How to Beat the Crowds at Colonial Williamsburg

How to Beat the Crowds at Colonial Williamsburg

There’s no place in the world quite like Colonial Williamsburg.  The living history museum recreates Virginia’s second capital city during the time of the American Revolution.  Visitors can see the 18th-century buildings, feel the brick pathways underfoot, smell the fires burning in the hearths, taste the hearty food in the taverns, and hear from “interpreters”…

How to Set Your Travel Goals

How to Set Your Travel Goals

The great thing about travel is that it’s both fun and good for you.  Like reading, it’s a pleasure you don’t have to feel guilty about.  It benefits you, and it benefits the people around you.  It broadens your mind and enriches your soul.  It makes you more informed, more insightful, and more interesting.  You…

Fall Foliage in Massachusetts

Fall Foliage in Massachusetts

One of the best things about living in Massachusetts is the annual autumn kaleidoscope of color.  There are a few factors that can influence the timing and vibrancy of fall foliage, but mid-October tends to be your best bet for peak leaf-peeping.  If you’re planning a foliage trip, here are a few of my favorite…

Why I Travel

Why I Travel

I travel because, when I travel, I feel the reign of culture from Europe’s cool to Central America’s warmth, I see the beauty of creation from Switzerland’s white mountains to El Salvador’s green countryside, I read the history of ideas from Geneva’s Reformation Wall to Rome’s Keats-Shelley House, I learn the power of dreams from…