Over 35 years as a travel writer, you collect a lot of memories. Some stand out more than others. Here are a couple of favorites as recounted for an inquisitive grand-daughter.
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Think “festival” and New Orleans’ Mardi Gras may come to mind. Many other festive events around the country also are fun, funky and far out.
A tour of Egypt is a wondrous experience anytime, but with Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) it becomes multi-dimensional
Most visitors to Egypt go to see pyramids and other iconic sites. A Nile River cruise can include them plus an immersion in the lifestyle of the people.
Many people visit Egypt to see the pyramids, Sphinx and other iconic treasures. Adding to its allure is the fascinating lifestyle and culture of its people.
The Garden Island of Kauai is the lushest and prettiest of the Hawaiian islands. Its scenic coast inspires, abundant hiking trails enthrall and magnificent beaches beckon.
A moonscape setting, multicolored beaches, volcanoes and star gazing greet visitors to Hawai’i Island. It replicates a continent in miniature.
Along with its beaches, Miami, Florida’s neighborhoods offer diverse cultures, architecture and other attractions. This intriguing variety adds to a visit.
New Orleans is a city where anything goes, where everyone feels comfortable. It’s a city of contradictions. It’s also a city that’s part Left Bank, part island getaway. A town where tacky sits comfortably with tropical vegetation on the same barstool, Bacchus, blues and beignets share the same plate. A place of historical substance wrapped …
Quick quiz: Think swinging jazz and soulful blues played in music clubs and by street musicians outside. Picture sidewalks crowded with people sipping beverages from plastic cups as they stroll along. If you guess that describes New Orleans, you’re right – but there’s more. Now see yourself visiting museums which focus ranges from food and festivals …
At 450 plus years, St. Augustine, Florida is America’s oldest city. There’s a lot to recommend in a city that is that old ― history, ancient (for the states) architecture, Spanish culture and, of course, ghosts. A city that old has a lot of history to haunt ― a lot of death and despair to …
South Padre Island, TX is home to two exhibits of world-class sculptures: the Sea Turtle Art Trail and the Sandcastle Capital of the world.