The Jersey Shore
The Jersey Shore - a story of prohibition and bootlegging click here
in Ireland- Dublin - part one of a mother/daughter trip in search
in Ireland - Galway part two of the same trip
traveler's tour of Galway - all about the city with some history. Galway rocks.
in Ireland - Thoor Ballylee WB Yeats 'tower' in County Galway. His
day in Ireland - in Sligo, the childhood home of William Butler
leprechauns, faeries and the banshee - do they exist? Definitive proof.
gold and silver - a tradition that crossed the Atlantic
the Burren - in County Clare, the eerie limestone cliffs
Letters from Norway from Margaret E. Walker click here
On a cruise in the Aegean - the Cyclades Islands, Santorini, by Margaret E. Walker click here
Traveling to Naples to Learn to Cook Neapolitan Pizza, by Brian “Bruno” Gojdics click here
Florentine Figs - The Romance of Tuscany, by Margaret E. Walker click here
A Hidden Discovery - Lake Bled, Slovenia, by Margaret E. Walker
Given our druthers, we would all
whip up and down the twisting roads on the Amalfi Drive in a Ferrari,
or window shop on Rodeo Drive from a Rolls Royce. We would sail the
seas in the most luxurious yacht or cruise ship, fly from city to city
in a private plane.
When druthers are in short supply
and the Ferrari becomes a hitchhiker's thumb, the yacht turns into a
rowboat, the private plane becomes travel by standby, we sigh, but we
don't complain. We love motion.
We travel for business, but dream
about vacations. The opportunity to travel -in or out of a Ferrari -
is our greatest gift, and the souvenirs we bring home are knowledge,
awareness, a deeper understanding that all people are the same in their
hearts, that only the particulars vary from place to place. Travel to
Italy and you will find the art of Leonardo and Michelangelo, take a
tour of Ireland and follow the path Leopold Bloom walked in Joyce's
Ulysses. We taste the foods of different countries and long to
reproduce them at home. Our horizons are expanded, and food is kind
to us - if we can't reproduce a dish exactly, we can approximate. When
we sit to eat the country is with us, the people are there.
Vacations take us away from cities.
In rustic surroundings we settle under tents and eat roughhewn meals
made memorable for their effort, not their taste. These are the vacation
memories we laugh about, and in the laughter we remember the stars overhead.
The articles listed here will have
us all booking airplane tickets, making hotel reservations, daydreaming
about the next vacation. Some are about vacations and others are about
living away from home. Go for it whether on a bike or in a Ferrari.
living as a student in Mexico City
Campo dei Fiori - the great open air market of Rome
& Jaffa - touring
these ancient cities - food, wine & shopping, by Elinoar Moore new
do-do - Travel in Cajun Country, Louisiana -what is a fais
do-do? Read and start dancing.
London part one - theater, shopping in London - in which the author
discovers more than objects
London part two - in which the author meets a 'cordon bleu' English
London part three - a move to the English countryside
- a loving portrait of the Southern Vales in Australia, now a major
in the Outback - a 'glittering' camping trip in Australia
paradise - a vacation in Mallorca
des cuisinieres - a festival in Guadeloupe that celebrates cooks
in Koblenz, Germany - weary travelers find real Christmas spirit
afghanistan - by Helen Saberi, the surprises of the country
In the United
in Maine - cooking in Maine
York's Central Park - An Homage to the New York City's Park
Wyatt, Doc and Huevos Rancheros - traveling
in Tombstone, Arizona
A Wide Open Welcome - Eat, Drink, Play, Sleep - Many Articles
Alaska - A City by City Guide by Bill Robinson