviews. Numerous travel writing awards. New Jersey native, University of Missouri School of Journalism educated, now living in Georgia with a big family, edible landscape and a passion for the world. 

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Published Articles (95)

Save Critical Habitats: Watch Sandhill Crane Migration


Jane Goodall considers the Sandhill crane arrival in Nebraska’s Platte River Valley one of the world’s 10 best migrations. Christine Tibbetts shares some Why and How tips.

Cook Some History With Iron Skillet Cooking


Wonder how grandma really used her iron skillet? Look inside Georgia’s living history museum with classes for travelers to get their hands on 1890 crafts, trades, lifestyles. Georgia Museum of […]

Northwoods of Wisconsin: Cranberries, Supper Clubs & Art Classes


Traditions distinguish Wisconsin’s northwoods communities with supper club, cranberry harvests and fine crafts readily available for visitors.

Tips To Energize Your Mexico City Holiday


Icons distinguish Mexico City as much as they do Paris, Barcelona, London or New York. Immerse in architecture, archeology and art in Mexico’s capital city.

Christmas Tips To Love Roanoke in Virginia’s Blue Ridge


Virginia’s Blue Ridge is a set of cities as well as famous mountain chain. Roanoke sets high standards for winter holiday pleasures.

Southeast holiday lights celebrate gardens too


Holiday lights in southeast displays reflect the geography along with the season.

Wisconsin Northwoods more than autumn leaves


One county features dozens of personable small communities overflowing with outdoor activities year-round, and fine culinary — all in Wisconsin’s northwoods.

Going Back: 5 reasons to revisit travel to Jordan


Once-in-a-lifetime does not do it for travel to Jordan—-the cultural jewel of the Middle East. Returning has valid reasons.

6 Sensational Tips for Taking the Family to Jordan


The Middle East is not just for adults—-family lodging and experiences abound. Follow these tips to make plans.

Why lodging adds cultural oomph to visiting Jordan


Get fired up about the notion of new lodging most nights in Jordan because tents, ecolodges and five-star resorts are equally enticing.

7 Ways to Choose Art in Daytona Beach Communities


Beyond-the-beach tips to find museums, galleries, natural green spaces and arts districts in Daytona Beach. Published in TravelingMom.com

Hotel Review: Plaza Resort and Spa, DaytonaBeach, Florida


Beachfront vacations can add art, history, traditions to luxury accommodations and views. Even at Daytona Beach with racing history and love of parking on the firm sand, The Plaza Resort […]

5 Reasons To Skip The Sand In Daytona Beach


Beyond the beach turns out to be an extensive set of opportunities, even though the sand is wide enough to allow cars in this Florida city known for fast racing […]

How To Look At History With A New Twist in Hampton, Virginia


Chesapeake Bay pleasures abound in Hampton, Virginia but so do history museums with engaging ways of telling familiar stories with new light.

Why Visiting Hampton, Virginia Is As Startling as Stopping On The Sun


Settling on the sun is possible in a dedicated exhibit hall in Hampton, Virginia’s NASA Visitor Center. That’s only one of family friendly vacation options along the Chesapeake Bay.

No Way A Leaky Bladder Stops My Travels


Personal matters rarely make it into conversation, let alone print, but inveterate travelers need to help each other find solutions to pesky problems. Incontinence can be one.

First: Why Travel to Jordan


Jordan is a lyrical nation, exuding hospitality and archeology, plus culinary experiences in fine restaurants, roadside stands and lively souks. Heritage stories are deep with Old and New Testament sites […]

Seeking Culture in All-Inclusive Resorts


Playa Mujeres and Cancun in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula offer artistic, cultural heritage experiences in addition to unlimited gastronomy under the resort umbrella of the Excellence Group.

Why riding camels matters when you go to Jordan


The Kingdom of Jordan provides opportunities to experience the Middle East with culinary and archeological adventures, and heritage from the beginning of Biblical time.

Celebrating the National Parks: A Century Old


If reaching all of America’s National Parks for the 2016 Centennial year is a big task—-zero in on the parks and landmarks in Georgia in the Georgia Connector magazine story.

Hotel Review: Excellent Excellence Riviera Cancun is for Adults Only


All-inclusive resort serving only adults–not the whole family–provides experiences reflecting culture, tradition and history as well as pleasure.

Resort Review: Finest Playa Mujeres, all-inclusive in Mexico


The Excellence Group of all-inclusive properties balances family-friendly with adult-only properties. Family options abound in Finest located on the tip of the peninsula with Isla Mujeres across the water.

