Market Mystique

I expect Seattle’s Pike Market to be colorful, crowded and caffeinated, as befits the city that birthed Starbucks, but I don’t expect flying salmon.

A look back at Alyeska—The Great Land

People just want more. The Alaska cruise continues to be the second-most popular cruise in the world, with many of its visitors repeat passengers.

Tahiti and her islands: A romantic destination

The first thing you notice is the fragrance. The intoxicating perfume of the tiare flower tells your senses that you are in a magical place, overflowing with tropical vegetation and soothing trade winds.

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Celebrate the autumn in ‘Hidden Ireland’

What is “Hidden Ireland,” one may ask?

Beyond the gumbo

An offbeat food adventure in New Orleans

Walk in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas

Wales loves its artists. That’s easy to say with the likes of actors Richard Burton, Anthony Hopkins and Michael Sheen all hailing from the southwest coast of Wales, near Swansea. No artist, however, commands a deeper place in a Welshman’s heart than poet and writer, Dylan Thomas.

Paradise found on the north shore of Oahu

The drums pounded and so did my heart. Five Maori warriors moved in unison to the pulsating beat of the Haka war dance as their vessel glided down the tropical river.

A world-class event in a world-class city

The elevator rises; my stomach drops. Zooming upward at 15 miles an hour, it takes only 58 seconds to reach the observation deck of the CN Tower in Toronto, one of the world’s tallest buildings.

A taste of the Land of Enchantment

Red or green? Or perhaps Christmas? It took me a minute to realize that the waitperson was asking me what chili sauce I would prefer. Just for the record, I opted for Christmas.

Train Trip to New Orleans Set for April

Journeys By Train, a Tucson-based escorted deluxe travel company, will conduct special journeys around the United States and Canada this year, including an April trip to New Orleans.

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Sitka by the Sea

God’s Country on Alaska’s Inside Passages

Skiing with Mayor King

Located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico, Taos Ski Valley is nestled high in the sky, just 15 miles northeast of the city of Taos.

Journey to the Bottom of the Globe

As a travel journalist, I am constantly asked for my favorite travel experiences. The list is endless, but there is one destination that seems to raise the most eyebrows...

It’s Harvest Season in Eastern Washington State

Sure, I knew western Washington’s Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, the islands of Puget Sound, the rainforests and the rugged Washington coast well. I never really gave the rich agricultural eastern part of the state, known more for sun than rain, a chance.

Highway 49 Revisited

In the 1840s, the population of California was only 14,000, but by 1850 more than 100,000 settlers and adventurers had arrived from all over the world—and they came for one reason: gold.