"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…

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.