Sometimes history punches you right in the face, and there's no time to duck. Under its exotic steeple and fortified towers, the town seemed marinated in history. I thought Radler was being theatrical until the old man opened his mouth.
Aarhus, Denmark's second-largest city, calls itself the "World's Smallest Big City."
I first visited Istanbul in the 1970s. For thousands of years, Istanbul has marked the point where East meets West -- a crossroads of civilizations. Traces of the Roman capital remain in Istanbul.
I love all the technology that makes travel easier than ever. Essentially, a smartphone helps you make the most of your travel time.
Today my long-time Dutch friends, Hans and Marjet, are driving me to polder country -- the vast fields reclaimed from the sea where cows graze, tiny canals function as fences, and only church spires and windmills interrupt the horizon.
Years ago, I met a dear man on a deserted roadside in the Scottish Highlands. The Scottish Highlands are filled with magic and mystery. The area north of Glasgow offers a fun and easy dip into the Highlands.