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Sailing with Dog in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Sailing with dog may be the most exciting boat ride of my life. On a sultry summer day, my daughter Claire, her husband Ben and I decide to take their dog sailing on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Their flat-coat retriever…

Adventure U.S.

Nights of Lights In St. Augustine

Nights of Lights turns St. Augustine, Florida—the “Ancient City”—into a sparkling diamond on the sea during the Christmas holidays. Celebrated for 28 years, this holiday tradition ranks among the world’s Top 10 holiday light displays by National Geographic. Nights…

Pet-Centric Washington DC

Puppy Trek at the National Arboretum

Take a puppy trek at the National Arboretum in Washington D.C. on the weekend—or enjoy a day off from work during the week—if you really love your canine. “Live. Laugh. Bark.” Unknown This is Dog World USA—sticks, mulch, pebbles,…


Door Art Funchal

Sometimes you don’t even have to open a door to go inside. In Funchal—the capital city of Madeira—I penetrated the mind of the Portuguese painter by examining Door Art Funchal. Walking down an alley in Old Town (Zona Velha),…

Adventure International

Italy’s Lerici: Following A Poet

Italy’s Lerici could be nicknamed a Poet’s Place given its popularity with the British Romantic Poets. As the public ferry crosses the bay from Portovenere to Lerici, which is located on Italy’s Ligurian coast, I think of an impetuous…

Adventure International

Geneva’s Vielle-Ville

My first sighting is a girl wearing black feathered wings and heavy eye liner. She is standing on the cobblestone road in La Vieille-Ville (Old Town Geneva) across from the Hotel d’Ville. She emerges out of a dimly lit…