I’ve said it before, but the best way to be introduced to a city is through its food. Before we go anywhere, our first research is: What do they eat there, and how can we get the best of it? Luckily, in several cities in Spain, we don’t really have to bone up before we […]
Wondering what to do in Philadelphia, besides mop up after the Democratic National Convention? We are kicking off a new series of interviews with friends about their hometowns. Since we are always hoping to get helpful hints about cities before we visit–and we are frequently asked for tips and recommendations about specific cities–we figured we’d […]
I was prepared and determined. Knowing that I’d sample plenty while touring Marché Jean Talon, the vast farmers’ market of Montreal, I had just a little coffee and small bite for breakfast. As we headed out, I picked up the grocery bag I take with me on all our travels, then decidedly dropped it back […]
A tiny selection of favorite places and neighborhoods in the Twin Cities.
It was three years ago this month of May when we visited Belize. Our travels there have been on my mind a lot lately, as we’re asked about our more adventurous experiences. So we’re sharing oldish posts–about our swim/trek into a cave to see one of the most remarkable ceremonial sites in the world, and […]
Paul Bennett, like other subjects of Travel Past 50 interviews, has decades of travel experience and plenty of travel tips to share. But we’ve been interested in talking with Paul not only about his personal travels, but about how he encourages others to travel. Bennett and his wife and business partner, Lani Bevacqua, are the […]
After six years, I’ve settled on the four types of shoes that suit me best on the road. My relationship with shoes was defined early on. My mother regularly reminded my sister and me not to skimp on shoes; cheap shoes would hurt and not last, she warned us.
Four years ago, at about this time of year, I was suffering from a cold or flu, and wrote this post. Judging from the photos, I was in Bangkok. I don’t recall having a cold since…until now. I can only guess why I’m struck down now: is it Minnesota’s winter, allergies (to dust, cats, or […]
When John Steinbeck wrote The Log from the Sea of Cortez, the memoir of his specimen-collecting journey with marine biologist Ed Ricketts in 1940, he wasn’t concerned with Baja towns like San Jose del Cabo. Later, when he wrote his short story, The Pearl, inspired by this area, he was vaguely aware of future tourism. […]
I’m pretty glad I wasn’t hit by a bus in January. I couldn’t even admit this to myself, much less speak it out loud, but both Tom and I were without health insurance for the month. Whew, now we’re covered. Previously, we carried the same medical policies we’d been using at work. But like everyone […]