Lafayette, Louisiana: Easy Road Trip near New Orleans

Lafayette, Louisiana, a couple hours drive northwest of New Orleans, serves as a great base for day trips to the region's small towns and rich Creole and Cajun cultures.

TravelPast50 Year in Review 2018: Art and Adventure

2018 was the Year of Art and Adventure, new places, new activities, wildly crealtive people, more time back home, and some separate trips for Tom and Kris.

An India Tiger Safari: What to Expect

For an India tiger safari, visit Madhya Pradesh in the heart of India. Heavily forested, this central India state offers relatively clean air, wonderful cuisine based on locally grown produce, and close-up opportunities to meet local people and appreciate their crafts and daily routines. With luck–and some good guides–you’ll enjoy a tiger sighting, too. But that’s just a piece of the Madhya Pradesh story.

By |2019-05-06T09:41:16-05:00December 17, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Asia, Eat Drink Stay, India, Nature and Wildlife|Tags: |5 Comments

Athens Continues to Make History…and Grow Tourism

In Athens, Greece, visitors are staying longer and the tourism season is expanding, too. History, climate, natural beauty, and the welcoming spirit of its people are encouraging visitors to see the city as a world class destination.

By |2018-11-19T14:47:53-05:00November 18, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Greece, History Travel|Tags: |13 Comments

Embracing Karpathos Island

The historic town of Olympos in the mountains of northern Karpathos, where first residents could hide from pirates. Family. Togetherness. The mantra of Karpathos Island, a gem in Greece's Dodecanese island group. The [...]

By |2019-03-26T12:47:08-05:00October 10, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Arts and Culture, Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Greece|Tags: |15 Comments

Best Places to Visit in Värmland, Sweden

On the edge of Lake Vänern, Picasso's sculpture in Kristinehamn If you really want to get to know Sweden, visit the heartland, Värmland County. Karlstad, the capital city of Värmland, can be reached [...]

By |2019-02-20T16:56:57-05:00August 13, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Arts and Culture, Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Sweden|Tags: , |2 Comments

What to do in Ubud, Bali

Don't spend all your time on the main streets of Ubud, although they're kind of fun if you like to shop and be asked if you want a taxi every two minutes. Here's a list of what to do in Ubud, Bali.

By |2018-06-21T15:52:18-05:00June 20, 2018|Categories: Asia, Eat Drink Stay, Indonesia, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |0 Comments

Where to Stay and Eat in Puglia

Stay a little longer in Puglia and get to know the local food and wine, neighborhoods, and daily routines from the comfort of your home base.

Views of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

I just love a little abstract splash of color on the beach. There are lots and lots of attractions to Myrtle Beach, and you can't really see them all in just a few [...]

By |2019-03-04T07:30:05-05:00May 22, 2018|Categories: Eat Drink Stay, North America, United States|Tags: , |2 Comments

Why You Should Catch a Flight to Myrtle Beach

In Myrtle Beach, the beach takes center stage We’d never considered a getaway to Myrtle Beach until we heard there were new, non-stop flights from Minneapolis/St. Paul to this South Carolina destination by [...]