By Bart Beeson You would be hard pressed to find any city in the world where you can fire a Gatling gun, go to a former WWII internment center, visit a five museums-in-one Smithsonian-affiliated complex, and attend a rodeo — all in one day.  But that’s exactly what I was

By Everett Potter Many travelers are tired of paying exorbitant rates to park at the airport. At the other end of their travels, they’re also fed up with the high cost of rental cars.  Now there’s a company called TravelCar that claims to have an ingenious solution to both problems. The Paris-based

By Monique Burns              Part 1: Aboard the Good Ship Volendam Cruising Asia’s sun-dappled seas and moonlit straits on a 14-day journey aboard Holland America, my fellow passengers and I explore the great cities of China, South Korea and Japan.  In Hong Kong, we view Victoria Harbour’s modern skyline from

By Eleanor Berman With colorful films, dramatic displays and fresh insights into history, the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is a lively account of how a ragtag volunteer army managed to overcome British might to found our nation.  Many personal stories helps bring the history alive and

By Everett Potter For those who love the outdoors, the keywords are: lighter, smarter, durable. Cold nights and leaky tents are not part of the equation. The tech revolution has given us a host of new gear that can make our time in the outdoors just that much more enjoyable.

By Ann Abel There are a handful of places that defy certain rules of economics: the Hamptons in the ’70s, St. Barth in the ’80s, José Ignacio and Trancoso in the early 2000s. These are places where people who have a great deal of wealth go to spend a few days

By Bart Beeson Just a few dozen feet from me is a picturesque pond teeming with beautiful rainbow, brown and brook trout – with some real trophy fish among them – and they look hungry.  But I’m facing the opposite direction, repeatedly casting a piece of red fluff on the

By Everett Potter In the battle for carry-on, every inch counts. After all, it’s about keeping your stuff away from the evil clutches of the airlines’ baggage systems and saving the cost of checking a bag.   Here are three backpacks from Eagle Creek, Timbuk2 and Cotopaxi that are ideal

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