2014 Travel Archive Stories

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  • Summer Festivals By: Shawn Price
    ScotlandThe melodic whine and wheeze of the bagpipes fill the August night air over a marshal drum beat. As British and commonwealth military bands file over the esplanade at Edinburgh Castle, another Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo unfolds. The nearly month-long event, which started in 1950, now
    Fri May 02, 2014
  • Art Attack By: Suzette Lipscomb
    Go There  If you are a shopping-loving runner who likes to eat well and visit museums, The Surrey is the place
    Fri Apr 11, 2014
  • Reaching to the Converted By: Shawn Price
    New YorkThe weathered red brick lighthouse has guided many ships along their way in the 145 years it has stood at the mouth of Esopus Creek along the Hudson River. Its beacon, now solar-powered LED, can be seen from five nautical miles away. But the interior is still a time capsule, looking very
    Thu Apr 10, 2014
  • Racing Through Siena By: Madeline King Porter
    Go There  Florence is the closest airport. The hour-long bus ride from Florence to Siena is a commuter
    Tue Apr 08, 2014
  • Culinary Cancun By: Kedric Francis
    April 15 is approaching. Time to organize my notes and a pile of restaurant receipts, and as I do so, I take the opportunity to rank some of my most amazing meals and top new restaurant discoveries of 2013. Ni was an unassuming Peruvian place we entered with limited expectations for lunch one rainy afternoon. We ended up spendin
    Mon Apr 07, 2014
  • Boxed In, In Bangkok By: Suzette Lipscomb
    We depart from our dock on The Siam’s private river barge to cross the Chao Praya River (River of Kings) over to the site of a local temple, where young, underprivileged teens train on donated land that now houses a boxing ring and training center. A strip of mattre
    Thu Mar 20, 2014
  • The Art of Nothing By: Suzette Lipscomb
    I step into the lobby of Chiva-Som and Thai hospitality welcomes me with tuberose nosegays and lemongrass herbal tea, cold towels and a squishy chair. I am instructed to just sit and absorb the surrounding lush foliage, cascading water and peaceful view while I check in (and hav
    Wed Mar 19, 2014
  • Really Get Away By: Shawn Price
    Tristan de CunhaA six-day boat trip, usually by fishing vessel, is the quickest way to reach this South Atlantic island from the nearest port of Cape Town, South Africa. Less than 300 people live in the most remote human settlement on Earth, a quaint village, named as if by a novelist on adventur
    Fri Mar 14, 2014
  • Romantic Getaways By: Shawn Price
    SedonaThe retro, yet uber-modern adobe-style casitas wrapped in the red rock cliffs of Boynton Canyon are called Enchantment Resort. The earthy tones and Native American-design accents hint at a resort connected to the planet. That should help with getting re-connected to each other, and if you&r
    Mon Feb 24, 2014
  • New New Things By: Shawn Price
    BarossaKingsford Homestead is a place a lot like what California was a century ago: rolling golden hills, sunny blue skies that go on forever and not many people around to get in the way when you put your feet up. Less than an hour north of Adelaide, in South Australia, at the east end of the Gre
    Fri Jan 17, 2014