International language apps allow you to communicate

International language apps allow you to communicate

Can language apps really help you communicate? My parents moved from New Jersey to Passau, Germany, when I was a toddler. After a few weeks of playing with the neighborhood kids, I spoke fluent, Bavarian-accented German. That’s probably not an option if you want to...
A unique view of Irish history at Trinity College

A unique view of Irish history at Trinity College

Trinity College has more to see than only the Book of Kells I was certain that I could cut into Trinity College from Pearse Street, but the college area is sealed from the rest of the city with only four entrances. Our walk took us around the curve to the main...
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...
Insider tips for island hopping with the family

Insider tips for island hopping with the family

The fog over Anacapa Island hung low and thick. “Is that where we’re going?” my daughter asked, waving at the white cliffs that floated in a flat calm Pacific. It was just another day island hopping with the family — and the answer was “yes.” Fascinated by islands? Me...