Archive for Category: "Stories & Personal Journals"
Dear Peter, I’ve found so much new stuff in Paris that I just had to keep writing. Some may have danced all night; I write. By changing hotels, I am in a whole different part of Paris and now see a different kind of energy – and many new stores and shopping choices.
Moving slowly on centuries-old canals through the fields and scenic villages of provincial France, savoring the taste of a glass of vintage Burgundy, or the flavor of a flaky croissant pulled fresh from the oven, such is the pleasure of touring France’s charming waterways by barge cruise. But for some, this isn’t simply a holiday, [...]
Some dream of getting paid to travel the world, while others have found a lifetime career in the tourism industry at home. In late 1960s New Orleans, Charlie Farrae—a recent high school graduate—“got called for work on a Tuesday and came to work on a Wednesday,” as he likes to put it. “When I got [...]
While traveling through South Africa, veteran traveler Lynn Langway had no desire to bounce up and down Victoria Falls at the end of a bungee cord, or dangle like a snack for sharks inside an Indian Ocean cage. Nor is she a “coach potato,” content to see the wonders of the world through a tour [...]
Die-hard baseball fan Roy Berger still has a few things to check off his list before he officially grows up. After getting stand-up comedy out of his system, he decided to relive his youth at Major League Baseball fantasy camp. Read on for his daily reports from the field. Every boy growing up in [...]
Last August, I had the bright idea that my family should move to Yosemite National Park. Most of my adult life I’ve lived along the palm-tree lined streets of Los Angeles. When we settled here at the start of the school year, I felt like the luckiest person on earth. Then the other day, we [...]
In part one of the Great Cape Escapes, Lynn Langway shared tips on driving through South Africa’s countryside, and her whale of an experience in the seaport of Hermanus. Read on for her adventures in the charming culinary destination of Franschhoek. Lunching on the veranda of a stellar restaurant called La Petite Ferme, you’d swear [...]
Kerry Sanders knows travel, but from a different perspective. As a veteran Miami-based NBC News correspondent, he has reached global audiences from inside war zones—he was embedded with the troops during the Iraq war, covered the first Persian Gulf War from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and was on the front-lines for Hurricanes Andrew, Ivan and [...]