July 23, 2014

Literary Travel Brings Affordable Adventure to Avid Readers

Literary Travel Beatrix Potter House

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; If theme parks and golf getaways arenít in your travel budget this year, consider incorporating a bit of literary tourism into your next family vacation itinerary. Itís easily incorporated into other agendas, and typically comes at an extremely affordable price point. Here are a handful of ways you can begin to [...]

Old Port Festival, Portland, Maine

Old-Port-Festival

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Portland, Maine, still has a very vibrant and active working waterfront.† Until the 1970′s, when local developers saw the neighborhood abutting the waterfront as a retail and entertainment goldmine, it was not a safe place even to take a walk. Now, this neighborhood — known as the Old Port or Old [...]

Chrysler Museum of Art a True Treasure for Norfolk

Chrysler Museum 2

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; On a recent business trip to Norfolk, I had the opportunity to spend a morning visiting an East Coast treasure I never knew existed. The Chrysler Museum of Art, a venue housing tens of thousands of works exemplifying a number of styles and artists, represents a significant cultural resource for the [...]

Thrifty Ways to Travel Green

Eco Travel

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Ecologically-minded travelers hoping to keep it green on the road are often concerned about a potentially out-of-control price tag. Fortunately, itís getting more affordable than ever to maintain your environmental priorities while on vacation. Here are a few of my favorite frugal tips. Food: Breakfast is one of the most affordable [...]

Photo from the Road: Greenery and a Carved Roman Ruin

greenery and a carved roman rock

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This architectural image represents many such photo opportunities in Amman, Jordan. The city is home to several sets of Roman ruins, as well a handful of notable restaurants, such as the Blue Fig.

How to Get the Best Value for Your Spa Getaway

Spa at Sandestin

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Hectic schedules and stressful careers make spa vacations a sought-after commodity for many travelers. Hot stone massages, seaweed wraps and sugar scrubs are among the more popular choices for vacationers, but facials and foot rubs receive high marks as well. With rates reaching as high as $500 or more for certain [...]

Photo from the Road: Peruvian Stream in Ollantaytambo

Peruvian Stream

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This high-altitude stream is located in the village of Ollantaytambo, in Peru. The site is home to some impressive Incan ruins and a very picturesque area of the country.

Snowshoeing Offers Active, Affordable Vacation Options

Snowshoeing

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; We packed up our snowshoe equipment along with our energetic Labrador, and drove off from our cabin on St. Froid Lake to enjoy the free community trails at the 10th Mountain Ski Club in Fort Kent, Maine. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other ideas and the previous dayís snowfall was still clogging [...]

Photo from the Road: Horse in Shenandoah National Park Stables

horse at shenandoah

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This horse is one of several in the riding stables of Shenandoah National Park, where visitors can go horseback riding as well as camping, hiking and stargazing.

Photo from the Road: Typical Venetian Entryway

venetian entryway

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This doorway exemplifies the typical architecture one can expect to see when touring Venice, Italy. Similar photo ops are possible along the various alleyways and canals throughout the city.

Photo from the Road: Jordanian Soldier

Jordanian Soldier

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This Jordanian soldier stands guard among the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Jerash. The entire city plays host to a cultural festival every year, and is a popular destination for vacationers touring Jordan.

Photo from the Road: Petra Man with Donkey

bedouin man with donkey

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This man in Petra, Jordan takes a break with his donkey after taking tourists for a ride along the Siq. Petra is known around the world as the ancient rose red city in the rocks.

Photo from the Road: Jaffa Clock Tower

jaffa clock tower

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This antique clock tower was photographed in the seaside town of Jaffa, Israel, which has been in existence since around the time of Noah. The town is a pleasant stroll from the city of Tel Aviv, and home to several great seafood restaurants and artistsí shops.

5 Travel Lit Titles That May Have Flown Under Your Radar

businessman lost in field using a map

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; So many titles come out in the travel genre each year, itís difficult to keep up with them all. Here are five interesting options that you may have missed. On the Road in í68, by Tom Leech Essentially a published travel journal accented with historical event lists from both then and [...]