Living history in Cuba

January 4, 2017 0
Our plane landed in Cuba the day after Fidel Castro died. My husband, Dan, and I joined 16 other travelers from around the U.S. on the short, 45-minute flight from Miami. We left behind thousands of people celebrating in the streets of Little Havana and arrived in a country observing [ . . . ]


December 5, 2016 0
The irreverent nickname for Charleston, South Carolina, is Chucktown. Its more reverent moniker is the Holy City. Whatever you call it, Charleston is a marvelous place to visit when it’s blessed with relatively cool weather. Early May and early October are the two optimum times to enjoy all that historic [ . . . ]


October 31, 2016 0
Most visitors to the Czech Republic confine their stay to Prague, and with good reason. Known as “the city of a hundred spires”—although it’s actually decorated by nearly 1,000 towers and steeples—it challenges the most magnificent capitals of Europe in its beauty and boasts a history that stretches back over [ . . . ]

See the free sights in New York City

October 4, 2016 0
New York City is always on the list as one of the most expensive cities in the world and thus one of the most costly places to visit. However, there are many free attractions for tourists. 1. Big Apple Greeters: Take a free tour with a greeter. Big Apple Greeter [ . . . ]

The Netherlands

August 31, 2016 0
World-class museums stand shoulder to shoulder with flower markets festooned by rainbows of color. People crowded into cafes and pubs chat and sip coffee and watch the passing traffic, which consists of as many bicycles as automobiles. This is the setting in one of the greatest small cities in the [ . . . ]

Grandkids show you a new way of seeing things

August 31, 2016 0
Henry Miller said, “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” I’ve found that a major benefit of grandchildren is they show you a new way of seeing things (like poking a roly-poly bug with a finger to study its transformation into a tight and [ . . . ]