Destinations

A True Taste of Hawaii: Savouring Kauai’s South Shore

Ocean view of McBryde Gardens.(Beverly Mann)
Ocean view of McBryde Gardens.(Beverly Mann)

Dolphins and whales arched through the air in crystal turquoise waters, as cascading waterfalls draped along dense forestry in the surrounding cavernous mountain ranges. That...




  • Les Saintes (Susan James)

    Gorgeous Guadeloupe: The Caribbean’s Magical Isle

    It’s easy to find the island of Guadeloupe on a map. In the middle of the Lesser Antilles—a chain of tiny islands that arc across... Read more

  • A biker on the path in Ruisui, Taiwan. (courtesy of Republic of China Tourism Bureau)

    Cycling: One of the Best Ways to Experience Rural Taiwan

    Taiwan has lush subtropical forests, pristine beaches, and crisp mountain air—all accessible by over 2,000 miles of designated biking paths. Combining the popularity of the... Read more

  • Grand Canyon View (Courtesy of Grand Canyon)

    Arizona Adventures: Grand Canyon and Tombstone

    My husband and I recently visited two places in Arizona that were on both our bucket lists. Our first stop in the Grand Canyon State... Read more

  • Perugia(Susan James).

    On Italy’s Road of Saints

    No one knows exactly how old the Italian city of Perugia is. Built on a mountaintop about 4,000 years ago by an ancient tribe called... Read more

  • The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway provides a stellar view of the Coachella Valley. (SMG Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism)

    Palm Springs vs Borrego Springs

    There are distinct differences between the California desert communities of Palm Springs and Borrego Springs, but they both offer a bonanza for the visitor seeking... Read more

  • Sainte Pierre, with Mount Pelée looming in the background. Sainte Pierre was Martinique’s capital city until it was wiped out after Mount Pelée erupted in 1902, killing around 30,000 people. (Photo by Luc Olivier)

    Martinique: A Rustic Caribbean Beauty

    Ah, the French. They have a knack for great food and wine, and a few hundred years ago they managed to secure a handful of... Read more

  • Colisseum

    Returning to Rome

    Several lifetimes are not enough to explore Rome. Ruins are still being excavated, restored, and preserved for the next millennium. On my most recent of... Read more

  • Istranca Mountains along the coastline of the magnificent Marmara Sea. (Mohammed Reza Amirinia)

    The Many Charms of Turkish Thrace

    Some of the most fought-over areas in the old Roman world can be found in Thrace, a region in southeast Europe whose historical boundaries have... Read more

  • Angklung players perform. (Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia)

    Indonesia’s Wondrous ‘Intangible’ Cultural Treasures

    Indonesia, the largest archipelagic country in the world, is made up of 13,466 islands, big and small. Since they are separated by the sea, there... Read more

  • Huaconada dance (1)

    Preserving Peru’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Peru, a republic with Amerindians, Europeans, Africans, and Asians, is a South American country with a wide array of artistic expression, especially in music, dance,... Read more

  • One evening we took a cruise down the Zambezi River. An army of fifty or so elephants plunged into the waters and swam, en masse, to a sandbar downstream. The folds and ridges of Zambia’s escarpment in the distance looked like a curtain that shielded our watery, green stage.(Giannella M. Garrett)

    Zimbabwe: The Comeback Country

    I stepped off the Cessna Caravan and into a veritable frying pan. “Welcome to Hwange National Park,” greeted my guide, Richard Yohane, looking crisp and... Read more

  • The Panthéon in Paris’s Latin Quarter functions as a mausoleum containing the remains of martyrs and distinguished French citizens. (Camille Gévaudan/Public Domain)

    Paris: Museums, Masterpieces, and Avoiding Human Gridlock

    If all roads lead to Rome, it seems that all planes land in Paris. Certainly, the city’s most famous attractions are worth some selfie-stick puncture... Read more

  • A uniformed tour guide gestures to tourists outside the War Museum in Pyongyang on October 9, 2015. North Korea is gearing up for a lavish celebration marking the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party on October 10.     AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones        (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

    10 Signs That Should Tell You Visiting North Korea Is a Terrible Idea

    No matter where you travel, you should be aware of the laws and cultural norms in order to avoid unwittingly getting yourself into trouble. In some countries, like... Read more

  • Braving wind and cold to experience sunrise at Grand Canyon on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2016. (M. Quinn/National Park Service, CC BY 2.0)

    How the Grand Canyon Changed Our Ideas of Natural Beauty

    Few sights are as instantly recognizable, and few sites speak more fully to American nationalism. Standing on the South Rim in 1903, President Teddy Roosevelt... Read more

  • A still shot from "Elkmont Symphony" by Harun Mehmedinovic.

    Watch the World’s Largest Gathering of Synchronized Fireflies

    Every June, the largest gathering of fireflies illuminates Elkmont Ghost Town in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s a mating ritual in which the males... Read more

  • A surfer looks at the Northern lights illuminating the sky over the snow covered beach of Unstad, on Lofoten Islands, Arctic Circle, on March 14, 2016.  
(OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Photos: Surfing Under the Northern Lights in the Arctic Circle

    Surfs up in the freezing cold.  Unstad beach, on the Lofoten Islands in Norway, is one of the most unlikely surfing hotspots in the world. Located... Read more


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