Astounding Beauty in the Canadian Rockies

Recently I discovered the pristine wilderness of Canada’s western provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. The Canadian Rockies straddle a vast area and showcase the power of nature. In every direction, there are mountain tops of sculptured rock and rivers of slate-colored water flowing through woods that carpet the surrounding hillsides. Forests are filled with […]

Expedition Cruising

You can travel to the most remote areas of the world in comfort with familiar surroundings on a ship built for Expedition-style cruising. This is not big ship cruising with Broadway shows, casinos, and late night dancing in pulsating nightclubs. On a Hurtigruten expedition ship, you’ll see penguins and polar bears, whales and sea lions, […]

Left is Tight, Right is Wide

I recently returned from a trip to Ireland, where I bravely took to the roads and drove on the left-hand side. Before traveling I read a few tips about ways to maximize safety and tips to remembering everything we’ve always learned, just in reverse. After surviving driving on the left and living to tell the […]

8 Ways to Unplug on Vacation and Still Capture Memories

Going on vacation and spending time with loved ones is a great escape from the busy world of schedules, work, and school. Today we have endless options for technology, which can be great, but it can also take us away from the moment. Spend time with the people you are traveling with without being glued […]

Get Outdoors in NYC

Although popularly nicknamed “The Concrete Jungle” New York City has a lot to offer as far as outdoor activities are involved. Of course, you can take in a show on broadway, eat a fantastic meal in Hell’s Kitchen, or reflect on the 9/11 memorial. But, the city that never sleeps offers a lot of opportunities […]

Family Cruising You Can Afford

For a relaxing cruise vacation, the whole family will enjoy Princess Cruises offers the right mix of family activities, good food, and great service at a nice price. I had a taste of this style of premium cruising aboard the Caribbean Princess recently. Summer vacation season is just beginning and the sailing I was on […]

The Other Side of Puerto Rico

Travelers are experiencing Puerto Rico’s re-emergence as a popular destination following the island’s makeover since Hurricane Maria’s devastation. While San Juan, the beach resorts on the northeast coast, and El Yunque Rainforest are popular draws, I discovered the south side of the island during a Tourism Cares event centered in Ponce, the second largest city […]

The Flavors of Puerto Rico

Although Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, when you arrive you will feel transported to a country all its own. With culture, history, and traditional foods, this tiny island in the Caribbean packs a punch when it comes to things uniquely Puerto Rican.  Since the devastation of hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rican […]

Alaska Cruising for Everyone

There was a time in conventional thinking that an Alaska cruise was something you do when you are older, perhaps retired, and after you have cruised a few times. A cruise for more experienced cruisers. Well no more. This is a vacation myth. Alaska cruises are attracting lots of families. Especially families with preteens to […]

In de-Nile

Egypt—the land of the Pharaohs, architectural marvels, and culture dating back to nearly 3000 B.C. is a travel destination like no other. The heart of the country lies along the Nile river. Ancient Egyptians separated their country into two regions known as Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. Visitors may suspect that Upper Egypt comprised the […]