Getaways

Photos by Phillip N. Wheat. Text by Everett Potter. Lake Como stands alone among the Italian lakes, 29 miles of waterway sheltered by forested mountains and lined with period villas that were the stage sets for literary and operatic history. I’m lucky to be there several times a year with

By Monique Burns                                                                               Bonn has never really chased the tourist trade. Frankly,

By Ann Abel I spent my first couple of days on the north Adriatic island of Losinj trying to figure out how to pronounce it. My Croatian hosts said things that sounded almost like familiar words. Lotion? Lozenge? I never did quite master it. No matter. My mispronunciations worked for

By Monique Burns Relatively few Americans have ever visited Bonn. You might have heard about the former West German capital on the news. But chances are you’ve never experienced the city unless you were a German bureaucrat in a past life. That’s all about to change. For a full year,

By Gerrie Summers  Part two of a visit to the region of Valencia in Spain. After a day and night in Valencia City, my visit to three provinces in the region of Valencia, (Castellón in the north, the province of Valencia in the middle and the province of Alicante in

  Photos by Effin Older. Words by Jules Older When you say Benicia, San Franciscans tend to scorn. “Why go there?” they sigh. Here’s why. Just an hour or so north of the Bay Bridge, Benicia is a surprise-filled with surprises.     For 13 months in the 1850s, it

  By Everett Potter. Photos by Gayle Conran. One of the happiest places in the world at this moment must be the small city of Vevey along the northern shore of Lake Geneva in the Swiss Canton of Vaud.     For nearly one month, this city of fewer than

By Brian E. Clark Visitors to San Diego who are history fans – maritime and otherwise – as well as Major League Baseball, fine dining and hands-on children’s museums will all find something to their taste in and around San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Some 16-and-one-half blocks of the neighborhood –

By Monique Burns  Watching the sun set over the sands of balmy Durban, South Africa, is utterly romantic. Yet no less an authority than Lonely Planet has also called the steamy couples’ getaway one of the world’s most family-friendly beach resorts. Durban’s “Golden Mile”—four miles of broad sandy beaches along