Panama — it’s more than just the canal

Panama — it’s more than just the canal

Mention “Panama” and most people think “Canal” The Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, is ranked first on the Society of Civil Engineers’ list of major modern engineering feats, and I soon learned why. The channel itself is reason enough to...
Oregon Vacations — adventures for all without stress

Oregon Vacations — adventures for all without stress

Oregon vacations — from sophisticated cities to raw nature, find it all It doesn’t take long for visitors to Oregon to admire its varied landscapes, intriguing chapters of history and well-deserved reputation as a cornucopia of tasty fruits, vegetables, and...
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...