Archive for the 'travel' Category

Bodies: Reshaped, recovered, submerged

Monday, September 14th, 2015

The human body – reshaped, recovered and submerged – is the centerpiece for three intriguing articles.

For wonderers & wanderers

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Ever since I was little, I have been fascinated by maps and travel. WIth digitization, maps and charts are easy to research. Here’s a list of my favorite sites for exploring maps and mapping.

2015 travel forecast: The big list of lists

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Whether you’re traveling far or near, big or small, long or short, there’s a place to go among the best places to visit in 2015 for everyone’s taste and style.

That’s a wrap: 2014

Monday, December 29th, 2014

The world continued to get bigger and smaller in 2014. And the curious have mountains of information at their fingertips – that’s a doubled-edged sword. But amidst the big earth-shattering events, I found smaller moments that sparked my imagination and sated my curiousness. Here’s hoping your 2014 brought new discoveries, and an ever-increasing curious mind.

Cycle for a good cause, Help AIDS orphans

Monday, December 1st, 2014

On this World AIDS Day, consider taking a trip to help the orphans of AIDS. Cycle border to border across Swaziland with Young Heroes’ Swazi Cycle VI. Or if cycling is not for you, visit rural communities and meet children and families desperately in need.

Experience Africa in a close-up way that few are privileged to see. Why do it? To help Young Heroes reach their goal: Raising $100,000 to support orphan families with monthly stipends, medical care and vocational training.

Space cadettes: Two women prepare for blast-off

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Two women share a life-long love of space. So much so that they made life-altering decisions to make their dreams of space travel a reality. Their stories collide as they prepare to take the giant leap.

An appreciation: A colorful fall weekend in western MA

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Aren’t weekend getaways the best? Especially during the fall in New England where the things to see and do are plenty. A little falconing, anyone?

Weather – you like it or not?

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Is a nor’easter headed your way? Sleeveless or sweater weather? Umbrella? With the number of good (and some free) weather applications for smartphones, getting stuck in a downpour is foolish.

$5K gets you zero-G

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Virgin Galactic space tourists are getting their space legs with a five-hour zero-G experience. But it’s not just for wannabe astronauts – there are also weightlessness weddings happening up there – if you’re looking for an out-of-this-world way to say ‘I Do.’

7th heaven: More unusual places to stay for adventurous travelers

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

When you finally get the time, and want a unique place for your holiday (igloos, caves, sewer pipes – maybe), here are seven more out-of-this-world places for R & R for adventurous travelers.