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Along Santa Fe’s Art Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico, rewards art lovers with outstanding museums and more than 200 galleries. We found many works we really liked, but just a handful that we could actually afford. No matter; the “hunt” proved exhilarating, the gallery owners were friendly, and the art, a gift to the eye.
Antietam National Battlefield’s Civil War History
Antietam, one of the best preserved and least commercial battlefield parks, provides a dignified memorial and a powerful sense of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Time travel through history by driving and walking the pastoral landscape of meadows, creeks and corn fields.
Antigua and Barbuda Adventures
Plentiful beaches, bountiful reefs, eco-tourism adventures and an historical naval dockyard make the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda special.
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.
Bargain Vacations at National and State Parks
For a great bargain vacation, visit a state or national park. These gems come with budget priced accommodations, but first-class scenery. Savor wildlife, walking trails and wonderful views, but you should book lodging now for next summer.
Be a Waterman on Tangier Island, VA
Molt your city skin and morph into a Chesapeake Bay waterman for a weekend on Tangier Island, VA, the self-proclaimed soft shell capital of the world. As the sun glints off the bay, go out on a boat with a seasoned fisherman then tour the crab shanties.
Bermuda has glorious pink sand beaches, British panache and more golf courses per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Stroll the beaches, dive wrecks and float with schools of rainbow colored fish, swim with dolphins and explore historic forts.
Best Place to Learn to Windsurf
Best Caribbean Place to Learn Windsurfing is Bonaire
Biking Down a Volcano, Hawaii
In Hawaiian Haleakala means "house of the sun." At 10,000 feet Maui's dormant volcano looms as a moonscape of brown and red craters. My son Matt and I biked down the mountain, a four hour trip, to celebrate his high school graduation.
Book Review: Life is a Trip
With Life is a Trip Judith Fein has written a different kind of travel guide. Instead of pointing out the top restaurants, hotels or attractions, Fein reminds readers what the best of travel can bring: experiences that transform.
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