Breathtaking Mughal Monuments in India – The Mosques

by Rohit Agarwal on August 8, 2016

While India has seen a fair amount of rule of the Mughals, it has also witnessed some of the greatest monuments that they have built. Though these structures are religious edifices and the magnificent compounds make it an experience to worship and surrender you to the lord above, these monuments are also a feast to […]


Sightseeing in Tokyo: Taking a City Tour

by Mary Jo Manzanares on October 31, 2012

Downtown Tokyo at night

In a city as large and diverse as Tokyo, I knew I’d be overwhelmed without a city tour to help me get my bearings.  I needed to get to know the layout of the city and I needed more than the maps could provide me.  I had a long list of sights to see in […]


The long stretches of desolate road and wide-open spaces of the Wild West have been luring the curious, the dreamers, and the nature enthusiasts since nearly the birth of America. Each summer baby boomers and the retired escape the ordinary by hitting the road to experience the open frontiers—but most likely they’ll pull over for […]


The Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, UK

by Katy Stewart on April 20, 2012

The towns and villages of the Chiltern Hills make for a great day trip from London, offering a perfect slice of English life, with rolling green countryside, picture-book cottages and quiet country churches. But in one of the villages, Great Missenden, there is an altogether more quirky attraction: The Roald Dahl Museum. The museum was […]


An Enchanted Island on Lake Maggiore

by Katy Stewart on February 7, 2012

Lake Maggiore may be less showbiz than neighboring Lake Com0,  but it is no less spectacular. Spanning the Swiss-Italian border, Lake Maggiore offers superb scenery, relaxing boat excursions and pretty alpine towns. However, down at the Southern end of the lake, within Italy’s borders, are three exquisite little islands, known as the Borromean islands. All […]


Stretching Your Budget in New York City

by Katy Stewart on January 24, 2012

  Shopping on Fifth Avenue, cocktails in Greenwich Village and endless sightseeing – the essential New York experiences may not be the most budget-friendly, but it is possible to make the most of the world’s most exciting city without breaking the bank. Get the New York Pass A first-time visitor to New York City, everything […]

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The Washington Monument: Honoring Our First President

by Mary Jo Manzanares on January 17, 2012

Washington Monument at dusk

It’s 897 steps to the top of the Washington Monument, and while the record time for climbing to the top is 6 minutes and 42 seconds, it’s probably a better idea to take the elevator to the top – it only takes 70 seconds.  Or at least it will once the Washington Monument opens to […]


Tower of London

by Jenni Ingersoll on December 5, 2011

I find it ironic that so many tourists come to visit a place that was originally designed to keep others out.  While a visit to the Tower of London may have been an unpleasant experience during medieval times, by today’s standards it is a not to be missed adventure when visiting London. Dating back to 1066, […]

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Welcome to London: The South Bank

by Katy Stewart on December 1, 2011

2012 is truly going to be London’s year. With Royal celebrations and the Olympics coming, there’s already a  festive atmosphere and there has never been a better time to visit the British capital. But it is a huge, busy city where people rush around at a frenzied pace, making it quite disorienting at first. So […]


Visiting Austria’s Christmas Markets

by Pam Mandel on October 18, 2011

Christmas Market, Linz, Austria

There’s something undeniably special about wandering the streets of Vienna under twinkling lights. You can eye the traditional ornaments — straw or painted glass — while warming your hands and your belly on a mug of mulled wine. There are music quartets and stands selling bratwurst and the bite of snow in the air. Bundled […]