How to keep a teenager engaged during time in Rome

How to keep a teenager engaged during time in Rome

Every monument tells a story and one teens will remember I’ve been involved in planning a trip to Italy with a focus on Rome and Venice. The grandson of a good friend of mine is coming along. I need to show him Rome for teenagers. He is in 7th grade and just...
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...
Christmas in Germany brings out the best gift markets

Christmas in Germany brings out the best gift markets

Christmas in Germany is always a joy with Bavarian Christmas markets Bavaria, one of the country’s most Catholic states, is renowned for its embrace of Christmas, plus its location, nestled against the Alps, provides plenty of wintry visuals. Here is an overview...
10 tips for discovering the best of Switzerland by train

10 tips for discovering the best of Switzerland by train

Switzerland by rail — 10 tips for the trip of a lifetime through the Alps  A packaged tour trip to Switzerland allowed me to experience the Alps by rail. I am a train travel devotee and have traveled extensively throughout North America on trains. However, this was my...
How to see Pearl Harbor — both over and under

How to see Pearl Harbor — both over and under

A veteran’s view of Pearl Harbor from the air after 78 years My cousin Howard Smith, an amateur photographer, posted these photos of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. He planned his recent visit to Hawaii to photograph Pearl Harbor. The spectacular and...