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Cool Country at the Top of the Globe

As recently as 1990 there was virtually no tourism to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. Located in the Arctic Ocean between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole, Svalbard (“cold edge”) was believed to be discovered by the Vikings in the 12th century.

Cool Country on the California Coast From San Diego to Pismo Beach

They came by the thousands. It was not the first time, nor would it be the last. These were young Americans, many of whom who had never lived more than 40 miles from their place of birth.

Panama: The Country, the Canal and a 100th Anniversary

I’m standing on the deck of a 24-passenger catamaran, watching the sun rise over the Pacific. Yes, that’s right. The sun is rising over the Pacific.

The Gone With the Wind Trail: Where Everyone Gives a Damn

I allow three days to explore the Gone with the Wind Trail in and near Atlanta, but it takes me only one to become a Windie. A Windie is a die-hard GWTW fan, a person who is immersed in the history, legends and legacy surrounding the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and enormously popular film.

Alligators, Birds and Plants, Oh my!

It’s 9:30 in the morning, but the air is still cool. Nevertheless, I’m slathered in sunscreen and dripping with insect repellant.

Door County, Wis.,

The little girl behind me giggles, a deep throaty tee-hee-hee. The woman next to me catches my eye, and we start laughing too. “Heather, sshh,” says the girl’s mother.

All Aboard!

Americana on wheels to some; to others, it’s the anti-airline. Whatever the draw, traveling by train is catching on—again.

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City Slickers in the Wyoming Wilds

The sign says we’re entering paradise. I’m skeptical. The six of us—my husband, myself, our son, daughter-in-law and their two children—are about to spend a week at a top-rated guest ranch.

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Crafting the Roads and History of New Hampshire

Rhonda Besaw carefully places three small pouches on her dining room table.

Follow the Gold

I enter my hotel room, open the drape, and there it is—Colorado’s Pikes Peak, one of the world’s most famous mountains, outlined against the setting sun.

Special considerations for traveling overseas with the grandkids

Traveling with kids often presents certain challenges, but with a few travel tips, your overseas trip with the grandkids can be stressfree.

International horror: 5 cautionary tales about traveling abroad

Enjoy international travel, but beware that you may have problems like these international travel horror stories demonstrate.

There’s More to Maui than Sun and Surf

There’s More to Maui than Sun and Surf

5 essential items to take with you on your Alaskan cruise

The unforgettable experience of cruising Alaska is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Each cruise offers exotic wildlife, great outdoor adventures and unforgettable scenery.

Renewing your vows abroad: A checklist of things to do

Here are some tips for destination wedding travel for vow renewal ceremonies abroad so couples can have a unique celebration with friends and famiily.