When the word “exotic” comes to mind, I immediately think of the Far East: ancient civilizations, Buddhist temples, spectacular ruins, tropical climes and intriguing, and often tragic, histories. I have traveled to Asia several times and have immersed myself in …Read More »
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River cruising has become a popular travel option for many older Americans. The convenience, value and variety of destinations of river cruising attracts travelers seeking to experience a culture not from a train or rental car, but from one of …Read More »
Author Thomas Wolfe in his novel “You Can’t Go Home Again” suggests that once you have left the place in which you grew up, attempts to re-experience significant moments in your youth will be disappointing.
This summer, I ignored that …Read More »
Rio de Janeiro has been in the news for months leading up to the Olympic Games, and it hasn’t been good: the Zika virus, political unrest, ouster of the president, security issues, an uncertain economy and questions about the city’s …Read More »
The summer travel season is upon us and as one considers travel plans within the next few months or later, many seniors may wonder whether to join an escorted tour domestically or abroad, or to travel independently. Both options have
It is a massive inland sea in the middle of a Southern California desert. Ruins of forgotten motels, yacht clubs, restaurants and cocktail lounges dot the beaches. Isolated and sparsely populated communities of wrecked and dilapidated houses and mobile homes
When traveling, I always try to see my destination less from the perspective of a typical tourist and more from a local enjoying what makes his or her hometown special.
Even when my language skills are limited in a country,
For many baby boomers, the quintessential summer vacation was the family road trip. But those who observe American cultural changes have noticed the decline of the family car vacation.
Many of us remember being loaded in the station wagon with
Vietnam has surprises for even the most seasoned world traveler.
For those who have already “done” China and Thailand, this intriguing, beguiling and off-the-beaten-track destination offers an Asian traveling experience that transports Americans into a culture that differs starkly from
There are many joys that come with traveling.
Of course we have the treasured photos and videos we share on social media, or, for those of us who still have our pictures printed the old-fashioned way, pasted into scrapbooks or