The Serengeti. Kruger National Park. Ngorongoro Crater. So infamous are these names that, when planning your dream safari, it’ssimply a given that you’ll visit one of them. Right? But ask yourself this: Do you really want to share your leopard-sighting with twenty other safari vehicles or stand in a backlog of cars while elephants cross … Read more
Shopping in New York City for polka dotted scarves and cupcake tasting every step of the way “So what do you want to do when you’re here?” is the question asked by an old friend who is letting me stay on her pullout sofa in New York City for two nights before a conference. We … Read more
Thailand is a country that keeps travelers coming back for more. From its gorgeous beaches, and amazing islands, to its charming cities, and stunning temples, most visitors find their stay too short and leave with a wanderlust for more of Thailand. I know I certainly did. Bangkok is often just the gateway for travelers either … Read more
Celebrating Thailand’s New Year Every April, the whole country of Thailand takes up arms, rallies, and wages a war that has nothing to do with politics or social unrest. Foreigners and locals fight side by side, and everyone no matter what age is a target in the largest water fight in the world: Songkran. Songkran … Read more
While on an Advent-themed Eurail train trip through Europe, I just had to make my way up to Aarhus, Denmark to visit one of my dearest friends. While there, I discovered that the Danes take the idea of Yuletide coziness to a new level with the concept of ‘hygge’. An important part of the Christmas … Read more
When it comes to the Hop on Hop off bus, it’s best to let your inner tourist shine I had heard that the best way to get an introduction to a city is a Hop on, Hop off bus. For your typical Copenhagen tourist maybe; not for me. To me that sounded just way … Read more
The next day the plan was to make it all the way to the King and Prince Resort on Saint Simons Island, Georgia, but mother nature had other plans. Hurricane Donna was skirting her way up the East Coast, and the wind and rain got so bad they had to stop at a dive motel just past Savannah.
A 10 day girls’ getaway with a stay in Salerno Lace curtains billowed from shuttered windows that opened to reveal a misty valley of orchards, vineyards and beautifully aged Italian country homes. The Tyrrhenian Sea glistened a few miles off the Salerno coast as I breathed in air fragrant with sun-warmed herbs and smiled at the … Read more
Let me be honest – I want Samantha Brown’s job. So when I found myself sitting across the table talking with the Travel Channel star, I was a bit intimidated, starstruck, and envious. But, as our conversation continued all these emotions quickly melted away. Samantha is friendly, genuine, and disarming. How could I be envious and plot to steal her job when I really liked her?
This month we asked a few of our regular writers:What Makes You a Travel Belle?