As I found myself traveling a great deal for work throughout the summer and fall, I also found myself daydreaming of a vacation where I was not on the move and could simply be. Be with my boyfriend. Be on the beach. And be in a luxurious location within easy travel distance from the United […]
Northern England, North Country, and the North are geographical nicknames for England’s upper half, a world away from the country’s more-visited south or, shall we say, London. Mention Manchester, and most seem to know it as an industrial city, myself included—that is until I thumbed through “Where to Go: Manchester,” a not-so-ordinary guidebook that hooked me […]
Living in Sausalito for many years only intensifies the anticipation of rounding the last curve on Bridgeway when, magically, the postcard view of the bay with Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the Bay Bridge comes into focus. An ever-changing panorama includes a variety of water craft: ferry boats, sail boats, James Bond-type yachts, a Darth Vader black […]
We were up before the sun. Monica, our cheerful guide from Avventure Bellissime Tours, greeted us in the lobby of our hotel near Piazza Navona. It was 7 a.m.—dark and early, but not too early for two double espressos to go. After one stop to pick up three additional passengers, we were on our way. […]
It was 90 degrees Fahreinheit when we stepped off the plane in Anchorage, Alaska, during summer 2015—blazing hot in a place we expected to be chilly. Not a good sign when it comes to global warming, but because of that warm sun the land portion of the Princess Cruises trip we took was an absolute delight.
Located in the heart of Southern California’s beach communities, Long Beach blends urban sophistication with a relaxed beach resort vibe. Interesting hotels, world-class attractions, front-line museums, a walkable downtown, award-winning restaurants, unique shopping, a cruise line port, and a thriving, multi-faceted arts and culture scene make this city by the sea a great place to live. […]
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Deserted sand keys in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, rainforest hideouts in the Daintree, Spanish castles overlooking the ocean—in Queensland, Australia, the options for a one-of-a-kind wedding are limitless.
At the northern end of what is now Ontario, Canada’s Lake Simcoe, the Wyandot indigenous people planted tree saplings to corral fish; this was later described by the Iroquois as a “place where trees stand in the water” and called tkaronto. Years later, after Europeans took over the region, a portage route from Lake Ontario […]
Air travel plays an integral role in the daily life of those who live on the Hawaiian Islands. Avi Mannis especially understands this, as he is the senior vice president of marketing for Hawaiian Airlines. “With no other way to get between the islands, we provide an integral piece of infrastructure,” Avi says. He adds […]