By Brian E. Clark In the summer of 1976, Harley Sitner’s family traveled from their suburban Detroit home to the Black Hills of South Dakota onto Wyoming’s Teton National Park and then down into Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Their ride?  A faux-wood paneled station wagon, possibly a Ford

By Gerrie Summers If your idea of a trip to Spain only involves a visit to Barcelona or Madrid, you’re missing out.  As I recently found out, Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, as well as the region of Valencia, is filled with stunning landscapes, ancient architectural treasures, exquisite cuisine and

By Gary Walther Day 13: Saturday, Komodo Island The life of a komodo dragon is nasty–they’re quite happy to eat each other–and brutish: They’re solitary and bad tempered, tending to hiss loudly when near each other. Their life can also be short, as the female returns to the nest–a mound

  By Mary Anne Evans Part One There’s an extraordinary sight coming up in June this year that will probably never be seen again. It takes place around Duxford Airfield  on June 2 to 4 when members of the Free fall teams, wearing WWII-style Allied uniforms and using military parachutes,

By Mary Anne Evans (You can read Part One here) Omaha Beach The landings at Omaha Beach were the most hazardous and difficult and the American troops suffered their greatest losses here. If you’ve seen The Longest Day, you’ll get the sheer scale of the operation by the American 2st

By Gary Walther Day 9: Tuesday, At Sea En Route to Komodo Island, Indonesia At half past noon the Europa 2 slides past Cape York, the northernmost point of the Australian mainland and swings to port to enter the Torres Strait, which separates Australia and New Guinea and is flecked

  By Ann Abel Sometimes, they call themselves gastronauts. They are the people who organize their travel, their schedules and even their finances around eating the world’s best food. Some chase Michelin stars or low numbers on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Others will book flights to dine at

By Julie Snyder Portlanders pride themselves on using alternative transportation for reasons both ecological (we’re one of the country’s greenest cities) and pragmatic (daily traffic congestion prevails). While the Trimet bus, streetcar and MAX light rail network move us around the region reliably and relatively speedily, bicycling is the commuter

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