Louise Bates
Author: Louise Henry

British Import and newly minted US citizen. Relishes a good view, historic sites, camping under canvas, fine craft whiskey, and of course a good cuppa tea.


5 Easy Hikes to Try

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 9:00 AM by Louise Henry

Take bubbling brooks, greenery in abundance, add birdsong, the odd woodpecker pecking away in the distance, the serenity of being outdoors, in the woods, and the result? My mood just soars! Hiking is most definitely food for the soul, and boy, do we have a ton of hiking trails in the Laurel Highlands to explore and fuel YOUR soul. With two state…

Sager Mosaics, The Ruins Project

Sager Mosaics and The Ruins Project

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 9:00 AM by Louise Henry

What comes to mind when you think of mosaics? Roman villas? Mosaic kits from Michael’s craft store? Or those mosaic tiles for the kitchen? Well, prepare yourself for the full spectrum of color in the form of Sager Mosaics. Meet Rachel Sager, the founder, mosaicist, artist, and blogger extraordinaire of Sager Mosaics. She’s about as…

Compass Inn Candlelight Tours

I don’t know about you but, I LOVE an open fire, especially one burning in the hearth of a historic building. Nothing quite beats nostalgia, especially at times like these when we’re living life through a pandemic and anything cozy and comforting reassures and reinforces the simple pleasures in life. If you’re like me and seek…