Weekend Getaway In Iceland - Lava Rocks, Icelandic Yogurt and a Rainbow

Let me guess what you’re thinking: “Why did you want to go to Iceland? Isn’t it cold there? Where is Iceland? Does anyone live in Iceland? Isn’t that a long way to travel for a weekend getaway? What’s in Iceland?” More »

Tourist Destinations and the Jazz Festival: The Best of Both Worlds

Everybody’s got a favorite vacation. It could be a trip to the Florida Keys to reel in big game fish. It might be that once-in-a-lifetime cross country trip or an annual Caribbean cruise.. More »

Autumn Leaves from Coast to Coast

When the seasons, the weather and the leaves change, the leaf-peepers come out to play. They head for the hills, valleys and forests to view autumn foliage in all its colorful splendor. More »

American History, The Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation

The United States Colored Troops on their \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Glorious March to Liberty!\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" More »

A Day at the Renaissance Faire-Knights, Pirates, Lords and Ladies

Cheer for the knights as they joust before the Court and compete for the title of greatest knight in the Kingdom. More »

Halloween, Hurricane Sandy and the “Frankenstorm”

Savannah, Georgia is the perfect city for seekers of the spirits. Board the Trolley of the Doomed for a “Frightseeing Tour” through graveyards and haunted houses. More »


An Expat Living and Working in Australia – Part II

Thus you gotta dig deep and find the sweet spot to this expat life, roll with the punches and just enjoy living betwixt and between two cultures by living in the moment.

Weekend Getaway in Iceland – Lava Rocks, Icelandic Yogurt and a Rainbow

Let me guess what you’re thinking: "Why did you want to go to Iceland? Isn't it cold there? Where is Iceland? Does anyone live in Iceland? Isn't that a long way to travel for a weekend getaway? What's in Iceland?” It was the latter question that convinced me to take the trip.

From the App World – Six Free Travel Apps

These apps will make your travels easier. As you’ve no doubt discovered, there’s an app for every occasion. That’s why we’ve added a few Olympics 2012 apps. If you can’t be there in person, they’ll help you enjoy the games from afar.

London Olympics 2012: The Art of Swapping Olympic Pins

London Olympics 2012 brings together world class athletes for what is billed as 17 days of glory. Spectators have traveled to London from every corner of the globe to cheer as their nation’s Olympic soccer teams, sprinters, archers, rowers, equestrians, basketball and swimming teams compete for gold. They've also come to shop and swap.

Jazz 2012: The Montreal Jazz Festival

I love jazz. Pick an adjective: student, fanatic, aficionado; each one accurately describes my life-long relationship with America’s original music. I remember standing in the crowd at the Newport Jazz Festival in the late 60’s, watching and listening to the greats – Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, Nina Simone and many more. It was a magical time for jazz lovers.

An Expat Living and Working in Australia Part I

Ever since I was a little girl, I'd always been fascinated by foreign peoples and places, and Australia seemed particularly interesting because it was so far away and at the bottom of the world with a host of exotic flora and fauna. After having lived and travelled throughout much of North America and Europe, I finally had the opportunity to work and travel in Australia. I only intended to stay for 6 months to a year, and then head on to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim before returning to Canada and continuing my graduate studies, but I met and fell in love with a very nice Australian guy and the rest is history.

My Summer in Havana, Cuba: Friendship, the Government and the Embargo

About Cuba itself? My trip was a vacation from heaven. There was something about the energy of the Cuban people that made me feel like a long lost member of the community who had finally come home. Words cannot express how uplifted I felt to just walk about town hearing salsa, merengue, and Afro-Cuban music blaring from homes and businesses.

Tybee Island and Savannah Georgia – A Summer Celebration

I had never been so hot in my life – not even in the Caribbean with its “mad dogs and Englishmen” noon-day heat. That day the heat didn’t matter. It was Juneteenth and I was in Savannah, a city I have loved since the first time I walked down the steep steps to River Street, saw the slave memorial and read Maya Angelou’s tribute to those who “got on the slave ship together.”

Ask the “WanderWoman”

Reader questions with answers by Elaine Lee; world traveler, author and adventurer. This issue's topic: What's the scoop on traveling alone?

Yachting Through the British Virgin Islands – The Last Great Adventure

This travel adventure began, not on the sea, but on the ski slopes. In 1997 Sunsail Yacht Charters asked Paul Mixon, a San Francisco Bay area skier, sailor and event planner, to market chartered yacht vacations to African Americans through the National Brotherhood of Skiers. No one, least of all Cap’n Paul (as he is known to his sailing friends) knew he’d still be at it 14 years later.