Souvenirs evoke fine vacation memories

By: Victor Block
Posted on: June 17, 2020

My body is home these days, but my mind is roaming the globe. I’m stalking endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, interacting with animals and people in the Amazon, and clinging to a tiny saddle on a camel strolling through the Sahara Desert.   These are among countless memories that remain alive in souvenirs brought back from the more than 70 countries, including ours, that I have... READ MORE

Nebraska, from corn fields to fine art

By: Glenda C. Booth
Posted on: June 05, 2020

Editor’s Note: Given the worldwide reach of the coronavirus and the fact that COVID-19 cases are still rising in Nebraska, 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.  In the Cornhusker State, corn may be at almost every turn, but there’s much more... READ MORE

Likely changes to travel through 2020

By: Ed Perkins
Posted on: June 03, 2020

We’re getting conflicting information about the COVID-19 outlook for the rest of the year. On one side, some of the medical folks are saying that the pandemic won’t be over until 2021, and we should keep isolating for the foreseeable future. Others are saying we might have a vaccine within a few months. And some political leaders were “reopening” in May.  Don’t ask me which of ... READ MORE

The world no longer seems so accessible

By: Julie Pace
Posted on: May 13, 2020

For the first time in years, we’ve put our suitcases away. Flights have been canceled. The shared Google calendar where we tracked each other’s travel schedules is empty for the foreseeable future. For my husband and me, travel has been a constant of our more than decade together. Long multi-country trips with American presidents on Air Force One and weeks spent in political... READ MORE

Laos, Southeast Asia’s spiritual heart

By: Don Mankin
Posted on: May 12, 2020

As our boat glided silently up the wide Mekong River, I dozed off in the breeze. Occasionally I opened my eyes to look at the lush scenery gliding by, the children playing in the water, and the fisherman in their slim boats tossing their nets into the river. My mind drifted as I let the sights, sounds and fragrances of the river wash the chatter from my mind. I was on a slow boat just a... READ MORE

Planning for that future trip — eventually

By: Ed Perkins
Posted on: May 08, 2020

Travel may be the last thing on your mind right now, but you aren’t going to stay home forever. So, the current lull might be a good time to think about what you plan to do when the world starts up again. I’ve been scouring the news sources and blogosphere for suggestions, and although some predictions vary wildly, a few major developments seem to be inevitable. Overall, nobody... READ MORE