Seasons of Color Gibbs Gardens


Meadows of daffodils herald spring at Gibbs Gardens in North Georgia, but every season features changing blooms and landscapes with meandering paths, water features, long vistas and special events. Story […]

Trail of Tastes


Georgia’s first official agritourism highway is an east-west journey in the state’s south, a calm, pleasant, meandering and tasty kind of drive with charming accommodations too. Story begins on page […]

Is an all-inclusive vacation right for you? Cancun perhaps?


When travel intentions include culture, heritage and traditions, can an all-inclusive resort provide depth along with libations? Seems so with Cancun experiences for starters. Story begins on page 26.

Follow the Film Trail in Louisiana North


Storytelling takes on new dimensions for filmmaking in Louisiana;experience 30 film locations, short-film festivals and creative artist/engineers in Shreveport.

India with Intention


Engage with ancient wisdom in India, focusing on tea plantations, temples, vast vistas and open attitudes to embrace the foods and the people.

Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Resort on Jekyll Island


When Holiday Inn builds a new brand called “resort,” what does it mean for travelers?

Why you should arrange a movie date in Louisiana North


Build a holiday around 20 short films at the Louisiana Film Festival in Shreveport where careers in creativity influence everything.

Find wild horses and stunning gorges in Sweetwater County, Wyoming


Southwest Wyoming offers wide open opportunities for family travel–romantic and solo too! even when National Parks fill up in peak seasons.

6 Sensational Tips for Taking the Family to Jordan


If you think travel to the middle East might just be for grownups–go to Jordan and follow these tips for lodging and grand experiences.

Why Sevierville, Tennessee is way more than Dolly\’s hometown


Instead of (or in addition to!) going to Dollywood, discover the other charms of Sevierville, Tennessee.

Hotel Review: The Buccaneer Resort in St. Croix, U. S.Virgin Islands


Eons of history enmeshed in modern amenities and lodging just right for multigenerational families, romantic retreats and travelers wanting to balance relaxation with cultural heritage immersion.

Nebraska Pioneer Trails


The flight of the sandhill cranes to Nebraska every spring is one of the world’s 10 greatest migrations says ethno-biologist Jane Goodall. Find out how to make this trip.

Rum and Snorkeling: How to get More out of a Virgin Islands vacation


Discover the history and cultural impact of sugar cane plantations while drinking rum in St. Croix! Heritage impacts pleasures in the Virgin Islands.

Find Family-Friendly Gentility at The Willcox Hotel in Aiken, South Carolina


Aiken SC is an equestrian community: welcoming to those not-so-horse knowledgeable and abundant with polo matches and steeplechases. The historic Willcox is the hotel to discover.

Find Family-Friendly Gentility at The Willcox Hotel in Aiken, South Carolina


Aiken SC is an equestrian community: welcoming to those not-so-horse knowledgeable and abundant with polo matches and steeplechases. The historic Willcox is the hotel to discover.

Nebraska Pioneer Trails


The annual return of the sandhill cranes to Nebraska is considered one of the world’s ten greatest migrations. Discover how to experience this wonder.

Packing for Healthcare might involve Ricardo luggage


Daunting as chronic illness can be, travel still beckons and families can experiment with different luggage styles to be sure necessary supplies are within reach.

Packing for Healthcare might involve Ricardo luggage


Daunting as chronic illness can be, travel still beckons and families can experiment with different luggage styles to be sure necessary supplies are within reach.

Consider sustainability at Dinoland in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park


Theme park explorations can include depth and learning in addition to just plain family fun. Dinoland Disney sustainability eco experiences are both.

What should a solo grandmother consider when booking at Disney?


Walt Disney World travels aren’t all about the kids. Grandmothers traveling as a girlfriend getaway have lodging considerations too. Landscaping is part of the equation.

What a gardener can learn at the Epcot Flower & Garden Show


Disney inspiration to apply at home is a benefit of strolling the themed gardens at the annual Walt Disney World Epcot garden show.

Connect the dots and discover the treasure of Augusta


Augusta, Georgia invites visitors to fine art, museums, outdoor adventures, cuisine: far more than the fabled golf tournament, including the reopening of a grand hotel, The Partridge Inn.

