Learn more about eating your way through Venice

Learn more about eating your way through Venice

Besides wonderful sights, dining in Venice is a highlight My only regret after a weeklong stay in Venice, Italy, was that I couldn’t eat and drink more than I did. Dining in Venice was a wonderful surprise. Besides the art, architecture, friendly Italians, amazing...
Don’t wait for snow! Autumn in the mountains now!

Don’t wait for snow! Autumn in the mountains now!

Autumn in the mountains? Head to a ski area! If the ski resorts near me in New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington Valley and its surroundings are any indication, they are where to go this fall. No, not to ski (though some may have early snow, not many). Heading to discover...
How foreign street signs can make you an ugly tourist

How foreign street signs can make you an ugly tourist

Are you the ugly tourist on vacation or blithely ignorant? If you live in a tourist region, as I do, or if you travel a lot, you’ve certainly witnessed tourists being stupid, if not outright acting badly. Some comments or actions are merely funny, while others rise to...
You need to learn reasonable airline etiquette

You need to learn reasonable airline etiquette

Do we need to establish airline etiquette? And, will you follow it?  As the airlines squeeze more and more people into less and less space, airline etiquette is more important than ever. Airline passengers need to think about those around them and adjust their actions...

Big ski vacations for smaller budgets

No need for a big name (and big money) ski area for a big ski vacation Thanksgiving is over and full-blown winter is almost upon us, which means it’s time to think about planning a ski vacation. Almost immediately the thought follows, “There’s no way to afford it!”...