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Travels in Turkey: Part 2 – Cappadocia, Continued

Uchisar, Goreme, Cappadocia

Monasteries, wineries, even whole cities – all dug out of soft volcanic rock over thousands of years. With the occasional canine companion, of course. Read More »

Travels in Turkey: Part 1 – Cappadocia

Hot-Air Balloon, Cappadocia, Turkey

Fairy chimneys, cave hotels and monasteries, and an unforgettable hot-air balloon ride. Read More »

Why You Need a VPN When You Travel, and Top VPNs to Consider


Keep your data secure when traveling by setting up a virtual private network for your mobile devices. Read More »

Residential Yachts: A Second Home on a Cruise Ship


In conference with the captain, residents set the ship's travel plans for the year. On board there's a grocery store, private chefs for hire, a spa, a gym, a jogging track, swimming pools, and golf. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Glow of Paris: The Bridges of Paris at Night’ by Gary Zuercher

Cover The Glow Of Paris

The Glow of Paris is a magnificent collection of black and white photographs of the bridges of Paris. Read More »

Vintage-Style Travel Planning: Unplugging and Paying a Surprise Visit to the Old-School Tourist Office

Museo de Bellas Artes de Valparaiso Chile

Sometimes it seems the folks in the tourist office are surprised that someone stopped by at all! But I like to meet people from the country before I go there – people who correct my pronunciation of a town's name. Or recommend a place I didn’t know to go to. Or tell me I've bitten off more than I can chew. Read More »

Book Review: Secret Washington D.C. by Sharon Pendana


"Secret Washington" invites you to enjoy little-known secrets, including an Apothecary Museum, “lined with apothecary jars filled with the contents of the distant past.” Read More »

Summer Vacation Checklist: 10 Things to Do Before Leaving Home


Don’t be stressed during your break from reality. Use this summer vacation checklist to keep you organized and prepared for your time away from home. Read More »

Travel Gadget Review: HomingPIN, A Homing Beacon for Lost Luggage

airport lost luggage

HomingPIN is a cheap and simple way to never have to worry about your important cargo again. Read More »

Wine: Tasting 2012 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc at the Consulate General of France

Crus Bourgeois du Medoc

These are traditional Bordeaux blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and sometimes Petit Verdot, which are grown in exceptional terroirs in the Médoc. Read More »