Ireland: Celtic Pride

If your ancestors hailed from Ireland, you may want to visit their homeland. My friends and I discovered much about our Irish heritage on the road from Dublin to Cork. Plus Celebration Traveler Guide Luxury Travel: … [Read more...]

Italy: Puccini’s Lucca

Beautiful voices and moving stories draw thousands each summer to the Puccini Opera Festival on Lake Massaciuccoli. The circumstances of Puccini’s life are just as captivating. Follow clues in and around Lucca to discover the … [Read more...]

Oregon: A Trip to Faerie

The gentlewomen’s guide to Shakespeare and chardonnay, savoring Oregon’s sophisticated pleasures on stage, in the vineyards and on the waterfront. See Celebration Traveler Guide Music, Dance, Theater: Oregon for the … [Read more...]

“Dark Universe” Unraveled

People hardly take the time to wonder what’s going on in their neighborhood let alone out in the universe. Going to a planetarium changes that. Everyday concerns dissolve in the dimly lit, dome-shaped theater. The visuals pop … [Read more...]

Coming of age in “Amaluna”

SAN FRANCISCO Cirque du Soleil brings wonder and magic to the holiday season in its newest show, Amaluna. The acrobats and muscians masterfully convey a coming-of-age tale set on a mythic island. As stage lights come up, … [Read more...]

Bracebridge Dinner: Yuletide Revelry in Yosemite

Once snow has settled on Yosemite Valley, a flurry of activity transforms the Ahwahnee Hotel into a 17th century manor for the Bracebridge Dinner. You have to think in technicolor to imagine the visual opulence, pageantry … [Read more...]

Totem: Cirque du Soleil Is Evolving

Wherever your travels take you this holiday season, a Cirque du Soleil show may be playing nearby. You can catch “Varekai” in Brazil, “Iris” in Los Angeles, “Alegria” in Germany and “Zaia” in China. For a special-occasion … [Read more...]

Billy Elliot The Musical

Billy Elliot is growing up in a gritty mining town, the youngest son of a fiercely proud coal miner. In 1984, when the musical takes place, a storm is raging. Striking coal miners and their families survive on the generosity … [Read more...]