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

Why just camp when you can glamp?

By: Ivey Noojin
Posted on: May 06, 2020

Editor’s Note: As of the time of publication, the COVID-19 virus has spread throughout the world. Especially for vulnerable adults, this is not the time to travel anywhere for enjoyment. Please enjoy this travel section as armchair entertainment and for planning your future travel in healthier times. Camping in the outdoors is all fun and games until your back seizes up or the... READ MORE

Visiting Santa Fe, Taos’ larger neighbor

By: Victor Block
Posted on: April 07, 2020

A first-time visitor to Santa Fe may initially view the city as Taos on steroids. That observation does tell part of the story — but only part.  New Mexico’s capital city and its neighbor share many attributes, but also have their differences. Therein lies the appeal of seeing both places in a single visit; Santa Fe is about an hour and a half south of Taos. Santa Fe is known... READ MORE

The many allures of Taos, New Mexico

By: Victor Block
Posted on: April 03, 2020

Editor’s Note: As of the time of publication, the COVID-19 virus has reached New Mexico and is spreading through the community. As with most areas of the country, there are widespread restrictions on person-to-person contact, and many businesses are either closed or are limiting operations. This is not the time to travel there, or anywhere, for enjoyment. Please enjoy this travel... READ MORE

A question for tourists today: What now?

By: Ed Perkins
Posted on: April 02, 2020

The coronavirus situation has changed our world dramatically. Problems initially confined to Asia have expanded to Europe and beyond.  Travel within the U.S., overall, has tanked. Airlines are chopping not only their intercontinental flight schedules, but also domestic flights as well.  Cruise lines have suspended operations. As of press time, the travel marketplace is in chaos, ... READ MORE