While you can’t entirely avoid exposure to germs, you can protect yourself to some extent by taking simple commonsense precautions to avoid the unparalleled disappointment and inconvenience of stepping off the airplane en route or coming home from your highly anticipated vacation trip.
The first line of defense is to ...Read more
ORANJESTAD, ARUBA -- Each Tuesday evening, tourists in this charming Caribbean island town gather at Fort Zoutman for Aruba’s weekly Bonbini Festival, a spectacular display song, dance and crafts, presented in celebration of the island's unique cultural heritage.
“Bon bini” means welcome in Papiamento, Aruba’s distinctive l sometimes ...Read more
HONG KONG – The high energy of this rush and bustle city pulses in its flashing brightly colored neon signs, about half of which lead, it seems, to food.
There’s no mistaking it: Hong Kong is heaven for foodies!
Fact is, the city boasts so many restaurants that you could actually dine out three times a day for a decade and never eat in ...Read more
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Many travelers owe their inspiration to seek adventure abroad to Tintin, the popular fictitious journalist who travels around the globe seeking answers to mysteries in which circumstances and his curious nature intersect.
Althuogh Tintin is a cartoon character and his quests are pure fiction, fables about him have ...Read more
Summer’s peak travel season is underway, and with heavier traffic, you can expect flights to be full of passengers impatient to get to their vacation destinations so they can make the most of their time away.
During any season of the year, all airlines schedules are often impacted by the inevitability of adverse weather conditions, ...Read more
If you’re traveling with kids this summer, plan ahead for some marvelous museum adventures.
Excellent and entertaining Interactive and hands-on exhibitions about scientific phenomena, vastly varied cultures and historical events are entertaining and educational await in children’s museums across the nation. And the really good news is that...Read more
Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching, but there’s still time to book an affordable getaway for the family as a special treat for mom. Cities around the nation offer Mother’s Day events and packages, and you can find good last minute discount package deals at online travel sites such as HotWire and Priceline.
The trip is for Mom, so pick ...Read more
Although it’s advisable to travel very light these days, there are several gadgets that are well worth their extra weight in comfort and security, and can easily be stowed with the rest of your essential travel gear. Here’s a roster of must-have travel gear:
Luggage Strap: Most airlines require you leave checked bags ...Read more
Surly BondsMichael Byars Lewis
A military espionage thriller about a student pilot whose life begins to spin out of control and soon finds himself engaged in a life or death struggle to prevent WWII. From the skies over Oklahoma, to the streets of Moscow, to the steps of the Alamo, SURLY BONDS will keep you guessing until...
San Francisco’s North Beach may not be as well-trafficked by tourists as Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, Chinatown, or the Castro and Haight, but it’s blocks are chock full of historical sites, cultural attractions and cafes where coffee-loving artists and intellectuals gather to discuss whatever is on their minds. ‘’
Actually, the...Read more
It's not easy to pack for travel, especially if you're trip encompasses several destinations and specific events. Even f you have multiple sartorial obligations, it's good to keep your luggage light and best to limit it to carryon.
For the sake of packing efficiency, think things through before you start stuffing clothing and accessories into a...Read more
There’s no doubt that the travel experience has been radically changed by the arrival, ongoing development and overall influence of the digital age.
Computers give instantaneous access to travel-related information ranging from weather reports and transportation delays to updates on areas afflicted by outbreaks of war or an infectious ...Read more