Discoveries

By Ann Abel Is it strange that the most magical place I visited in Japan was a cemetery? Probably. But if there’s a one-word shorthand for traveling to Japan now, “strange” seems as good as any. We think of its Blade Runner city squares, its Lost in Translation dislocation, its vending

By Larry Olmsted When I stared in travel writing almost 25 years ago, the world seemed a much bigger place, and editors constantly turned down pitches by saying “that’s too exotic” or “no one will ever go there” – about places like Bali and Patagonia. Far off destinations like Australia

By Patrick Cooke One might have thought that in the nearly 40 years since Elvis Presley was called home to Jesus that most of his fans, and his legacy, would have faded away by now. But had you had been among the Elvis faithful attending the recent opening of The

  By Everett Potter Taking photos on vacation can be incredibly rewarding but also enormously frustrating. Why don’t your images measure up to the vibrant photos you see on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook? Ask the experts. Here are two top photographers weighing in on five myths about travel photography. Continue

Story and photos by Julie Snyder By nature, my husband, Joe, and I are sprawlers. We’re tall people. We like room to spread out, to stretch our legs, to live large. There’s nothing diminutive about our living space and its contents. So the invitation to overnight at Mt. Hood Tiny

By Marian Betancourt One of my favorite places to visit is the Battery at the tip of Manhattan, not only for the spectacular harbor view but for its rich history. For example, Castle Clinton, a circular fort of thick red sandstone walls, originally called West Battery, is where tourists buy

Interview by Everett Potter Travel writer Andy Steves was born into a traveling family, heading off to Europe each year while his father, Rick Steves, updated his guidebooks, made TV shows, and researched new tours. Today, Andy brings his tips and tricks to the next generation of adventurers with Andy Steves’ Europe:

  -Monique Burns “You can always tell a Harvard man, but you can’t tell him much.”  So goes the old saw.  This Harvard woman, who thought she knew virtually everything about her alma mater, recently discovered a whole lot more she didn’t know. The source of my enlightenment? The Hahvahd