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Opens with Massive Redesign in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee


12.5 million LED lights create the illusion of the Smoky Mountains in the massively redesigned Dolly Parton Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Hotel Review: Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee


Santa is available all year in this luxury hotel conveniently located for Pigeon Forge attractions and just seven miles from Smoky Mountain National Park.

Fairy Tale Nights in Chattanooga, Tennessee


Fairytale Nights in Chattanooga, Tennessee expand spring break into magical encounters at Rock City Gardens high on lookout Mountain. Books of fairytales often include lovely art.

Ann Arbor prefers experiences that pop-for themselves and their visitors


Family travel to energetic cities that entice locals as well as visitors adds solid dimension to destination experiences and pleasure.

Introduce kids to international customs with Ann Arbor meals


Experimenting with international cuisine is family-friendly with a wide reach in Ann Arbor where world flavors abound.

Choose Four Colorado Towns to access Rocky Mountain National Park


Trail Ridge Road across this Colorado national park connects two charming communities: Estes Park and Grand Lake. American Roads web magazine shares details.

Beyond the Obvious: Thomson-McDuffie resonates with reasons to travel


Travelers can experience centuries of traditional fox hunting in Thomson-McDuffie, an eastern Georgia community. Details in Georgia Connector magazine.

Techie pleasures welcome families to Avalon, the Georgia fiberhood


With 900 tech companies and significant wealth in a 20-mile ring, this north-of-Atlanta brand new community called a “fiberhood” features fine cuisine, entertainment, shopping and residential.

Really? Mistake North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley wines for Burgundy, France?


Scientific studies discovered the terroir in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley – just a few miles from the Virginia border – contains everything needed for stellar wines.

Mount Airy, North Carolina – otherwise known as Mayberry, RFD


Andy, Opie and Aunt Bee figure strongly in a mount Airy holiday – but so does farm-to-table cuisine, Yadkin Valley wines, glorious views and intriguing history.

Reinvigorate your landscape memories in western Nebraska


Vast landscapes can be explored in western Nebraska with archeologists, anthropologists, park rangers and local folks with equally grand insight.

Never forget the defining day of the human experience


Directing memories of 9/11 within regional Georgia communities provides a meaningful foundation for visits to the Memorial and museum in New York City. Georgia Connector magazine provides details.

Wildlife Wilderness Week in Pigeon Forge


  Pigeon Forge in the winter. That’s my recommendation. Think not about the adrenaline rush of family fun you already know about in this Smoky Mountain neck of the woods. […]

Meeting the civilians of Gettysburg


No disrespect intended, but the battles of Gettysburg and their strategies elude me. Re-enactments too. Travel to famous, greatly honored places should excite and uplift, so I’ve skirted Gettysburg for a lifetime.  Poor attitude […]

3 ways to use postage stamps to choose vacation destination


Collecting stamps might be lucrative, and treasuring them a significant pleasure. They are little works of art.  How aboutusingstamps to plan a family vacation? How about usingstamps to plan a family […]

Experience Outer Banks via National Scenic Byway


Start this trip in the middle. The National Scenic Byway hugging North Carolina’s fabled Outer Banks provides more tastes and treasures than a traveler could ever access driving all 138 […]

South Carolina Low Country charms abound in Beaufort


Beaufort, South Carolina is a culinary mecca on the coast, abounding with America’s history, folk and historic art, writers in residence and glorious views.

Maine Windjammer


Six nights on an 1871 sailing schooner in Maine’s Penobscot Bay.

Bloomington, Ind. Sleep in history, steep in art, food, green space


A visit to Bloomington’s Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, a 60-block entertainment and arts district locals call BEAD, and restaurant that features local, organic, free range and grass fed food […]

Alaska on a small ship


Southeast Alaska, up close to humpback whales, brown bears, many eagles on the 32 passenger Island Spirit.

King and Prince: A forward-looking resort with history on St. Simons Island


The historic King and Prince resort offers fresh new cuisine wrapped around 76 years of resort history on a barrier island that began forming 200 million years ago. Then visit […]

Rockland, Maine


Four historic inns in Rockland, Maine, perfect for pre and post stays with a windjammer sailing in between.

Bedford, Virginia beauty sure, plus personal connections with history


Bedford, Virginia offers the incredible D-Day National Memorial as well as a Thomas Jefferson’s “getaway” home, Poplar Forest.

Chateau Elan, Georgia


A North Georgia winery and resort with French overtones, organic gardens, culinary classes and fine dining. New spa too.

