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Make it Memphis!

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on Dec. 20, 2018, midnight

Memphis, Tenn., sits on the Mississippi River and is a classic Southern destination to explore. As the birthplace of the Blues and what came to be known as the “Memphis Sound,” the epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement and home to a delicious culinary heritage, the city’s fascinating history and ...


Aeolian Islands

Posted by Dan Webster on Dec. 11, 2018, midnight

From a distance, the island of Stromboli looked to be shrouded in clouds. Once we got closer, though, we saw they weren’t clouds at all.

Stomboli was leaking steam from its volcano.

And I thought, these volcano visits are getting to be a habit.

Years before, we’d driven around Mount ...


Holiday Glow in Vancouver, BC

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on Dec. 5, 2018, midnight

December is a busy month and with work schedules, school, family gatherings and social obligations, it can be hard to find the time to take more than a few days away. But it’s also the time of year when the idea of a quick city break – a jaunt to ...


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 ...


Big Sky, Big Adventures

Posted by Jean Arthur on Nov. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.

At 11,166 feet elevation, we had several choices.

We could see eight mountain ranges poking the sky on a crisp winter afternoon. We contemplated a double-black-diamond chute. We considered skiing the south-facing, 300-plus-turn Liberty Bowl. Or should we turn around and take the next tram back to intermediate territory?

On ...


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 (norwegian.com/us) 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 ...


Alternative Accommodations

Posted by Dan Webster on July 3, 2018, 6 a.m.

The drug paraphernalia we found on the stairwell was a pretty clear indication that our first Airbnb venture wasn't going to work out.

That situation occurred several years ago, back when we were Airbnb rookies. Since then, we’ve gotten a whole lot better at picking our spots.

I’ll get back ...


Springtime in Savannah

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on June 20, 2018, 6 a.m.

When we left Spokane, the early morning sky was the color of lead and spitting pellets of snow and ice. Hours later, when our plane touched down in Georgia and we drove into the beautiful and historic city of Savannah, even though the day there was unseasonably chilly, the difference ...


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 ...