Ecotourism: Costa Rica

Costa Rica only takes up .03 percent of the Earth's surface, but it possesses an astonishing four percent of the world’s biodiversity. Roughly the size of West Virginia with a mountainous spine that includes four major … [Read more...]

Adventure Cruising: Norway

The west coast of southern Norway and the coast of northern Norway are regarded as the cruise destinations of a lifetime. National Geographic listed the Norwegian fjords among the world’s top tourist attractions. Wild, … [Read more...]

Walking Holidays: Tasmania

Australia’s southernmost state provides pristine conditions for some of the world’s best food and wine. A place of goodness and rugged beauty, Tasmania fixes itself in the traveler’s sensory subconscious. Visitors wine and … [Read more...]

Cultural Travel: Taiwan

As you visit the places in this eight-day guide, you discover a nation obsessed with food. The cuisine is as diverse as its population with dishes representing Taiwanese, Hakka, Hunan, Szechuan and Japanese cultures. The … [Read more...]

Outdoor recreation: California Gold Country

Prospectors, schemers and dreamers left an enduring mark on the towns along Highway 49. I followed in their footsteps, exploring California’s historic gold country from Placerville to Groveland on a six-day road trip. The … [Read more...]

Cycling Holidays: Italy

Italy’s alpine lakes offer cyclists much more than scenic rides. The lake shores are dotted with beach parks, resorts, villas, quaint villages and Italian towns settled in Roman times. Ferries provide easy access to bike … [Read more...]

Music, dance, theater: Oregon

Oregon is the perfect venue for a relaxing six-day road trip for parents and their adult children. This itinerary starts in Ashland at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, continues to the wine country and ends in … [Read more...]

Wonders of the World: Hawaii

This 9-day itinerary provides the essential details for a fun-filled celebration trip. Spend two days on Oahu at Waikiki, then seven days on Kauai. Read a celebration traveler's tale in Hawaii: Cinematic Adventures. … [Read more...]

Scenic Drives: Mexico, Nayarit

Nayarit extends 192 miles between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre Mountains. Tourists come for the culture, nature and water sports and forget to leave. European expats have opened galleries and shops in the beach … [Read more...]

Summer Recreation: Mammoth Lakes, California

Every summer, outdoor enthusiasts from around the world are drawn to the Eastern Sierra’s high mountain peaks, crystal blue skies, alpine lakes and wilderness trails. To get the most from the short, sweet summer, stay in … [Read more...]