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Discover the New Roanoke, VA.
A former railroad headquarters, Roanoke, the largest city in Virginia’s southwest, moves with a new energy. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke offers a weekend getaway that combines interesting shopping and good food.
How to Survive a Major Airport Delay
When an airport closes due to a widespread storm, knowing what to do to salvage your trip is essential. As a result of a blizzard along most of the East Coast one winter, we found ourselves at a Florida airport on a Sunday morning, amid the crowds and confusion, with a ticket and no flight home.
Explore Art in Taos, New Mexico
Taos, New Mexico, known for its historic Pueblo, towering mountains and plunging Rio Grande Gorge, lures art lovers too. At the Millicent Rogers Museum and the Harwood Museum as well as in adobe walled galleries admire historic and contemporary southwestern art.
Tips for Traveling with Teens
After years of traveling with two teenagers, I’ve discovered some ground rules for great vacations with these painfully hard-to-please offspring. I’ve also come to value these getaways.
The islands of the Bahamas lure vacationers with palm-tree lined sands, top resorts and bountiful reefs teeming with rainbow colored fish. You can also explore aspects of the rich Bahamian culture in Nassau’s art museum and listen to indigenous music on the out islands.
Castle Hopping in Europe
Castles have always fascinated travelers and Europe claims some of the most intriguing. In these centuries-old palaces, see where battles, banquets and even a few beheadings have taken place, as well as admire priceless jewels and pristine gardens.
Three Guatemalan Adventures
There are more Guatemalan adventures than exploring Tikal. Lake Atitlan ranks among the world’s most scenic lakes, Chichicastenango, dubbed “Chichi” for short, offers endless opportunities to shop for native goods, and Antigua shines as one of Central America’s prettiest cities.
How to Choose a Family Ski Resort
Family ski vacations build bonds on and off the slopes. The key to a successful mountain getaway, however, is to pick the resort that’s right for your family. Here’s a guide to what to consider from trails, to child care to ski schools and off-the-slopes activities.
Using Frequent Flyer Tickets
Once in a lifetime trips,often begin with a plane ticket. Because cashing in frequent flyer miles delivers dream destinations almost for free (you pay taxes and award fees), we booked tickets--or tried to- from D.C. to Africa. Here’s what we learned.
Cruising Turkey’s Turquoise Coast
One morning on our "gulet" (yacht)cruise of Turkey's turquoise coast, we awoke to the tinkling of bells and the touch of soft breezes that wafted across Karaloz Cove. A colony of goats was making their descent of a nearby hillside.
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