48 Hours in York, England

When you visit York, you feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. The city is surrounded by a wall the Romans began to build in 71 AD. Later the Vikings and Normans added to it. Today, you can walk the two-mile wall that surrounds…

My Perfect Day … in NYC

Of all the placed I’ve traveled to, New York City remains a constant favorite. The place has a vibe and energy unlike any other place on earth. This is truly a city with something for everyone. On my recent trip, I spent some time at…

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The Wonders of Winterthur

Nestled in the verdant rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley in Delaware, you’ll find Winterthur Estate and Gardens. Once the home of the late Henry Francis DuPont, it now stands as the premier museum of American decorative arts. An avid horticulturist, duPont supported the ‘naturalistic…

Cheers to Dublin!

When you think of Dublin, Ireland,  two things come to mind: Guinness Larger and Jamison Whiskey. On a recent trip, I got to explore these Irish staples and raise a glass to their legendary heritage. Bow Street was the original home of the Jamison Distillery…

How to Travel Light!

You’re taking a weeks trip via plane. You don’t want to pay a checked bag fee. You would rather spend your time relaxing and exploring than waiting at the baggage carousel. In this follow-up piece to Travel Light, we’ll explore some options and tips to…

Intimate encounters with denizens of Down Under

As a child, I was obsessed with Australia. To me, it was wild and exotic with animals that couldn’t be found anywhere else on the earth. I decided one day I would visit the island continent that held so much mystic in my mind. On…

Travel Light!

When I started traveling thirty years ago, I would take a full-size bag and a carry on. Back then you didn’t have to pay for checked bags and it was long before the events of 9/11 changed travel forever. Once I even helped my friend…

My Travel Obsession

 As a child, I was obsessed with Australia. To me, it was wild and exotic with animals that couldn’t be found anywhere else on the earth. I decided one day I would visit the island continent that held so much mystic in my mind.  …