Cuba: Things I wished I had known before I went. A new book, Cuba What Everyone Needs to Know answers political questions that are helpful for visitors.
The Reality of Travel: Life Changing, Hard, but Something We Can All Do By Becky Evens I have traveled a lot. I have been to 70 countries and lived in 12 cities, (in 8 different countries). 13 if you count moving to Toronto twice. I find immense joy in planning…
Turning Left Around the World is a new book about exploring the history, landscape, wildlife, people, and food in fifteen countries over ten months.
Revere Beach. A pilot who grew up in Boston shares memories of this first public beach in the U.S.
Sarah Eddy found a lot of benefits to not carrying and using your smartphone during a trip, between asking for directions and meeting people, to interacting on the subway and remembering things better without taking pictures of everything.
Is the Passport in Your Pocket a Bulls-eye on Your Back? By Mike Howard I can’t count the number of times a fellow traveler has regaled me with tales of disasters narrowly avoided simply because they weren’t American, or were able to convince would-be assailants that they weren’t “Yankees.” There…
Returning to Fukushima Province after the disastrous nuclear power plant meltdown, you wouldn’t even know it had happened. None of the people there want to talk about it,
Ex-pat living can be different than people think, and the author is an Italian who has lived in Israel, tips on how to enjoy your ex-pat experience.
Scotland during the fall and winter is a pleasure if you find cozy places to stay like 1930s Romany caravans, geodomes and roulottes in the country.
Greyhound travel: With cheap airlines going everywhere, why do so many Americans still rely on the intercity bus for long distance trips? Who rides the bus?
A visit to a remote village called Sapa northwest of Hanoi gives a chance to visit with local craftspeople and shop for crafts and clothing, needed or not.
Cyprus is a beautiful island in the Mediterranean sea, near Syria, but it has been a divided nation of two with a wall in between, since 1974. Musing on why this is still true.