Normandy: 75 years after D-Day

What I remember most about visiting Gettysburg is the mint chocolate chip ice cream I ate after we’d finished walking aimlessly through the grassy, Civil War battlefields dotted with information plaques. I imagined similarly dull days when my husband last month outlined his grand idea for us to visit the World War II D-Day beaches […]

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The best places for people watching this summer

Living in Europe for nearly five years has taught me the art of nursing a minuscule espresso while watching the world pass by on a sunny day. No Starbucks, no iPhone, no book. Just you and a prime spot on the sidewalk. There are few activities as delectable as this. Here are my favorite places […]

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Are you going somewhere this year?

  I’m not speaking metaphorically about your New Year’s Resolutions, although mine is to meditate more (the ultimate destination, right?). I’m asking if you are literally going somewhere in 2019 because January is the best month to book flights, according to Skyscanner.com. The flight search engine website reported that from January to March of 2018, domestic […]

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On visiting Jerusalem

  I try to keep my travel writing light and useful — lots of “how to”s and photos of beautiful places. But after visiting Jerusalem last month I was left so speechless, so in awe… I’m still confused how to put my experience into words. Something happened to me in Jerusalem. Some door inside my […]

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Bite-sized Portugal: Within 25 miles of Lisbon

When I began asking friends where we should visit on our family trip to Portugal, their answers ranged from Porto in the north to Faro in the south, from the Douro Valley vineyards to the Algarve coast. And while I would’ve happily spent two weeks zigzagging across the country, I knew one of us would not […]

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Travel rewind: Four Days in Budapest

Four days in Budapest wasn’t nearly enough time to take in all the architectural beauty, incredible cuisine and rich history that this Eastern European city has to offer. I often dream of going back in the winter and taking another dip in their thermal baths. Have you been? What did you think? Read more about what […]

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One week on Menorca

  We had all but purchased our airline tickets from Barcelona to Mallorca before a friend intervened, spouting the virtues of the smaller, less-traveled sister island of Menorca. Honestly, I had to pull out my map to find it. I didn’t realize how many Balearic islands are sprinkled off the east coast of Spain. I […]

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