Artful Traveler

By Eleanor Berman If you are lucky enough to snag a ticket to the Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture, don’t make any other plans for the day.  The hottest destination in Washington, DC ever since it opened in September 2016, this exhaustive, exhilarating blend of history and

By Jules Older I got a lot of surprises in Austria: The enormity of the ski resorts. The state-of-the-art lifts and hyper-powerful snow cannons. The sheer beauty of horizon-to-horizon snow-white peaks. But the biggest surprise came off-piste — in fact, off-mountain. The biggest surprise was a factory tour. After I

  By Bobbie Leigh Even if you are addicted to celebrity cooking shows or online advice from Mark Bittman or Melissa Clark, these cookbooks will add to your repertoire and come in handy when you are “shopping” in your fridge to see what’s around. Each one promises to teach you

By Everett Potter How do you take better travel photographs? Start by taking the advice of a seasoned travel photographer like Graeme Green. This British photographer, journalist and travel writer has spent the past 15 years traveling the planet, from Cambodia to Mexico to Botswana, capturing remarkable images and reporting

By Bobbie Leigh After seeing the Neue Galerie exhibition, Franz Marc and August Macke: 1909-1914, it is hard to imagine what these two gifted artists might have painted had they survived World War One.   Macke, who is barely known in this country, was killed in combat on the Western Front

By Brian E. Clark When Seth Kugel’s parents sent him off to Kenya at age 16 for a six-week YMCA exchange program, the way he viewed travel was forever changed. Kugel, author of the newly released Rediscovering Travel, A Guide for the Globally Curious (Liveright, $26.95), had made other, more mundane

By Deborah Loeb Bohren Since the mid-1800’s canned fish — or conservas de peixe — has been an intrinsic part of Portuguese cuisine and culture, and no trip to Portugal is complete without opening up a tin or two. With an extraordinary coast, a tradition of  fishing and an unparalleled

By Monique Burns Some stories can take you far.  Take the Jewish Holocaust of World War II.  From Germany, where the Nazis came to power in 1933, the long, checkered trail stretches across Europe from northerly  Denmark and Norway to the  western reaches of  France, Belgium and the Netherlands, and

By Bobbie Leigh The tony celebrity islands in the Aegean are beyond stunning. The rolling hills, cubist architecture, and white sand beaches are unlike anything you have ever seen.  Keep in mind that Homer had it all wrong in the Odyssey. These are not wine-dark seas. In fact, they are

By William C. Triplett Some music festivals are known primarily just for the music — think Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park or Coachella in Southern California. Then there are festivals in magical destinations, like the Mozart Festival in Salzburg and the Primavera Sound in Barcelona. There’s