Archive for February, 2008
If you’re looking for a culinary experience that takes you back to nature, how about something known as foraging?
My four-month study abroad sojourn in Stirling, Scotland was just like the pamphlets claimed: an educational immersion into a local university. But, for all the counselors, books and informational sessions meant to make my adjustment easier, nothing prepared me for being chased from pubs by men in kilts, from offending locals when I declined a [...]
Between bed bugs and blacklight exposés, hotel cleanliness has become a hot topic. The truth is, it usually doesn’t matter how nice your hotel is, the very nature of hotels makes them susceptible to all manner of germs, dirt, and general grossness. Fortunately, you don’t have to avoid hotels and public accommodations. There are plenty [...]
Although I have visited Ireland more than any other country on the globe, my first stint there was not a pretty sight. I was traveling alone and trying to convince myself that this was a good thing. But the truth was I was miserable. My sister and I had traveled through Scotland and Wales and [...]
April 12, 2008 Captiva Island, Florida Peter’s broadcasting from the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, Florida. He’ll talk with Vince McGrath, senior naturalist at South Seas Island Resort, about Captiva’s rich wildlife and natural history—including the fact that more than 50 percent of the 330-acre island is a wildlife preserve and estuary. Matt [...]
You may have heard of something called secret flights: These are unusual routes flown by airlines that you would never expect. Find them, and you may have a much better flying experience. Want to fly to Europe in style? Indian airline Jet Airways flies from Toronto, New York or New Jersey—non-stop— to Brussels. Flying from [...]
The statue of David? Already seen it. The Uffizi Gallery? Check. The Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and the Pitti Palace? Done, done and done. If you’re a traveler who loves the “must-sees,” but also wants to get a true sense of a city by discovering its hidden gems, Florence has some real rubies and diamonds. [...]
Traveling with your dog can be a hassle, but some cities are more accommodating than others when it comes to schlepping your pet on public transportation.