Kazakhstan: A Land Almost Lost, Now Found

August 9, 2017

Our flight from Washington took us through one of the world’s oldest capital cities, Istanbul, once Constantinople, to set us down in one of the world’s newest. At 4 a.m., […]

Liverpool: Beatles and Birdies at the British Open


Standing beneath the liver bird-topped buildings of Liverpool, surrounded by “Scoucies” wearing Doc Martens next to statues of the Beatles, I found it hard to believe that the British Open […]

Airbnbs Face Hotel-Like Regulations


Airbnb, the online home-sharing concept launched in 2008 in San Francisco, has become an almost billion-dollar-a-year global industry. Over the Fourth of July weekend in Washington, D.C., more than 8,000 […]

How to Travel Wisely

August 8, 2017

To travel wisely, one needs to think about why one is traveling to a specific country in the first place.

Travel Apps You Can Trust


Here are some free apps to make your next getaway less complicated and more rewarding… Restaurant Apps Compared Zagat vs. Michelin Travel While Zagat’s app is widely known for trusted […]

A Tony, Townie Getaway to Frederick

July 26, 2017

Stroll north from the Square Corner, the intersection of Market and Patrick Streets in downtown Frederick, Maryland, and a freestanding mansion will appear mid-block, like a bolt from the blue. […]

Start-Up Offers ‘Travel Score’ for Top Travelers

March 20, 2017

It’s smooth sailing for cruise line operators and their loyal customers as a new startup, CruisingSociety.org, enters unchartered waters by increasing value for travelers and maximizing profits for operators in […]

From Dulles to Dublin

March 9, 2017

Most Americans travel to Ireland to experience the bucolic green quilt and timeless stony coast familiar from films such as “How Green Was My Valley,” “The Quiet Man,” “Ryan’s Daughter,” […]

‘No Tax’ Relaxation With Puerto Rican Tree Frogs

February 13, 2017

The most recent, non-important, non-urgent vacation realization to dawn on me did so on an evening walk back to my room from the Plantation House at the Bahia Beach St […]

What’s New in Rehoboth

August 1, 2016

About 120 miles east of D.C. as the seagull flies, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, was founded in 1873 as the Rehoboth Beach Camp Meeting Association, which disbanded eight years later. Rehoboth […]