Category: World

Magical Markets: A Bavarian Christmas 

The scent of freshly baked gingerbread and hot, spiced glühwein floats on the air along with snowflakes and classic Christmas carols — Europe’s Christmas markets are legendary. Traditional holiday markets showcase time-honored customs and local handicrafts that are quickly being lost in today’s modern world.  Bavaria, located in southeastern Germany, is a state bordered by […]

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Category: US, World

Holiday Travel: Sand and Snow Edition

Some may think that there’s no place like home for the holidays, but for intrepid travelers, there’s nothing like gathering your loved ones and taking off to an exotic locale for sunning, skiing and a bit of cultural immersion. Jimbaran, Bali With its lush, misty rainforests, ancient temples and glorious, sun-splashed beaches, Bali comes pre-loaded […]

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Category: Canada, World

Get a Fresh Perspective in the Canadian Rockies

Mountain landscapes that seem to embrace you, friendly locals who make you feel welcome, and a roster of unique outdoor activities for any skill level make Canada’s Banff/Lake Louise and Whistler regions legendary. The temperate weather of summer is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors here before winter sets in. So what are […]

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Category: Asia & Africa, World

Taming the Mighty Mekong

Running 2,700 miles, the Mekong River is the longest in Southeast Asia and the 12th longest in the world, flowing from the southeastern Qinghai province in China all the way to the South China Sea just outside of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). So much sediment is carried by the Mekong (about one billion […]

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Category: Editors escape, World

Editor’s Escape: Five Family-Friendly Caribbean Excursions

Editor's Escape Spring often activates the travel bug in me. Who am I kidding? I’m always up for an adventure! Our family has done a good bit of traveling, but a few days in the Caribbean is easily my favorite way to spend family vacation. Whether your brood is the laid back type or you’re […]

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Category: Cruises, US

Road Trip to Your Ship

There are many perks to living in the Carolinas. Being within a relatively easy drive to Florida cruise ports is one of them.  Road tripping it to your cruise saves you money on airfare — which can be pricy for families. In addition, you don’t have to worry about potential flight delays, luggage limits, and […]

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Category: Caribbean

Holiday Sparkle at Cap Juluca

Leave it to Cap Juluca, the legendary resort on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, to create a festive, fun-packed holiday celebration filled with food, fireworks, and music. The celebration runs from Sunday, Dec. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Events include all-day excursions by boat to Scilly Cay, a sun-drenched private island, to feast on […]

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Finding Your Pura Vida

Discover what Costa Ricans’ favorite phrase means to you—whether you’re drawn to the country’s nature, adventure, beaches or pampering places. Pura Vida! This signature Costa Rican expression shows up in all kinds of dialogue—as a greeting, as a good-bye, as a response to “How are you?” In fact, given its variety of applications and interpretations, […]

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