June 2010

A fairway at Furnace Creek, Death Valley, missing only golfers when it's 115 degrees Fahrenheit. By John Grossmann I stepped to the first tee at Furnace Creek, absolutely certain I'd be in for a memorable round.  And (hold the Acme jokes) I wasn't even accounting for the coyote and roadrunner

So there I was, at the Delta Airlines counter in the nicest of CDG's international terminals, E, and trying desperately to get back to the US. Because I had excess baggage, I had called ahead to get the skinny. The I got to the counter with my four tiny suitcases

Unlike Juneau and Ketchikan, where cruise ship passengers are quickly immersed in streets filled with jewelry, T-shirts, and other souvenir shops, Sitka has more of an authentic feel.

Andrzej Stasiuk. By Richard West In Fado, Polish writer Andrzej Stasiuk writes not of Portugal’s national songs of lost love but Central and Eastern Europe’s lost villages seldom visited by travelers. Should you happen upon the mining village of Rudnany in Slovakia, a Hogarthian jumble of the poor, you’d find

Hawk's Cay Resort. Our latest travel contest has just ended and one lucky winner has won a 4-night stay in the Florida Keys at Hawks Cay Resort and the Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa. But the good news is that our next contest — for a getaway at Mohonk

Via Rail Canada’s slogan is a “A More Human Way to Travel.” That’s not the only thing that sets it apart from Amtrak, its US counterpart. This summer, Via Rail Canada is offering a great opportunity for affordable family travel. From June 24-September 10, 2010, travelers pay only $10 for

Here’s a new search engine site that you may just have to bookmark. It’s called InsideTrip and it claims to be the most “advanced flight rating technology for consumers.” It’s been in beta for two years and it finally launched on May 20, offering what they call “TripQualitySM.” What that

In September, I'm leading a walk with The Wayfarers in the quintessential English countryside of Exmoor and Dartmoor in Devon.We'll see the backdrop to The Hound of the Baskervilles and visit Agatha Christie's house near Dartmouth. The inspiration for this was my first walk with The Wayfarers in the early

At the border with India and Pakistan. Story and photos by Kristin Rust Americans today may not associate Pakistan with any kind of fun, but fun is to be had at the only India/Pakistan border road crossing, where tourists can experience a madcap event in a tiny corner of the

Kudos to the Mile High City for implementing the first bike-sharing program in the United States. Comparable to Paris, Amsterdam, and Montreal, you can pick up a shiny new red 3-speed Trek bike at any of the 40 stations around town and drop them off at another station. A 24-hour