How to get the most from a visit to the US Virgin Islands

How to get the most from a visit to the US Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands: Sun, Sand, and Savings on Shopping One island in ways resembles a city in the United States with teeming streets and sidewalks and shops galore. Another is a tiny dot of land which consists largely of unspoiled wilderness (see St. John: Little...
How to savor nature at the Lodge at Gulf State Park

How to savor nature at the Lodge at Gulf State Park

Sun and sustainable tourism: A good-natured getaway The Lodge at Gulf State Park on Alabama’s Gulf of Mexico coast was designed and built, and is operated, to be as nature-friendly and environmentally conscious as possible. That’s because it’s located where, as the...
The Czech Republic: From castles to countryside

The Czech Republic: From castles to countryside

Prague is beautiful but the surrounding villages are also amazingly splendid Most people who visit the Czech Republic confine their stay to Prague, its majestic capital – and with good reason. “The city of a hundred spires” not only challenges the likes of Paris in...
Key West — laid back with loud shirts

Key West — laid back with loud shirts

Key West is a place to relax, enjoy nature, and party.  Even after spending several days luxuriating in the sun on Key West, the essence of the Florida destination eluded me. I had immersed myself in the tiny island’s history, wandered narrow streets lined by...