• A Jaunt Through the Cotswolds

    A Jaunt Through the Cotswolds

    The rolling countryside is quintessentially English.



    You could spend a week, a month or even longer in the Cotswolds, that magical piece of England that devotees of British…
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  • Sojourning Across Sicily

    Sojourning Across Sicily

    The Italian region offers everything from history to island hopping.



    On the hour-long drive across western Sicily from the airport at Palermo to the old wine port of Marsala, the fields are…
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  • Parisian Perfection

    Parisian Perfection

    This brave, beautiful city needs tourists more than ever. Here are two ways to visit.



    The Right Bank It wasn’t hard to identify our hotel as our taxi pulled up that first morning in Paris. Messengers, arms…
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  • Saddle Savvy

    Saddle Savvy

    Two local horsemen hold their own in the Summer Games.



    Unionville’s dynamic duo of Phillip Dutton and Boyd Martin stood tall in the saddle at the 2016 Olympic Games earlier this week.…
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  • Fly Fishing in Montana

    Fly Fishing in Montana

    A father and son from the East Coast test their fishing skills in the West, in a luxurious setting.



    "This landscape! It’s unbelievable!” Dad had his first aerial view of Montana the day before on the flight in from Denver, but…
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  • Along the Scottish Highlands

    Along the Scottish Highlands

    From fishing to golfing to whisky tastings, the Livet Valley, along the Spey, has it all.



    Our small convoy of Arcos, those rugged take-you-anywhere ATVs, circles the rounded top of Cairn Liath. We've carefully threaded our way uphill…
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  • A Quick Getaway After a Stressful Week

    A Quick Getaway After a Stressful Week

    Bridgeton House offers views of the Delaware River from your private porch.



    Bridgeton House on the Delaware 1525 River Road, Upper Black Eddy, (610) 982-5856 Cost: $159-$219; private cottage $499. Drive Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes. The Scoop: If you’ve…
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  • Arctic Fjordscapes

    Arctic Fjordscapes

    Greenland is the ultimate cure for Mid-Atlantic summers.



    With each summer I experience a greater aversion to the mid-Atlantic’s heat and humidity. My determination to flee has grown each year. …
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  • A Beloved Maryland B&B

    A Beloved Maryland B&B

    Three presidents have stayed at Cambridge’s Albanus Phillips Inn.



      Albanus Phillips Inn  314 Mill St., Cambridge, Md., (410) 228-2990 cost: $150-$179 weekdays (double occupancy); $160-$199 weekends. Suites are $300-$325 weekdays; $325-$350 weekends. drive time: 2 hours,…
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  • The Perfect New York Weekend

    The Perfect New York Weekend

    The Pierre Hotel, an iconic destination on Central Park, treats people and pups like royalty.



    There were several reasons to spend a long weekend celebrating my birthday in New York. It’s the mecca of everything theatrical, artistic…
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  • Visiting Israel

    Visiting Israel

    11 sites not to miss in the Holy Land.



    Overlooking the ancient walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, the King David Hotel has been the home base of choice for…
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  • Postcard-Worthy Provence

    Postcard-Worthy Provence

    Named the European capital of culture in 2013, France’s second-largest city is making a comeback.



    The first, heady whiff of the saffron-laced bouillabaisse broth at Chez Fonfon in Marseille, France, summed up the sea in a bowl.…
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  • The Magic of Monhegan Island

    The Magic of Monhegan Island

    Quietly making memories in Maine



    We’re queuing up on the docks of the charming village of Port Clyde, ready to climb aboard a 65-foot ferry, the Elizabeth…
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  • Stone Harbor Celebrates Centennial

    Stone Harbor Celebrates Centennial

    Historic beach town remains popular tourist attraction



    Perched 400 feet above the Atlantic, hanging below a large, bright blue parachute, are a man and woman parasailing. They soar through…
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  • Passageways to the Past

    Passageways to the Past

    The covered bridges of Chester County



    Whenever I cross a covered bridge, I think how different they are from the towering steel monstrosities of today. My thoughts dwell…
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  • A Tour of Old Québec

    A Tour of Old Québec

    Travel to this historic spot in Canada to experience Paris without a language barrier



    The Historic District of Old Québec (Vieux-Québec) is the only fortified city with preserved ramparts on the continent north of Mexico. However,…
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  • Un-Cruise Hawaii

    Un-Cruise Hawaii

    An exciting departure from a traditional cruise



    The thought of jumping off the deck of a traditional cruise vessel and splashing into the Pacific Ocean is unheard of. But…
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