Beer and Blossoms

Find an abundance of both in the Netherlands. any of the common sights you see in the Netherlands lend the country a storybook quality: gabled townhouses lining serene canals, vast color-blocked fields of tulips, wooden windmills towering over flat landscapes and streets filled with bicycling commuters, all packed into a country a little smaller than […]

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Alaska by Land and Sea

Appreciate the full, rich beauty of Alaska by pairing a cruise with a tour of the interior. Seen from the deck of a cruise ship, Alaska unfolds in all its coastal grandeur. Here, walls of tidewater glaciers inching toward the sea and snow-patched mountains threaded by waterfalls dwarf cruise ships. Shoreside towns brim with culture […]

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Scenic Route: Europe’s Majestic Rhine

A cruise along the Rhine River is a journey through the very heart and soul of Europe. Western Europe’s longest waterway, and among its most storied, the Rhine River meanders for close to 800 miles through six countries. It rises from mountain brooks in the Swiss Alps, flowing past Lichtenstein and Austria, forming a natural […]

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Tasting the Bahamas

There are lots of ways to experience the Bahamas, but none is more delicious than digging into the islands’ regional cuisine. You’ll find influences from all over Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and North America in Bahamian food — think fiery local peppers, heady aromatics and sweet spices. However, most dishes have their roots in the […]

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Trip Notes: Shoot Like a PRO

6 Tips for Frame-Worthy Smartphone Pics    1. Frame it Before You Snap it It’s natural to click away at the cavernous span of the Grand Canyon, or to go shutter-happy on a glimmering, palm-fringed Caribbean beach. But taking the time to add key details will add pop to your images. Place a gnarled pine […]

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Iceland. Ireland. Italy.

When it comes to travel in Europe, the “I”s have it: Iceland, Ireland and Italy, that is. All three countries have spectacular landscapes, fascinating histories and rich cultures that enthrall visitors on journeys they won't soon forget. To experience these fantastic destinations, you need look no further than two companies with a combined 110 years […]

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New Year, New Adventures

For many of us, this month is a time of reflection and renewal. As I ponder over this past year and what the coming year may bring, I’m inspired to make 2018 a year of new experiences.  Although I’m an avid traveler and have visited many exciting destinations over the past 30 plus years, there […]

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Because Someday I Dream of Sleeping in a Glass Igloo

A thick blanket of pure white snow drapes the dramatic landscape outside. You’re curled up in bed, warm and cozy, sipping a cup of steaming hot chocolate. Lying underneath an igloo built of glass, thousands of stars twinkle above you in the sky and, if you are lucky, the famed northern lights are swirling above.  […]

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