Heidelberg’s marvelous old town – or Altstadt, in the vernacular – boasts an awesome collection of medieval and renaissance architecture that is showcased against the magnificent mountains of Germany’s southwestern region.
Nested on the south band of the Neckar River, Altstadt is a grid of narrow and ancient
Washington Irving’s beloved classic “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” certainly sets the scene for Halloween scares. Referring to the famously headless horseman who haunts the hood, this quote: “Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts ...Read more
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. ‘’
If you’re road trip vacation through Georgia happens to take you through Plains, you’ll be welcomed to town by a 13-foot tall statue of a peanut with a grinning countenance that bears an unmistakable resemblance to Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States. Plains is Carter’s hometown, and the smiling statue was ...Read more
There was no way you could not notice the woman who was making her way down the aisle on the airplane. Her girth was such that she had to twist her body sideways to get past each row of seats. She struggled with each step, even though she was supporting herself with a walking stick.
I'm not an expert on guessing a person's ...Read more
Mother Nature‘s annual change of palette takes place in wilderness areas around the world, but few destinations can match the gloriously vibrant display of colors to be seen in the northeastern United States and throughout Canada’s eastern provinces.
During a period of about six weeks, from mid-September through the end of...Read more
The Lincoln Highway, America’s original coast-to-coast interstate roadway, features scenic wonders, historic attractions and wonderful close encounters with oh-so-many down home communities. It’s the quintessential American road trip, and the best part of it is that you can travel it in stages, starting on either coast or right in the ...Read more
Everyone finds dinosaurs fascinating. Some people travel far and wide to see their remains. Others dedicate their lives to finding new specimens and bringing them to public attention.
One of the all-time great dinosaur finds occurred back in 1990, in the South Dakota Badlands, when a team of paleontologists lead by Pete Larson...Read more
Put on your walking shoes to tour the ‘White City,’ featuring the largest collection of Bauhaus buildings in the world. Actually, Bauhaus architecture is one of Tel Aviv’s most popular tourist attractions, and one of modern-day Israel’s strongest cultural ties with Germany.
In Tel Aviv, Bauhaus is really more than just...Read more
Boston’s Freedom Trail is designed to help travelers from across the US and around the world celebrate and contemplate our nation’s origins, as well as the freedoms we enjoy and our responsibilities for safeguarding and sustaining them.
Looking back at historic events that brought us to our current state of affairs is a...Read more
Even if you’re a dedicated tourist, sometimes it’s just too difficult to get where you really want to go.
You may find that your favored destination is beyond your current budget, or that it doesn’t provide the kind of accessibility you may require, or that you’ve had to cancel a planned trip because you’ve been ...Read more
It’s always been a good idea to have a passport at the ready, and the best time to get one is before you actually need it. So, avoid last minute anxiety and rush. Apply for your new passport or you passport renewal now. At present, the same charges are applied for new and renewal applications. For adults, that’s $110 for the ...Read more
July 4 is the perfect date to honor and celebrate some of the Americans heroes who played a historic role in making our nation great, and the best way to pay homage to them is to learn more about their contributions by visiting the places where they lived and worked.
The trip need not be extensive or expensive — the ...Read more