How to stay safe when traveling — use city smarts

How to stay safe when traveling — use city smarts

Hit-and-run thieves have many schemes for separating you from your possessions. An email has just crossed my screen pleading for help. It isn’t the first and it won’t be the last. Another traveler has just been robbed in the Paris Métro. He claims he was on the...
True confessions of a travel (food) junkie

True confessions of a travel (food) junkie

I’m a food junkie and I’m never going to change. I have a confession: No matter where I travel, there’s no such thing as leaving a place without checking out where the locals shop. If I’m buying gifts, some of the best ones are found in local...
What makes Rhine River Cruising a special family vacation

What makes Rhine River Cruising a special family vacation

Rhine River Cruising was a well-planned (and successful) family/birthday vacation  It was a special birthday – mine – and I thought it merited a special celebration. Instead of a blow-out party that we’d forget in a month, I decided to take my son, his wife and my two...

True confessions of a travel (food) junkie

I have a confession: I’m a food junkie and I’m never going to change. No matter where I travel, there’s no such thing as leaving a place without checking out where the locals shop. If I’m buying gifts, some of the best ones can be found in...