Throughout central and eastern Finland, in the area known as the Lake District, smooth blacktop sweeps past sun-drenched fields of golden flowers and through shady patches of pine forests, Bordering the road, clusters of stalk-like fireweed blaze the rich purple hue of their flowers over the lush landscape.
A myriad of clear blue lakes - ...Read more
Labor Day, which falls on September 7 this year, isn’t a good time for a factory tour. In fact, most factories are closed to celebrate the day that honors workers who toil throughout the year to make all sorts of products that enhance daily life for millions of Americans.
But many of your favorite products with legendary brand names do offer ...Read more
Among all of Massachusetts' famously quaint colonial towns, Old Sturbridge Village offers tourists a unique opportunity to step right into history and experience the colonial lifestyle.
Old Sturbridge Village is a town that is a museum, and a museum that is a town. In fact, it's an exemplary living museum, a place where you can connect with ...Read more
Let’s face it: airplanes are germ-packed places where travelers are exposed to a full range of contagious diseases. You face the possibility of catching a vacation-spoiling disease whether the plane filled with other passengers during a peak travel seasons or relatively empty. Whether you’re seated in coach, business or first class, you’re...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
A Song ApartJeffrey H. Baer
A SONG APART revolves around Shannon Kistler, a teenaged pop singer, and Kevin Derow, her 19-year-old biggest fan. They met and fall in love unexpectedly while wishing society would accept them as they are. Then they realize they don’t need anyone else’s approval ...
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