Antarctica Iceberg 2

The “Kingdom” of Antarctica

In many ways, travel makes the world seem smaller. We connect with local people, learn about foreign cultures, explore new landscapes, taste new foods and discover that the human spirit binds us to our global family. In the process, far-off places feel a little closer to home. Yet this November, when Kayla Torgerson and I Read more…

Lindblad Kayaking

January Spotlight: The Galápagos Islands with Lindblad Expeditions

With the rush of the holidays behind us but the grasp of winter still holding tight, many travelers are eagerly asking, “Where next?” Our partner spotlight this month is Lindblad Expeditions, whose Galápagos itineraries check all the boxes for an unforgettable family-friendly adventure: unique wildlife, exciting activities, engaging kids programs and more. The Galápagos Islands Read more…

Streets of Brazil by Bob Gaston

Exploring Brazil’s East Coast

I recently came back from a trip to Brazil, the land of ‘Order of Progress’. My first stop was in Salvador, which was a very large city. It reminded me a lot of home, with similar big box stores. The hotel, however was very interesting. I stayed at the Hotel Convento do Carmo located in Read more…