The Family Reunion Road Trip

What could be more fun than driving half-way across the country in a July heat wave? How about spending a day and a half with more than 100 of your closest relatives? Factor in road construction, traffic delays, torrential rains and ‘no room at the inn’ and you have….my vacation.

Hit the Road and Put the Recreational in RV

I remember summer vacations when I was a kid, driving cross-country in the station wagon. Then my parents bought a pull-along trailer to save money on motels and we experienced life in the campgrounds. My and my sister’s favorite was called Cata Cove and had endlessly tall trees and a thick carpet of soft pine needles.

Tales, Tips and Tactics for Traveling the 7 Continents

If you like to travel for the adventure of it or just enjoy visiting different places, “The Globetrotter Diaries” by Michael Clinton may be just your cup of ouzo. This book is packed with anecdotes as well as travel tips for the consummate traveling experience.

Wandering About Walking Tours?

Whenever I come across the words “walking tour” I always think of the poet William Wordsworth. I see him wandering his beloved Lake District, lonely as a cloud, coming upon a field of daffodils. Actually, the walking tour is alive and well in this century and can take several forms.

One-Stop Recycling

Come to our 6th annual TSCPL Green Fair, Saturday, April 13, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. There’ll be booths, displays, live animals and crafts for the kids. You can also recycle your surplus electronics and get your sensitive documents shredded. Read on for more information…

"Most Beautiful…" Series is Worth a Look

One of publisher Thames & Hudson’s most popular series is “The Most Beautiful Villages of…” photography books. You may have noticed them scattered throughout the Travel Neighborhood—large-sized books with gorgeous covers, inviting you to wander through the most beautiful villages in various places in Europe and the US. Let’s take a look at just a few…

From the Travel Neighborhood

This find in the Travel Neighborhood is only one of the fun and interesting books just waiting for you there.

Taking a Break During the Holidays

The holidays are such a crazy, busy rush, I’ve never thought of taking even a short trip around this time. But I did take a few days to go to Branson this year and it turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made.

Following Dracula’s Footsteps

Since Bram Stoker’s novel was published in 1897, Count Dracula has fired the imaginations of just about everyone. He’s one of the most portrayed film characters, second only to Sherlock Holmes. Take a trip with me now as we revisit some of the places dear to this international traveler. Even if you can’t actually go there, it’s fun and interesting to read the guidebooks.

Plan a Fall Vacation in Maine

Now that fall is almost upon us, my travel thoughts turn to the east coast where my father’s family is from. One of my fondest memories of visiting relatives back east is a camping trip to Maine, Old Orchard Beach to be exact, with my cousins and my Maine-iac uncle. Old Orchard Beach is know for its beach and amusement parks but that’s not all a vacation in Maine has to offer, not by a long shot!

Edinburgh — City of Festivals

August is festival time in Edinburgh, the city of romance, history, mythology, beauty and so much more. One of the oldest cities, it has continually reinvented itself until today it is a modern cultural and financial capital. Yet, history and tradition are still front and center, blending beautifully with dramatic scenery, warm gregarious people and a vibrant spirit.

Discover Machu Picchu

High on my bucket list would be a trip to Machu Picchu in Peru, so I wasn’t surprised to read that it was voted by travel industry experts as likely to be one of the top travel spots in 2012.