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Someday you too may be dropped off on a beach in Southern Thailand and have to drag your bag up to the resort. At that moment, you'll know if you the perfect travel bags and if you're an accomplished packer. Because the skill of traveling light depends upon your...read more
The forecast for summer activities in Colorado calls for big blue skies in the day and cool evenings at any altitude. Claim your share of things to do in Colorado’s mild summer season by getting outside and getting active. Take a hike. Colorado has hundreds of miles...read more
You've got to love a city who's slogan is "Think Large. Live Big!" And Dallas is big in every way; architecturally striking buildings, a stunning skyline, and magnificent museums in the largest urban art district in the nation. Visit the location of President...read more
Before Stepping up to the Tasting Bar, Sit Down to the Most Important Meal of the Day Bed, then breakfast At Calistoga’s Chateau de Vie, bed and breakfast guests dig into a classic winemaker’s breakfast consisting of fresh pastry, eggs scrambled with fresh tarragon...read more
First time travel with the mutt to Monterey and beyond. When I was young our pets stayed in the kitchen. Our poodles and terriers always knew their place–at the bottom of the family hierarchy. Over the years pet trends have changed significantly as Fido has gone from...read more
I'm excited to have you on my site. My credentials: Traveled to over 90 countries worldwide National Geographic Travel Book Author Meet the Smashbrothers Traveler. Video. Bon Voyage. ...read more
Voted by locals as the peak experiences in their hometown; Tango down the colorful streets of Little Havana, sunbathe at the best-loved beaches, swim with dolphins, meet the manatees, discover the best museums or wander through lush gardens. Key Biscayne Beaches The...read more
First of all, is it safe to travel to Japan now? I just returned from a trip to Japan and I am pleased to report that Japan is safe to travel to. Of course it’s advisable to avoid Fukushima, where the earthquake and tsunami struck over a year ago, but the rest of...read more
"Books to spark your wanderlust for travel to France, Italy and beyond," was the subject of an interview I recently did with PBS (Public Broadcasting Service). What do you think of the ten best books I recommended? France: A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway, La...read more
What should every traveler pack whether for a trip by land or sea? 1. A large safety-pin or a clothespin to fully close the hotel or cruise ship cabin drapes. 2. Passport and a photocopy. Before you go make a PDF of your passport and full trip itinerary and store it...read more
In the far northwestern corner of Panama, tucked up next to the border with Costa Rica, the relatively undiscovered Bocas del Toro islands not only have both beautiful beaches and captivating marine animals, but this archipelago also contains intact indigenous Indian...read more