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Top ten holiday celebrations and cities in America

Top ten holiday celebrations and cities in America

San Francisco, CA My home town San Francisco is renowned for holiday celebrations on a grand scale and this year’s

California Wine Country. Where to hike, bike, sip.

California Wine Country. Where to hike, bike, sip.

I live near California Wine Country, not far from Napa and Sonoma, and I love to be active by day

Remembering the Berlin Wall, Check Point Charlie, and how the city has changed

Remembering the Berlin Wall, Check Point Charlie, and how the city has changed

Before the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, Check Point Charlie was the gateway for intrepid tourists to

All Aboard for deals on train travel in Europe

All Aboard for deals on train travel in Europe

I just returned from a five country, fifteen-day trip zipping around Europe with a Eurail Pass. Discount train travel in

Gutsy Traveler’s Best Ways to Connect in a New City

Gutsy Traveler’s Best Ways to Connect in a New City

Finding your way around a new city by trial and error makes for great stories after the fact, but usually

Tips for Solo Travel

Tips for Solo Travel

Solo travel is a fast-growing travel trend for men and women.What’s so great about it? For starters, you no longer

Europe Riverboat Cruises Offer Ease and Old World Beauty

Europe Riverboat Cruises Offer Ease and Old World Beauty

My husband and I are drawn to places with a connection to water in an effort to relax, whether the

Unusual Packing Tips for Frequent Travelers

Unusual Packing Tips for Frequent Travelers

My five most useful packing tips for frequent travelers. Packing is always stressful. Even though I’ve packed for trips to

Gutsy Traveler’s Best Walks in San Francisco

Gutsy Traveler’s Best Walks in San Francisco

San Francisco’s best walks are free.  As local residents, here are our suggestions. Golden Gate Bridge Walk The Golden Gate

Travel Life Lesson #3: The Meditation of Flying

Travel Life Lesson #3: The Meditation of Flying

While constant jet lag and waiting can be a challenging aspect of air travel, those precious hours spent in the