| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:52 PM
"Follow me," I said to my fiancé, Carlos, as we hopped on our rental bikes in Orléans, just one hour south of Paris on the high-speed Train à Grande Vitesse.
"Anywhere!" he replied.
Once a playground for the French noblesse, the beautiful surroundings...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Admit it, California is a tourist's wonderland. Nearly every city up and down the coast is worth a visit. You may think you've seen all they have to offer, but these seaside cities have surprises in store, provided you approach properly from the water....
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:10 PM
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO PARIS
From LAX, Air France and Air Tahiti Nui offer nonstop service to Paris, and Delta, United, Lufthansa, Air Canada, KLM, British and Swiss offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares from $1,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The reality of climate change has penetrated common culture, but the gravity of the situation has not. I have an example so egregious that I decided to share it with you.
"Beat the heat" is a catchy phrase commonly used by advertisers to draw...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:28 PM
For decades, visits to New York City have meant Broadway shows, Fifth Avenue shopping and slack-jawed stops at Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. Those experiences will always remain quintessential New York, but for the last year the city's tourism...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Connecticut has at least 200 mostly small, emphatically local museums. Although they have almost nothing in common — local history being the least homogenous thing imaginable — they do share a kind of exuberant localism. If you want to know...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Imagine lavish multicourse dinners served on the beach, cocktail parties with celebrity chefs you've seen on TV or wine tastings led by award-winning sommeliers. These are just a few reasons why tourists are flocking to wine and food festivals being...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Brrrriiing! Like a hammer shattering glass, the alarm broke the silence of our West Yellowstone motel room. It was 3 a.m. We needed to get up and out to meet a small group of fellow photographers for our first-ever photo tour.
We’re no strangers...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:31 PM
A tugboat might not be what you think of when you consider boutique cruising, but that's what Maple Leaf Adventures has in mind for the 2015 season. The company specializes in intimate cruises in British Columbia and Alaska. Joining the 92-foot schooner...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Five riverboats will gather in Louisville, Ky., in October to celebrate one of its own: the Belle of Louisville. The National Historic Landmark turns 100 years old with a splashy six-day Centennial Festival of Riverboats on the Ohio River.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Summer can be a great time to visit ski resorts. The weather is usually glorious, and there are numerous outdoor activities, festivals and cultural offerings aimed at attracting visitors and entertaining locals. In this generally slower time of year,...