There are two days during any calendar year when it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to
stay in any hotel’s designated presidential suite. One of those days is Election Day.
And, the other is Presidents’ Day.
On both holidays, you can be sure that presidential suites across the nation will have been booked ...Read more
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day takes place on January 18 of this year. The national holiday commemorates Dr. King’s legacy and special events and exhibits are scheduled across the country in his honor.
So, you won’t have to travel very far from wherever you are to find a celebratory event at which you can show your respect ...Read more
Movies often motivate tourism. Those exciting locations depicted on the screen are seen as enticing tourist destinations. Dedicated fans are eager to set foot where their favorite actor stood while shooting a particular scene. And any moviegoer can become so intrigued by the lifestyle shown in a film that they feel they must get out there...Read more
As any Los Angelino knows, Oscar’s big day -- this year it’s on Sunday, February 24 -- is a good day to stay at home and watch television. Yes, the stars are out and about town, but car and pedestrian traffic in Hollywood is at a standstill and you have to fight legions of police and security guards to get to a place where you may get...Read more
As the new year approaches, it’s time to renew your travel vows to protect Earth’s natural environments and resources and to respect humanity’s varied traditions and unique indigenous cultures.
There’s a lot at stake, so take your vows seriously.
Bear in mind that what you do now will impact the future. ...Read more
AMSTERDAM: This wonderfully exciting trend-setting city boasts some 50 unique museums that give you an intimate glimpse at all sorts of different aspects of the Dutch lifestyle.
For anyone who is curious about what life is like aboard one of the many houseboats tied up along the city’s canals, there is the Houseboat Museum...Read more
At this time of year you can encounter Santa Claus in many shopping malls and department stores and, in some cities, on practically every well-trafficked street corner. Yes, they wear Santa suits and shout out Ho, ho, ho. But, no, they’re just seasonal Santas, put in place to collect money for charities or to encourage youngsters to ...Read more
If you’ve got the impression that Christmas in Mexico isn’t white, you’re absolutely right. It’s anything but.
The climate is too warm for snow, and Mexican Christmas celebrations are among the most colorful in the world. Actually, the Mexican people are famous for their love of ‘fiestas,’ and the more colorful the...Read more
Now is the perfect time to book your holiday travel, and a most wonderful seasonal destination is Germany, where Christmas is celebrated with marvelous traditional markets in almost every town.
In fact, there are hundreds of local Christmas markets, each offering a unique collection of local handcrafts, seasonal foods and ...Read more
Every European capital has its must-see monumental landmarks. London has is famous for Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, Paris boasts the Eiffel Tower and Arch de Triomphe, and Rome has the remarkable Colosseum and Vatican City.
But at the heart of the European Union, Brussels has a most unusual signature landmark that ...Read more
If you’re already mapping out this year’s holiday gifting adventure, and there’s a traveler on your list, here’s a good question to ask yourself: Why wait for the holidays to give your favorite traveler a gift that will make travel during the holidays more comfortable and fun?
Of course, my answer is: Don��...Read more
SULPHUR, LOUISIANA –– If you’re seeking a spectacular Thanksgiving feast but wish to explore a culinary tradition that’s quit remote from the traditional turkey, head to Southwest Louisiana to sample boudin, the local Cajun version of a down home dish that figures prominently in country cooking around the world.
Jet lag may be the physical complaint most commonly experienced by travelers, but a disrupted sleep cycle isn’t the only change your body experiences when you travel. Far from it. Travel is actually quite hard on your body, whether you feel it intensely at the time of travel or not.
Sitting on an airplane for an hour ...Read more
Oranjestad, Aruba – Every Tuesday evening, this charming Caribbean island town welcomes tourists with its weekly Bon Bini Festival, a spectacular display of song, dance and crafts, presented at gather at Fort Zoutman in celebration of the island's unique cultural heritage.
“Bon bini” means welcome in Papiamento, Aruba’...Read more
Halloween is fast approaching, but you can still ink yourself in for an overnight in a haunted hotel and get some memorable scares.
Perhaps you’d like to visit with ghosts where Stephen King wrote “The Shining.” That would be the legendary Stanley Hotel -- or, more specifically Room 217 at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park...Read more