Listen again  ˌhäs-pə-ˈta-lə-tē

1)  Generous and friendly reception of visitors and guests : hospitable treatment
2) The activity of providing food, drinks, entertainment, etc. for people who are the guests or customers of an organization

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Hawaii’s Lava Trees

When hot lava from a volcanic eruption invades a forest, often the lava does not overthrow the larger trees, but flows around them. The…

La Maison du Gouffre

La Maison du Gouffre

Castel Meur, also known as La Maison du Gouffre or “the house between the rocks”, is a charming cottage wedged between two huge jagged rocks that…


Riding the Silver Surfer

‘All aboard,’ the portly Conductor called from underneath the peak of his navy blue Amtrak cap. A short time earlier we had looked out…