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Bizkaiko, a traditional Basque seafood-and-shellfish stew with a peppery sauce

By Monique Burns You don’t hear much about Basque restaurants in the U.S.  Determined Internet searches turn up no more than 50 or 60 of note in our entire country.  You’ll find some in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as Iowa and other parts of the Midwest,

The Biltmore

The 80-mile stretch of roadway between Asheville and Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway is a joy anytime of year, but it’s hard to top springtime when fragrant mountain laurel and colorful rhododendrons line the route. Get into the spring spirit by roaming the magnificent grounds

Monique Burns is a longtime travel writer and editor, and a European Correspondent for Jax Fax Magazine, a travel magazine for U.S. travel agents.  A former Travel & Leisure Senior Editor, she travels frequently to Europe, but can sometimes be found in far-flung locales like India and Asia.  After more than 30 years in the travel business, she still appreciates the world’s many cultural differences and can honestly say that she’s never met a place she didn’t like.

  By Monique Burns It’s a gray day in West Flanders.  Cold and drizzly.   Not unusual for early spring in Belgium’s westernmost province.   The brooding weather seems particularly fitting for my visit to the Essex Farm military cemetery just outside Ypres, the Frenchified name for Flemish Ieper.  A once prosperous

By Shari Hartford I’m in a constant New York State of mind. Born and raised, thank you very much. I do, however, occasionally venture far afield to experience what the rest of the world has to offer. But I am embarrassed to report that what is contained between the two

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By Michaela S. Guzy Five days and counting until my two month solo journey across the second largest continent in the world!  This will be my first trip to eastern and southern Africa.  On Friday, South African Airways will fly me via Joberg, South Africa as the locals say and

Flying can be the perfect time to catch up on work.

  By Laura Stack I fly over 100,000 miles a year on United Airlines. It’s a job hazard as a professional speaker. Parts of it I hate, and some things I actually enjoy, such as working uninterrupted on a plane.. However, with a little practice, you can learn how to

Interview by Everett Potter The possibility of American travel to Cuba is once again in the news, so who better to turn to than Christopher P. Baker. An English travel writer and photographer who resides in the United States, Baker has established himself as a regional travel expert on Cuba.

Although I kept saying we were off to Darfur, what I really meant was Dafen, the village of artists that is so famous that television series have been filmed to document the phenom and I have been dreaming of my own version of the Mona Lisa with my face painted

By Suzy Gershman All of Gaul may be divided into three parts, but the shopping at CDG's newish Terminal E has a lot more parts to it. And a lot more fun than any threesome. Terminal E may be ten years old — I lose track of these things, but