Now is travel “shoulder season”: a smart time to explore when crowds are smaller, weather is better, reservations easier, and flights cheaper in the U.S. and overseas. Although prices and crowds shoot up again briefly around the holidays, travel bargains resume about January 1.
On “free days” of your group trip or cruise line shore excursion, particularly outside the United States, consider exploring beyond the buildings, ruins, monuments and museums in a standard itinerary.
A new film featuring the original cast of “Downton Abbey,” the most watched drama series in public television history (120 million worldwide for the series), debuts in the United States on May 20. Titled “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” it premiered April 25 in Great Britain.
Men in black, silk top hats and men and women in robes trimmed in fake fur walking the streets and lawns added a fun, festive unexpected ambiance to our day trip out of London to storied Cambridge University, founded in 1209 in the United Kingdom.
Listening for sounds underneath the bark of trees, plus eavesdropping on “conversation” sounds among bees, are highlight exhibits of a day trip from London to Royal Gardens Kew, a 500-acre botanical showcase founded in 1759.
The Minack Outdoor Theatre, in Cornwall in southwestern Britain, with its steep cliffs and monstrous Atlantic waves as a backdrop, is as dramatic as the plays and concerts presented there.
Publicity surrounding Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and the recent death of her husband Prince Philip triggered memories of my stay at Treetops, a famous Kenyan hotel built within a monster tree beside a favorite East Africa animal watering hole. In 1952, while a Treetops guest, Elizabeth lea…
Airline travel shot up last month. The Transportation Security Administration estimates it processed 171,000 travelers in March 2020, contrasted with one million travelers last month.
Two recent survey results conclude that although Texas-tourist destinations for snowbirds are budget friendly, they may lack glamor and ”bling.”
In a new year, Planet Word, a new museum with voice-activated exhibits, debuts in Washington D.C., with a mission “dedicated to the power, beauty and fun of language: showing how words shape the human experience.” Admission is free.