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Join us, a Smashbrothers and freelance writers for tips and inspiration to journey around the world.
My world is a large one – a delicious, delectable, luscious view of life in many countries. For over 42 years, I have worked as a flight attendant and have been traveling the globe for over 50 years. I have learned much about the people and places I have visited. My...read more
Save the children of Nepal, well that's a lofty goal that only Olga could tackle. Let me explain why she's not any ordinary woman or volunteer. Olga was an attorney who worked for 37 years, helping write opinions for two California Supreme Court chief justices in San...read more
I put down my blanket and settled into the grassy hillside of the ski resort in Edmonton Canada with fellow folk music lovers. We were old and young, mellow and magnanimous. My spirit soared to the music of Arlo Guthrie and Dougie MacLean - one of Scotland's biggest...read more
For some people, the word “Sundance” conjures images of Robert Redford in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a mail-order catalogue, a film festival, or a cable channel. To me, however, Sundance equals a majestic mountain retreat—nestled at the foot of a...read more
Is it possible to visit New York without breaking the bank?Here are cheap and chic hotel suggestions and alternative sightseeing activities that are both fun and affordable! New York City's average daily room rate in 2012 was a whopping $290, according to NYC &...read more
“The Gourmet Mile” in Yountville, a small town with a big reputation for exceptional cuisine and extraordinary wine. Located in the heart of Napa, about an hour drive from San Francisco, the dining tables of some of America’s most celebrated chefs are within walk...read more
Sometimes hiding Easter eggs in the backyard just doesn't cut it. So how about giving your kids a treat this year with a hunt aboard, say, a cruise ship? MSC Cruises is one such cruise line that is geared towards families and Easter festivities. Not only do kids sail...read more
For those of us who travel a lot, the most enduring memories are often of the people we meet along the way. Remember that hilarious waiter in Rome? Or Mary Murphy, the owner of the B&B in Ireland? The best way to connect easily with locals is to stay in their homes or...read more
My parents saved all year for our summer family vacations. Mom, dad and four kids piled into the station wagon and we headed west from Ohio to Wyoming, Arizona and California. There is no better way to have an appreciation of our own country and our Wild West History...read more
Almost every week I see another nature program on TV about the Galapagos Islands. I loved my short trip there a decade ago when I swam with the sea lion pups, penguins, and sharks and ad mired the famous blue-footed boobie, land iguanas and tortoise. With every...read more
The snow fell early and in great abundance in Utah so far this winter. Here's why I head west to Utah's ski slopes when the thermometer heads south. 1. Easy access. As your plane begins its gradual decent into Salt Lake City, it’s obvious: the mountains are so...read more
When I was a student in Paris, a classmate invited me to her home in the Loire Valley for the weekend. We took the train from Paris and visited the cathedral in Chartres and several castles. February is a cold and damp time in France. I remember the pleasure of...read more