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The Travel Detective’s Report from Seoul, South Korea
South & North Korea / Stories & Personal Journals

The Travel Detective’s Report from Seoul, South Korea

I’m stopping in Seoul en route to do a story in Bangkok, which coincided with Obama’s visit today. I first came here in 1979 and certain things remain, like the… Read More…

Shenzhen Travel: Finding Culture in the New China
Asia / China / Stories & Personal Journals / Theme Parks

Shenzhen Travel: Finding Culture in the New China

In part one of Finding Culture in New China, Sarika Chawla reported on her adventures in Guangzhou. In part two, she reports on how she found the unexpected in the… Read More…

Culinary Travel Journal: A Single Woman Finds Love in Paris Cooking Schools
Culinary Travel / Romantic Travel / Solo Travel / Cooking classes / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Europe / France & Belgium / Romantic Getaways / Stories & Personal Journals

Culinary Travel Journal: A Single Woman Finds Love in Paris Cooking Schools

Our intrepid writer Cara Mangini discovered that Paris has all the right ingredients for cooking up a new romance.   After a rough year and a tough break up she… Read More…

America’s Gypsy: Tejano Culture in San Antonio, Texas
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Stories & Personal Journals / USA

America’s Gypsy: Tejano Culture in San Antonio, Texas

America’s Gypsy takes audiences on a journey through multi-cultural America, often stepping back in time and creating short escapes within U.S. borders. This time, she explores the Riviera of Texas… Read More…

America’s Gypsy: Discovering South Asia in New York’s Jackson Heights, Queens
Solo Travel / Asia / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Etiquette / India & Central Asia / Shopping / Stories & Personal Journals / USA

America’s Gypsy: Discovering South Asia in New York’s Jackson Heights, Queens

Ana Berry, America’s Gypsy, explores America’s most fascinating ethnic neighborhoods. From LA’s Koreatown to Puerto Rico in Chicago, her travels take her to ends of the earth that are right… Read More…

Traveling to Canada: Niagara Falls, Medieval Times, Unionville, Family Farms and More
Budget Travel / Adventure Travel & Sports / Family/Kids Travel / Canada / Hiking & Biking / Stories & Personal Journals

Traveling to Canada: Niagara Falls, Medieval Times, Unionville, Family Farms and More

Contrary to expectation, our first adventure up north in Canada didn’t involve Niagara Falls, Mounties or Canadian bacon. It was a forest. That’s right, if you’re seeking a day trip… Read More…

America’s Gypsy: Puerto Rico in Chicago
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Midwest / Stories & Personal Journals / USA

America’s Gypsy: Puerto Rico in Chicago

“America’s Gypsy” Ana Berry travels the world within America and always seems to find cultural adventures waiting just around the corner. Today, she takes us on a journey to Puerto… Read More…

Groveland California: Story of a Travel Destination Created by Inspiration
National Parks / Stories & Personal Journals

Groveland California: Story of a Travel Destination Created by Inspiration

In the 1850s, Regina Hirsch’s great-grandparents made their way to Groveland, California, and homesteaded. Originally from Italy, their goal was to create a community filled with family and friends, the… Read More…

United Breaks Guitars, Passenger Gets Revenge on YouTube
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Stories & Personal Journals

United Breaks Guitars, Passenger Gets Revenge on YouTube

As if you needed more evidence of the viral power of the internet, a Canadian man finally got some resolution to an airline dispute after putting his grievance into song… Read More…

Grateful Traveler: Lessons from Paradise
Family/Kids Travel / National Parks / Stories & Personal Journals

Grateful Traveler: Lessons from Paradise

In 1985, Dale Soria went to Yosemite National Park on a trans-Sierra ski trip. Twenty-two years later, he’s still there. Dale Soria is a dentist and when he learned that… Read More…

Grateful Traveler: This Land Is Our Land, An American on America
National Parks / Stories & Personal Journals / USA

Grateful Traveler: This Land Is Our Land, An American on America

The first time I ever saw Utah’s Zion National Park I was in the company of a German friend. I was already in my late 20s and I’m sorry to… Read More…

America’s Gypsy: Exploring Koreatown in Los Angeles
Asia / California / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Entertainment / South & North Korea / Stories & Personal Journals / USA

America’s Gypsy: Exploring Koreatown in Los Angeles

America’s Gypsy Ana Berry travels the world within America, finding unusual and often unexpected cultural adventures in America’s diverse communities. Read on for her adventures in L.A.’s Koreatown … Located… Read More…

Grateful Traveler: Changing Lives from Texas to Burundi
Africa / Stories & Personal Journals

Grateful Traveler: Changing Lives from Texas to Burundi

While waiting for my daughter to finish her skateboard lesson, I strike up a conversation with the woman sitting next to me on the bench. She’s a tall, willowy blonde… Read More…

Dispatch from Dubai, Part Five: Beyond the Borders In Oman
Adventure Travel & Sports / Beach Vacations / Culture / Etiquette / Luxury Travel / Middle East / Stories & Personal Journals

Dispatch from Dubai, Part Five: Beyond the Borders In Oman

As our SUV bounced and jostled up the winding dirt road, I tried to keep my eyes on the hilltop in order to quell the rising tide of nausea that… Read More…

Dispatch from Dubai, Part 4: A Peek into the Lavish Lifestyle
Luxury Travel / Middle East / Stories & Personal Journals

Dispatch from Dubai, Part 4: A Peek into the Lavish Lifestyle

On her whirlwind tour of Dubai, Karen Elowitt takes a peek at some of the more over-the-top experiences to see what the fuss is all about.  I spent the last… Read More…

Dispatch from Dubai, Part 3: Dispelling Middle Eastern Myths
Beach Vacations / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Etiquette / Luxury Travel / Middle East / Stories & Personal Journals

Dispatch from Dubai, Part 3: Dispelling Middle Eastern Myths

PeterGreenberg.com’s Karen Elowitt recently flew to Dubai for a more in-depth look at the city she once covered in a day. When I told friends that I was going to… Read More…

Dispatch from Dubai, Part Two: Visions of the Future
Business Travel / Luxury Travel / Middle East / Stories & Personal Journals

Dispatch from Dubai, Part Two: Visions of the Future

PeterGreenberg.com’s Karen Elowitt recently flew to Dubai for a more in-depth look at the city she once covered in a day. Elowitt will report daily on her discoveries, and figure… Read More…

Grateful Traveler: Bermuda Takes In Couple For Art Residency
Caribbean / Stories & Personal Journals

Grateful Traveler: Bermuda Takes In Couple For Art Residency

In January of 2000, Michael and Jill Ives went to Bermuda to run a half-marathon as a fundraiser for Prevent Blindness America. They’d never been there before, yet by winter… Read More…

Dispatch from Dubai, Part 1: Getting There
Airlines & Airports / Luxury Travel / Middle East / Passport, Visa & Customs / Stories & Personal Journals

Dispatch from Dubai, Part 1: Getting There

PeterGreenberg.com’s Karen Elowitt recently flew to Dubai for a more in-depth look at the city she once covered in a day.   Often referred to as Disneyland for grown-ups, or… Read More…