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“The Winter Wonderland at Squaw Valley, California” at

“More Adventures on the Road: Trains, Subways, Bicycles, Feet – and No Automobiles” a travel blog  at

“Finding Gilbert”, Reader’s Digest 2009, included in the anthology ‘Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011

At Home on the Flipside at Ventana Monthly, May 2011

Adventure and Romance in New Zealand at

Back Roads and Undiscovered New Zealand- A Travel Blog February/March 2010
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L’Art de Vivre; A Sensory guide to the fine French art of slowing down — Ventana Monthly 11/09

The Romance of Yosemite, Off Season – Romantic Traveling Newsletter 2/08

Highland Ranch — “Though Shalt Not Hurry” – Romantic Traveling Newsletter

Hiking the French Alps - Romantic Traveling Newsletter

Back Roads and Undiscovered Provence – A Travel Blog 9/08
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Voila, Black Gold. On the trail of truffles in the Dordogne region of France : Ventana Magazine July 2008

Healing from the Sea: Organic Spa Magazine Fall 2008

Old-Fashioned Fall Fun with the Grand Kids: Coast Kids 10/07

Summer- Ain’t Life Grand!: Coast Kids 6/07

Enjoy holiday magic in western Nevada County this December: Tahoe World 12/06

Embarking on a Spiritual Journey: Insight 10/06

Feasting takes center stage at the Ahwahnee in winter: San Diego Union Tribune 10/06

Fall beauty and fine wines on Nevada County’s Gold Harvest Wine Trail: Tahoe World 9/06

Yosemite National Park, off-season: The Sierra Sun 2/06

Downieville wedding special for couple: The Union 1/06

Mother-Daughter Adventures through France: Traveling Adventures With Children 5/05

Rail & Drive: Make the Most of Your French Experience: Traveling Adventures With Children 5/05

The Lure Resort – A River runs through it: The Union Sierra Alive Magazine 4/04

An Antique State of Mind: The Union Sierra Alive Magazine 4/04

Growing Wine in the Foothills: The Union Sierra Alive Magazine 4/04

Discover the Tahoe of Yesterday: The Union Sierra Alive Magazine 10/03

Fall Beauty & Fine Wine: The Union Sierra Alive Magazine 10/03

Just for Old Times’ Sake: The Union Sierra Alive Magazine 10/03

A Wilderness Cure: The Union Sierra Alive Magazine 3/02

Getting Situated: The Union Sierra Alive Magazine 3/02

Diane Covington Shares Tips: “Never Give Up!” – Bay Area Travel Writers Magazine, August 2009

Conquering those little voices in your head in writing and in life: Insight, November 2009

Finding Gilbert: Readers Digest, June 2009

Kitchen Table Wisdom: OC Kids June 2008

I Should Have Shopped Locally: The Union April 2008

The Healing Power of Creativity: Insight 10/06

Other Voices: Father’s Day Gets Tough When They’re No Longer Here: The Union 6/06

Soldier’s daughter reflects on D-Day: The Union 6/05

Father’s love creates bond across ocean: The Union 5/05

Finding Your Writing Voice Why I believe everyone can write: Insight

Quality of life going away, tree by tree: The Union 5/03

Our county: the last, best place: The Union 6/02

Let’s preserve Nevada County’s natural beauty: The Union 3/02

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Commentary: Remembering a Father on D-Day — 6/4/09.

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The Horse Whisperer of Penn Valley: The Union 10/08

Children Unplugged: Fun at Camp Augusta: The Union 11/08

The Unseen Life That Dreams Us: The Sun 04/07 (article excerpt)

John O’Donohue On The Secret Landscapes Of Imagination and Spirit: The Sun 04/07 (full article)

Peardale man encourages others to try the business of bees  The Union 1/07

The precarious production of a perfect peach  The Union 8/06

Engineering firm keeps family atmosphere  The Union 8/06

BriarPatch Community Market Goes ‘Green’  The Union 4/06

Maiden Lane:  San Francisco Style in Downtown Nevada City  The Union 4/06

Eight US Senators from Nevada City’s Early Days The Union 4/06

The Gold Rush Put Nevada City on the Map  The Union 4/06 

Make Your Own Wedding Veil The Union 1/06

Wolf Mountain Day Spa–Look Your Best On Your Special Day: The Union 1/04

New Moon Cafe; Complement of food and friends: The Union 5/08

Latitudes – Restaurant Review / Lunch: The Union Sierra Alive Magazine 10/03

Rainbow Lodge – Restaurant Review / Brunch: The Union Sierra Alive Magazine 10/03

Maria’s – Restaurant Review – Lunch: The Union Sierra Alive Magazine 3/03

Le Bilig: The Union Sierra Alive Magazine 10/02

Le Bilig’s Crème Brulée: The Union 

The Sierra Buttes – Hike to the top of our world: The Union 9/03

Mother and daughter ‘celebrate life’ in triathlon: The Union 8/03

Hiking, Biking & More: The Union Sierra Alive Magazine 3/02
Empire Mine: The Union Sierra Alive Magazine 3/02

Discovering the Art of Plastering: The Union 7/04

Home Decorating on a Shoestring: The Union 10/03

Colorful Handcrafted Tiles: The Union 10/03

Composting 101: The Union 10/03

Thorny blackberries can be berry delicious: The Union 8/03

Shakespeare Festival: The Union 3/03

Diane Covington Carter D-Day Article CoverDad was an officer in the Sea Bees, the Civil Engineer Corps of the United States Navy, and I grew up hearing stories about his time in France during the Normandy Invasion. The Sea Bees’ motto was: “we build, we fight” and their mascot, an exuberant looking bee, carried a drill and a gun. My Father spent over four months on the Normandy coast, fi rst building the Navy camp on the cliff above Omaha Beach, then rebuilding bridges and carrying out a number of other reconstruction projects in the surrounding areas. He liked to tell stories about his interactions with the French people during his time in Normandy. He’d studied French in a country high school in South Dakota, where the teacher had never even heard French and stayed one chapter ahead of her students. So Dad’s accent made ‘s’il vous plaît’ sound like ‘silver plate’.

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