| Sep 30, 2011
| 6:28 AM
The magic turns 40 Saturday as Walt Disney World and its legacy theme park, the Magic Kingdom, celebrates its 1971 opening.
While on assignment at the Magic Kingdom, Thursday, to make some photographs to accompany the Orlando Sentinel's front page...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:20 PM
Many people travel across the Atlantic in search of Old World Europe and to witness traditional culture in action. But with most of Europe firmly entrenched in the modern world, travelers are getting fewer opportunities to glimpse the old way of life....
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:55 PM
So you're curious as to what central Florida's newest theme-park, Legoland Florida, has to offer? With the grand opening just days away, you say you're looking for a sneak peek at the Lego-block-themed attractions?
Check out this Time-Lapse sequence from...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 3:18 PM
Ah, the snap of autumn is finally in the air. The temperatures have dropped, the pumpkins are out, the cranberries are in the bog.
What's that? You've never heard of a cranberry bog in Florida? Courtesy of Ocean Spray, the Cape Cod, Mass.-based...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Among European travelers, more and more people are cruising. Of course, in many ways cruising is anathema to the "back-door travel" philosophy that I've been preaching for 30 years. But I've learned it can be done thoughtfully and independently. This fall...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 2:35 PM
Thirty-two years ago, I met two American college girls while hitchhiking in Switzerland. They were studying in Florence, and I asked them their favorite place in Italy. They surprised me by naming a place I had never heard of before: the Cinque Terre....
| Nov 17, 2011
| 3:14 PM
The folks at Walt Disney World Creative Entertainment have raised the bar on visual spectacle with three unique nighttime presentations at the Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle for the holidays.
For the next 52 nights, through January 8, guests can...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 12:26 PM
BERLIN — More than any other place in Europe, Berlin is a work in progress. Over the last two decades, ripped-up tracks and a canopy of cranes have signaled its rebirth as a great city. If you haven't been here lately, you won't recognize the place....
| Feb 4, 2011
The odd coupling of tradition and trendiness that characterizes Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood is perhaps nowhere more evident than at Full Circle Bar, a watering hole on a quiet block that dead-ends at an expressway.
Here, young urbanites, who...
| Jan 24, 2011
Let the other ships have their rock climbing walls and their water slides, their come as-you-are and do-as-you-please ambience. On the new Queen Elizabeth, it's lawn bowling and croquet, formal nights and afternoon teas, assigned seating and fixed...
| Dec 12, 2010
Powerful late-fall storms have dropped many feet of snow on mountains throughout the West, creating some of the best early-season skiing and snowboarding conditions in years. Despite the still-sluggish economy, resorts have spent millions of dollars on...
| Jun 20, 2010
Last winter, when Kelly, my teenage son, and I rode trains for a total of 50 hours across France, Germany, Britain and the Low Countries on a frenetic two-week trip (journalistic research for me), we never waited long or walked far to make a connection....