The snow fell early and in great abundance in Utah so far this winter. Here’s why I head west to Utah’s ski slopes when the thermometer heads south. 1. Easy access. As your plane begins its gradual decent into Salt Lake City, it’s obvious: the mountains are so close you know you can be floating through […]
Women—young, old, single, married, and widowed—are fueling an explosive growth in the travel industry. More women are traveling, for business and for pleasure, and they’re calling the shots. Just look around in a restaurant, how many tables are occupied by groups of women? Of those who currently take nature, adventure or cultural trips, 75% are […]
The Cotswolds are known as the walking capital of England. Why? The ancient network of footpaths were created over the centuries as villagers found the quickest way to their place of work, local market or church.
Less than an hour after we landed at the remote lodge on Hudson Bay, we saw our first polar bear. In fact, it was a cuddly-looking mother and cub who lumbered along the shoreline. We photographed them from the safety of the lodge windows and settled in for a “safety talk” before we headed out […]
The best part of any good hike is the reward of an epic view.
Biking across America. From California to Virginia. WHY? When my 22-year-old daughter asked me to join her in a great adventure and challenge, I hesitated and voiced all my objections and fears. Click here for the diary of a day in Kansas. How would we finance it? Could we get in shape to ride 3,000+ […]
For some people, the word “Sundance” conjures images of Robert Redford in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a mail-order catalogue, a film festival, or a cable channel. To me, however, Sundance equals a majestic mountain retreat—nestled at the foot of a ski mountain in a grove of aspen trees. Intimate, unpretentious and […]
For those of us who travel a lot, the most enduring memories are often of the people we meet along the way. Remember that hilarious waiter in Rome? Or Mary Murphy, the owner of the B&B in Ireland? The best way to connect easily with locals is to stay in their homes or arange to […]
My parents saved all year for our summer family vacations. Mom, dad and four kids piled into the station wagon and we headed west from Ohio to Wyoming, Arizona and California. There is no better way to have an appreciation of our own country and our Wild West History than to visit America’s National Parks. […]