Our region is filled with outdoor wonders

By: Glenda C. Booth
Posted on: September 08, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic’s quarantine and era of social distancing, many of us are finding comfort in nature. Spending time outdoors can lower stress, boost the immune system and enhance our well-being. As Henry David Thoreau wrote, “We can never have enough of nature.” The D.C. region has many parks, gardens and other places to enjoy the area’s natural biodiversity... READ MORE

Caribbean island has unique dual culture

By: Victor Block
Posted on: July 31, 2020

The tiny Caribbean island of French St. Martin and Dutch Sint Maarten offers tourists a chance for a traditional sun-and-sand getaway, but its unique dual culture keeps vacationers coming back year after year. The 36-square-mile island is the smallest land mass in the world that’s shared by two nationalities. Approximately 60% of the land is part of the French Republic, while the rest... READ MORE

Drawn to Monterey’s heritage, sea life

By: Glenda C. Booth
Posted on: July 31, 2020

[Editor’s Note: Given the worldwide reach of the coronavirus and the fact that COVID-19 cases in California and elsewhere are still rising, this is not the time to travel there (or possibly anywhere) for enjoyment. Statewide, many parks and beaches are temporarily closed or have very limited access. Please enjoy this article as armchair entertainment and for planning your future travel ... READ MORE

Travel insurance coverage after COVID

By: Ed Perkins
Posted on: July 10, 2020

“I had to cancel my trip because of the virus, but my insurance wouldn’t cover my prepayment losses.”  This is a common complaint I’ve seen and heard, and I’m sympathetic to travelers who believe their insurance failed them.  That’s not exactly the case, however, and it brings up the question of just what you can expect from travel insurance now — and in the... READ MORE

Enjoy the simple life in modern Sweden

By: Don Mankin
Posted on: July 06, 2020

[Editor’s Note: Given the worldwide reach of the coronavirus and the fact that COVID-19 cases in Sweden and elsewhere are still rising, this is not the time to travel there, or anywhere, for enjoyment.  Please enjoy this article as armchair entertainment and for planning your future travel in healthier times.]  Sweden has been much in the news of late. First, it was teenage... READ MORE

Visiting quaint, yet grand, Rhode Island

By: Ashley Stimpson
Posted on: July 02, 2020

Rhode Island is easy to miss. It’s famously small, crammed tightly into the jigsaw puzzle of New England.  But travelers who seek out this tiny-but-mighty state are rewarded with quaint accommodations, uncrowded attractions and one-of-a-kind cuisine. My partner and I set out from Baltimore on a blustery fall day last year, content in the cozy silence of an Amtrak Northeast Regional ... READ MORE