How foreign street signs can make you an ugly tourist

How foreign street signs can make you an ugly tourist

Are you the ugly tourist on vacation or blithely ignorant? If you live in a tourist region, as I do, or if you travel a lot, you’ve certainly witnessed tourists being stupid, if not outright acting badly. Some comments or actions are merely funny, while others rise to...
How to find family fun in Santa Fe

How to find family fun in Santa Fe

Amidst the art scene, family fun is everywhere in Santa Fe What can I say about Santa Fe? It’s a hot destination, especially this time of year when the average daytime highs are in the mid-80s. But I’m not talking about the temperatures or even the...
Power in the Pyrenees — royalty, monks, and magic

Power in the Pyrenees — royalty, monks, and magic

The western Pyrenees — in and out of France and Spain from castles to caldrons The Pyrenees are among my favorite mountain ranges. They are imposing and cut a clear swath between France and Spain. However, these mountains are still welcoming, gentle at times, and...
Basic commandments for foreigners visiting the USA

Basic commandments for foreigners visiting the USA

Commandments for foreigners who visit us in the USA Welcome to America! We’re glad you’re here, but please remember we’re not one and the same. These basic commandments for foreigners visiting our country will help them get the most from their travel. The USA is vast...
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...