11/29/2016 - 15:48 | | Travel Writer | Travel

The view over Siena’s deep green hills hasn’t changed in the two decades I’ve been visiting — and in all likelihood since Tuscan Jewry thrived in this city some 600 years ago.

11/22/2016 - 13:51 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Gazing over the sea with a drink in hand, what overseas vacationer hasn’t fantasized about chucking it all and settling permanently in paradise?

11/15/2016 - 15:57 | | Travel Writer | Travel

On Election Day, I waited in line to vote in West Philadelphia, where my husband took a teaching position this year. I’d scrambled to file my new registration in between trips, excited to vote in a swing state. But the local mood was anything but purple.

11/08/2016 - 15:56 | | Travel Writer | Travel

By the time you read this, we should have a president-elect … and depending on the outcome, some people will threaten a move to Canada.

11/01/2016 - 14:55 | | Travel Writer | Travel
10/26/2016 - 13:26 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Down by the Anacostia River, children frolicked amid fountains on a plaza sparkling with sunshine and urban life. Families picnicked and strolled on the riverside lawns, watching the occasional kayaker row past, while couples on dates filled waterfront cafés at happy hour.