Smart Traveler

By Everett Potter The discovery of eight bodies on the streets of the city of Cancun, Mexico on August 23 not only raised the idea of safety in Mexico yet again but cast a fresh light on the US State Department’s new travel warning system, which was rolled out in

Receiving a thorough diagnosis from master pulse reader Dr Smita Naram. Credit Ayushakti Clinic. By Buzzy Gordon A travel writer who specializes in gastronomy reveals how he maintains his weight and health, despite overindulging on trips and in restaurants I first learned about Ayurveda — India’s ancient, holistic system of

By Neil Wolkodoff Fly for any length of time and you are likely to get a little swelling in your legs and possibly some cramps.  Then there’s the dreaded walk off the plane, robot-style. Alas, planes don’t come equipped with recumbent bikes that allow you to cycle along and keep

Hurricane season arrives on June 1 and runs through November 30. Are you ready? In case you may have forgotten, 2017 was extremely active and brought 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes and 6 major hurricanes There are islands in the Caribbean such as Puerto Rico, Dominica and Barbuda that are still in deep

  By Bill Triplett When you’ve got a long flight ahead of you, few things are more comforting than the thought of a cushy seat in business class. On a recent trip from New York to Santiago, Chile – about 10 hours over 5,000 miles, as the 787 flies – I had

  by Geri Bain Nestled into the Tuscan hills, just a 40 minute drive from Siena and within walking and biking distance of many historic and picturesque towns, Hotel Adler Thermae Spa and Relax Resort, covered in a recent article  makes a wonderful home base for enjoying Tuscany.  The resort

    By Geri Bain Relaxing in the naturally-heated thermal lagoon-like pool at the Hotel Adler Thermae Spa & Relax Resort, I met couples and families from Italy, Germany, England and Switzerland as well as a handful of Americans. Many described the resort as their vacation home; a place they

by Buzzy Gordon The Dead Sea has been extolled throughout history for its healing properties. While thousands of sufferers from psoriasis, rheumatoid disorders and other diseases flock annually to its shores and waters for relief, just about everyone can benefit from the overall sense of well-being imparted by the planet’s

By Gary Walther On the first full day at Mountain Trek, a tall, silver-haired figure slides through the side door of the dining room at 7:40, walks over to a shelf, picks up an old-fashioned alarm clock (the kind one winds with a key), and then plants himself at the

  By Jules Older   For travelers, there’s no shortage of toys and tools, gear and gadgets. The best of the lot make great gifts to go. Here are some of my favorites.   Trekking Poles You will get funny looks. You will be asked, oh, five times per mile,