In anticipation of Hawaii’s legendary Aloha welcome, many tourists who visit come to the islands expect to receive flower leis upon their arrival.
Lei-giving is an age old tradition throughout Hawaii, but it is, unfortunately, no longer a matter of course.
Although many who arrive in Hawaii on package ...Read more
New Year’s Eve is the first big party of the year, a celebration held round the globe with fireworks displays, lots of pomp and ceremony and Champagne.
But it’s certainly not the only annual public celebration of note -- especially not for travelers who delight in revelry and spectacle at new and exciting ...Read more
Throughout Amsterdam's long and fascinating history, the city's citizens have shown remarkable ingenuity in integrating established traditions and innovative trends to creat a richly nuanced and well-rounded lifestyle that's enormously enjoyable for tourists and locals alike.
Where tradition and trend obviously ...Read more
Before you go racing off to that crowded mall to treasure hunt for your favorite travelers’ seasonal gifts, consider the variety of wonderful items that are available on line.
Browsing the holiday catalogs of online purveyors is like discovering a treasure trove of travel gadgets and accessories. You’ll find ...Read more
There can be no doubt that travel leads to greater understanding of different cultures and the human condition. It can also dramatically reveal the consequences of regrettable human behavior – of intolerance -- throughout history.
Unfortunately, American travelers do not need a passport to witness the consequences of intolerance. We have ...Read more
Among the many quaint colonial towns in Massachusetts, Old Sturbridge Village – or OSV, as it’s known to locals, offers a unique opportunity to step into history and experience colonial lifestyle, especially at Thanksgiving.
OSV is a living museum, a place where you can connect with American history while exploring ...Read more
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK -- This entrepreneurial city situated in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes District is full of civic pride and invention. In fact, Syracuse boasts that through the years its clever citizens have invented more patented items than smarties living any other US metropolis.
If you’ve ever used a ...Read more
As the year end travel holiday travel rush gets underway, prepare yourself for increased delays and cancellations in air travel. Flights are filled to capacity with passengers eager to get home to spend holidays with their loved ones, or those who intend to grab a quick and much needed getaway before their annual quota of ...Read more
If You Leave this Farm: The Dream Is DestroyedAmanda Farmer
A Memoir about courage, hope, and resilience. The story powerfully shows the internal struggle and conflict between personal desires, the crushing weight of constant submission to a father's misguided use of God-given authority, and the need to be accepted by one's ...
Chicago has a fabulous collection of world-class museums, many of which are conveniently clustered along picturesque Lake Shore Drive or situated in other neighborhoods easily reached by public transportation.
Focusing on everything from fine and applied art to science and technology, this extraordinary array of ...Read more