For Travelers Who Bring Back Wine. VinniBag!

Every now and then a simple idea gets turned into an amazing new travel product. Such is the case with the VinniBag. It may sound like a bit of a strange name, but if you like to travel with wine, other liquids or fragile items in your checked in luggage, this is an... read more

From Ancient Greece, We Learned About Freedom.

During my first visit to Greece in the 70s, the country was under martial law. I recall my discomfort at feeling watched over by the soldiers who seemed to be everywhere.  After I returned home, I read with more than passing interest how the citizens, through... read more

Nothing Like The Small Ship Experience!

Some time back, in a series of columns about cruising, I gave an overview of what cruise clients appreciate most about big ship cruising. I tried to provide a balanced overview of the comparative advantages and disadvantages of this size of cruise ship so travelers... read more

A Thousand Words Is Worth A Hundred Pictures.

It always amazes me how few of us actually do real homework on the places we are about to visit. The internet has all the information anyone needs scattered through it, and quality guide books abound. When I began the travels that got me hooked on travel for life,... read more

An Alaskan Adventure Worth Repeating!

Ice chunks floated on the surface as the captain maneuvered our way to the glaciers at the back of Prince William Sound. The pilot of our single engine 1954 vintage Beaver aircraft weaved through mountain peaks to land on a base camp leading to Mount McKinley. The... read more

Are the Paris events another 9/11?

The attacks in Paris have had a worldwide impact. For many it is seen as the 9/11 of France, not in the numbers who were killed, but in the way it has changed the lives the entire population forever. And while some have argued that because the math, the numbers of... read more

There’s A Lot to Love About Cesky Krumlov!

We have always considered ourselves fortunate to have visited Prague and stayed in the city for a number of days. It is very difficult to consider leaving Prague for even a short time when there is enough to see and do there for weeks, let alone days. But everything... read more

Czech This Place Out!

“There may be no place like it”, they would say. When I would talk with anyone who had returned from a Prague visit, they would often respond with words similar to that, and then go on to rave about the Czech experience. So when we took our turn, I went with... read more

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