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Congested Cairo

Congested Cairo

By Denise Mattia

A busload of tourists was on its way to the Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids in Giza, Egypt. Sitting among them in the third row, I wondered how long it would take to get there. We’d left the Cairo Marriott …

Ice Cream, You Scream

Ice Cream, You Scream

By Theresa Russell

We All Scream for Velvet Ice Cream

There is something to be said for exploring your local area, very pertinent for me as a newcomer to the Columbus, OH region. When I heard that Velvet Ice Cream was relatively close and celebrating …

Discovering San Francisco

Discovering San Francisco

By Denise Mattia

My two Jet Blue tickets covered my fare to Long Beach, where I’d stayed at the Hotel Maya and the Queen Mary and also squeezed in a couple nights at the stunning Chamberlain in West Hollywood. Months went by and all too …

South Beach Cycling

South Beach Cycling

By Theresa Russell

South Beach Spin

Arriving a day prior to our cruise departure from Miami, we had chosen to stay at the Marriott Biscayne Bay. We knew that it was convenient to the cruise terminal, but also knew that there was a nice walking …

Captivating Tahiti

Captivating Tahiti

By Denise Mattia

Enchantment awaits.

Some of the most beautiful islands visitors will ever encounter lie in the brilliant blue South Pacific Ocean about 2600 miles south of Hawaii. The French Polynesian archipelago has a Technicolor charisma that lures visitors into returning as much as …

Anticipating Norwegian Getaway

Anticipating Norwegian Getaway

By Theresa Russell

My unbounded enthusiasm for my upcoming sailing on the Getaway brings one song to mind that plays continually in my head. From Billy Joel, “We Didn’t Start the Fire” as played by Howl at the Moon is a perpetual favorite onboard the …

Sian Ka'an Adventure

Sian Ka’an Adventure

By Theresa Russell

Comprised of 1.3 million acres in the Yucatan Peninsula south of Tulum, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, snares adventure-seekers into its vast repository of water, land, nature and culture. The elusive jaguar inhabits Sian Ka’an, but the …

Cycling Sancerre

Cycling Sancerre

By Theresa Russell

Verdant tufts of fragrant grapevine dominate the wine growing area of the Central Loire Valley known as Sancerre. The clusters of grapes that crowd together and grow in this flinty and chalky soil transform into the very popular wines that earned appellation …

New York: A Holiday Destination

New York: A Holiday Destination

By Denise Mattia

Ask any New Yorker where to go and they’ll tell you . . . because there’s no running out of options in this city.  Take some suggestions from this native, and you’ll soon be in the know.

Hotel tips

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Low Down

  • Hornit Review
    Hornit Review

    By Theresa Russell

     

    While exploring the Blacklick Trail, a Columbus recreational trail apparently not designed with cyclists in mind, I was quickly reminded of the importance of some type of warning device for my bicycle. Nearly crushed by three oncoming mountain bikers on a …

New and Notable

  • Aftershock: The Impact of Radical Art

    By Elinor Garely, PhD

    Currently Edelman’s upper east side arts center is dedicated to presenting the work of emerging, mid-career and established artists. The gallery also focuses on the secondary market and sells works that run the spectrum from Impressionism through Modern, Post-war and Contemporary …

The Inside Line

  • How to Choose an Adventure Tour Company
    How to Choose an Adventure Tour Company

    By Theresa Russell

    Choosing an appropriate adventure tour operator involves just a bit of research, which if done well will result in a perfect match between you and your outfitter of choice. Searching the Internet and browsing through the classifieds of magazines that focus on …