Shady Hartshorne

Husband and wife team Shady Hartshorne and Laurie Ellis of Arlington, Massachusetts are among our most adventurous travel writers. Whether it's open-water swimming in the British Virgin Islands, house-boating on the Suwannee River, zip lining in Costa Rica or soaring over the Grand Canyon in a Maverick helicopter, they go the extra mile to bring us great stories from all over the world. They live in Arlington, Mass.

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Italy’s Loveable Piedmont Region

By Laurie Ellis When most people consider traveling to Italy, they think of Florence, V, nice and Rome. But if you’re interested in an alternate Italian experience, with great food and wine but without the crowds, look into Torino (Turin) and the Piedmont region. Sure, I had heard of Turin…

Scenic Amsterdam

Amsterdam: More Than Just Stoners and Prostitutes

By Laurie Ellis and Shady Hartshorne When some people think of Amsterdam, they think of a hedonist’s paradise where marijuana and prostitution are legal. Scantily clad women stand in store windows advertising their “wares” and scruffy backpackers from all over the world cram themselves into cheap hotels for the opportunity…

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