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.
What is “Hidden Ireland,” one may ask?
An offbeat food adventure in New Orleans
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
God’s Country on Alaska’s Inside Passages
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.
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...
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.
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.
Children frolic in the surf and sand. Parents and grandparents stretch out on lounge chairs around the pool, basking in the gentle Ka’anapali sun. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many multigenerational families in one place.
Buffalo, New York, is a vibrant city filled with lots to do and discover for persons of all ages.