Yours and Mine: Taste buds changing at King and Prince


A visit to the historic resort in St. Simons, Georgia, The King and Prince. Food and Beverage Director Vinny DAgostino serves up a delightful sampling of native foods and spirits […]

South India


A vast land of energy and inner silence, calling for travel of the heart more than the head.

North Carolina High Country – Snow? Find plenty to play in


Some charming North Carolina towns in January invite families return often with third and fourth generations to play in Banner Elk and Boone, Valle Crucis and Blowing Rock and the […]

Kathmandu, Nepal


A journey of faith and wonder, vast views and gentle people

The Blue Ridge through Roanoke, Va


Pretty drives from Roanoke all around to access hiking trails and easy ambling walks through hardwood forests in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

Fredericksburg, Virginia


Civil War stories for the Sesquicentennial told in new ways.

Experience New York City – with century old immigrant eyes


Christine Tibbetts, finds grandparent names on the Ellis Island Wall of Honor in a reflective journey to Lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Ann Arbor, Michigan


Books and bookbinding, theater and art museums, chefs and sculptors

New York City – In new ways


New York City without Broadway? No musical blockbuster show? Ordered barbecue for lunch? Great fun to go to this famous city and skip the obvious. Stops include worlds famous Birdland […]

King and Prince in Georgia


St. Simons Island is the coastal home of the elegant and welcoming King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort.

Sunny Arizona: Four fun towns work as one


Chandler Arizona hosts the child-friendly annual Science Spectacular. Chandler also emphasizes art walks, gallery crawls, downtown open houses just four hours from the Grand Canyon and a simple drive from […]

Private Islands in Georgia


Exclusive and available, secluded and well-appointed: a private island vacation can really happen in Georgia.

Superstition Montains – Desert tours, fresh farm foods


A trip to Arizona’s Superstition Mountains and the Goldfield Ghost Town in Apache Junction. Superstition is also the name of a third generation, family operated dairy to visit in Mesa, […]

Blue Ridge, Georgia


Dining and entertainment opportunities in the North Georgia mountain town of Blue Ridge

True/False Film Fest: A weekend of films and fine eating in Columbia, Mo.


A movie-watching vacation wrapped around fine dining, coffee houses, microbreweries, an ice creamery, some very fine art and at least a dozen live music venues is not too good to […]

Oklahoma City


Visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Bricktown – an Oklahoma City downtown entertainment district filled with shops and eateries.

New Disney ship launches


A sneak-peak aboard Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, Fantasy; children not required for a grand vacation on a Disney cruise. Romance and relaxation easily abound for spouses and lovers. Fine […]

Take a Tennessee Trail from Chattanooga


Drive along Tennessee’s beautiful Trails, visit the Chattanooga Aquarium and dine in sustainable seafood restuarants, and stroll through the Bluff View Art District.

Rembrandt in America


A rare opportunity to see the largest number of authentic Rembrandt paintings from American collections ever before assembled. The exhibition stays in Raleigh until Jan. 22, 2012 and then moves […]

Georgia Olive Farms in Lakeland


Efforts by a group of farmers in South Georgia to produce American world-class locally harvested and produced olive oils.

Feeling exceptionally well in Raleigh, N.C.


Raleigh, North Carolina yeilds easy-to-find live music performances in some of the 85 venues large and small every week all year; wonderful museums and great food.

Is an all-inclusive vacation right for you? Cancun perhaps?


Free-flowing spirits and chef-driven fine foods distinguish all-inclusive experiences but heritage and culture can be found too. Story begins on page 26.

Is an all-inclusive vacation right for you? Cancun perhaps?


Free-flowing spirits and chef-driven fine foods distinguish all-inclusive experiences but heritage and culture can be found too. Story begins on page 26.

Is an all-inclusive vacation right for you? Cancun perhaps?


Free-flowing spirits and chef-driven fine foods distinguish all-inclusive experiences but heritage and culture can be found too. Story begins on page 26.

Is an all-inclusive vacation right for you? Cancun perhaps?


Free-flowing spirits and chef-driven fine foods distinguish all-inclusive experiences but heritage and culture can be found too. Story begins on page 26.

Southeast holiday lights celebrate gardens too


Lights throughout the southeast often feature scenes reflecting the geography as much as the season.

Is an all-inclusive vacation right for you? Cancun perhaps?


Free-flowing spirits and chef-driven fine foods distinguish all-inclusive experiences but heritage and culture can be found too. Story begins on page 26.