November 23, 2017

Photo Feature: Angkor Wat Reflected

Angkor-Wat-Reflected

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); An unexpectedly interesting and budget friendly travel destination is Southeast Asia. Cambodia is a wealth of ancient temples and statuary, and you can do an awful lot for a very little. Angkor Wat is the  most notable destination, but there is much much more to see.  Thailand is another country [...]

Photo Feature: Olympic Venue

Olympics

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The great thing about Olympic venues is that they are available to the public after the Olympics have gone. The upcoming 2012 London Olympics offers a fresh venue to England travelers. The home of the 1972 Olympics, Munich, Germany, is another great venue that can be included on your tour [...]

Photo Feature: Snorkeling

Snorkeling

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If your vacation takes you near a body of water, it’s almost mandatory to enjoy it in some way.  Affordable beach travel is very available with a bit of planning.  If something physical helps you appreciate your travel destination more, consider kayaking. It can be done on lakes or oceans [...]

Photo Feature: Pachacamac Ruins, Peru

Pachacamac-Ruins-Peru

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Have you ever considered a travel destination specifically for it’s historical value, but shied away because of cost? If history is your gig, you can get to historical destinations on a budget. That includes foreign and domestic destinations.  Take a walking tour of Tarpon Springs, Florida, for example, to see [...]

Photo Feature: Scottish Golf Cart

Scottish-Golf-Cart

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Many, many people consider the availability of a nice golf course when planning a vacation. The trick is making a golf getaway affordable. It can be done, even if that get away is to Scotland.  Domestically, Florida and Arizona are very popular golf destinations.  A little further, but not so [...]

Hiking to Waterfalls in New England

New-England-Waterfalls

Many people include hiking in their travel agendas when they come to New England.  Because of a National Park, a National Forest, several state parks and other preserved land, there are a lot of hiking trails in the 5-state area. What people may not know is how many of those trails include waterfalls. Over 400 [...]

Photo Feature: Kancamagus Highway

Kancamagus-Highway

The White Mountain National Forest is wonderfully conducive to sight seeing. Cruising the Kancamagus Highway, specifically, is a repeatable trip. It just doesn’t get old. Two of my favorite spots are Lower Falls, where the pools and falls make for a great day of water play, and Bear Notch Rd., which is a byway that [...]

Appreciating Autumn in New England

Foliage

Photo credit: nealaus New England is a great place to visit year round, depending on whether the tourist is looking for beach, skiing, sightseeing, history, or whatever.  Autumn, however, is the natural tour de force up here.  We do it really well, in many ways, and not like anywhere else. FOLIAGE Viewing autumn foliage in [...]

Lessons Learned on a Snowy Day in Boston

Boston-Skyline

My sister Regina and I always spend a day together for our birthdays. Since mine is in July, the options are better for play. Hers is in January, and the best options — those involving sun and warmth — also involve substantial planning and cost. So, this year, she decided she wanted just to go [...]

Restaurant Review: G’Vanni’s Ristorante of Boston

North-End

A trip to Boston, for me, necessarily includes a trip to the North End. It’s a flashback both to my childhood and my college years in Cleveland, Ohio. Listening to the residents interacting, walking through the close streets, smelling the amazing aromas that abound in the North End all bring me back to very  happy [...]

My Favorite Places to Snowshoe

snowshoe

Here’s the rub. The best thing about showshoeing is that, as long as there’s snow, you can shoe there.  That being said, I do have some favorite spots. I put on my winter gear, grab my shoes and poles, and here’s where I go. The first spot, and the most used by me, is out [...]

Deals in South Lake Tahoe

South-Lake-Tahoe

Tahoe’s early snowfall has blanketed South Lake Tahoe with nearly 4 feet of snow at lake level, and 5-6 feet on the mountains. The winter season is looking good. Snow enthusiasts anxious to visit Tahoe and book their winter trips should take a look at Zephyr Cove Resort. Unlike the hectic and almost urban ski [...]

$20.10 Rates for the Rest of 2010 on the Olympic Peninsula

Lake-Quinault-Lodge

Olympic National Park and surroundings set the  stage for a relaxing winter getaway. This year, that getaway is more affordable  than ever.  For November or December travel with the End 2010 with $20.10 Deal, visitors to the area can stay one night at Lake Quinault Lodge (pictured above) or Kalaloch Lodge for $99 and get [...]

Christmas in Portland, Maine

Xmas-Portland

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); There are several traditional Christmas events in Portland. I’ve been to all of them several times, but generally not all in the same year.  They are all well done and worth the time to pursue.