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Journey to Delhi and Agra

Posted by Dan Webster on Nov. 14, 2018, midnight

Nothing can prepare you for the experience that is India.

It’s not that the poverty is obvious, though it is. It’s not that cows and monkeys roam freely in the cluttered streets, though they do. It’s not that residents even of urban cities such as Delhi or Agra can get ...

Take Off for London

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on Aug. 1, 2018, 6 a.m.

If you’ve ever wanted to visit London, or make a return visit to the city, now is the time to do it. Norwegian Airlines ( has launched direct service to Gatwick Airport (a short train ride from the city) from Seattle. For under $500 (depending on the date) you can ...

St. Petersburg: A City Frozen in Time

Posted by Dan Webster on July 18, 2018, 6 a.m.

I passed on purchasing the Putin candy bar.

It was tempting. Not only did the garishly decorated confection deliver the promise of chocolate, it looked bigger than your average Cadbury’s bar. And its cover boasted a heroic likeness of our favorite Russian autocrat, fondling – of all things – a ...

The Islands of Stockholm

Posted by Dan Webster on June 3, 2018, noon

For me, the magic of Stockholm peaked at six in the evening.

But … we’ll get to that in a minute. First, I want to mention the one problem I have with cruise-ship travel. Which is this: You typically don’t get enough of a chance to fully explore the cities ...

A Solo Stroll Through Paris

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on Oct. 13, 2017, 6 a.m.

Paris is known as a city for lovers and romance. But Paris, as it happens, is an excellent place to explore on your own.

I took my daughters to Paris when they were young, as an introduction to international travel and a gateway to Europe, and I’ve walked the cobbled ...

Next Stop: Ports of New Zealand

Posted by Dan Webster on Sept. 27, 2017, noon

I’m not going to lie to you. Our cruise around New Zealand didn’t start out well.

First there was that 14-hour flight to Sydney. Paired with our Spokane-Los Angeles connection, the trip required more than 20 hours of travel time.

And really, you can watch only so many movies on ...