When my cousin Deb’s husband, Dan, took a one-year sabbatical, he chose a post at the University of Edinburgh. Deb packed their household into seven suitcases, rented a “flat,” enrolled their two kids in school and moved — with a bit of apprehension and a lot of checklists — to …Read More »
The champagne in my glass barely budges as our Hinckley yacht purrs across the Chesapeake, handling any swell that dares to sweep its gleaming hull as if it were a mere ripple. We are en route to Inn at Perry Cabin as part of the posh St. Michaels waterfront resort’s …Read More »
We arrived by rickshaw, rolling through bustling alleys, witnessing life in Beijing’s hutongs as it was a century ago: ramshackle buildings, potholed streets, the smells of unfamiliar and fishy foods, grandmothers hanging laundry — and then, a 21st-century detail, men on buzzing scooters making deliveries. The hutongs, or “well-water” settlements, …Read More »
Cold Chills Think the ocean waters are chilling? Spend a few hours ghost walking around Cape May’s Historic Cold Spring Village.
Take a break from the normal beach experience and head to Cape May, New Jersey for a weekend of paranormal activity at Historic Cold Spring Village. The village, comprising of 27 homes from 1691 to 1912, has centuries worth of stories — many of them scary and supernatural. Visitors can …Read More »
Portugal Perfect Great food, shopping and yes, those hills, make Lisbon and its environs a fun-filled mother-daughter trip.
The requirements for our mother-daughter trip were simple: someplace European with warm October weather and off-the-beaten-path places to explore. After a few months of narrowing down our choices, my mom and I found the place: Portugal. Since my mom so generously paid for our trip, I was tasked with getting …Read More »
If you grew up in the mid-Atlantic, chances are good that you have strong opinions on fried chicken — corn flakes vs. Panko, nutmeg vs. good old salt and pepper, iron skillet vs. the more healthy option of “oven fried.” But if Marylanders are allowed to claim expertise on crab …Read More »
Without Reservation Bold art, old-school record players and posh rooms are some of the amenities at New York’s Whitby hotel.
Blank stares. That’s what I got when I told friends I was heading to New York City for the primary purpose of spending two nights at The Whitby, a new British boutique hotel. It seems more intellectual pursuits guide my friends’ Big Apple travel decisions — a trip to Gotham …Read More »
We may only be four months in, but 2018 has already been a big year for big movies — “Black Panther” alone set a pretty high bar — and blockbusters-to-be from the Star Wars, Avengers, Jurassic World and Harry Potter universes are on the way. If you’re looking for a …Read More »
As my wife Nataliya and I flew into Dubai, and later when we looked from the observation decks of the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab, it was easy to see we were in the middle of a desert — sand as far as the eye could see in all …Read More »
Bid farewell to dreary winter days with the best symbol of this season: flowers. From March 3-11, the Philadelphia Flower Show, a perennial event since 1829, invites people of all ages to admire, photograph, learn about and smell the roses, daisies, orchids and more. Floral designers nationwide spend more than …Read More »