Travel

04/23/2013 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Spring blows into Galveston Island on a warm Gulf breeze. By April, these peaceful golden shores are basking in 70-degree afternoons, with native seabirds circling overhead and lazy ripples spreading from the fishermen’s lines. Weekend traffic is starting to get heavy: Houston is just a 40-minute drive away.

04/16/2013 | | Travel Writer | Travel

“Where are you headed?” asked my seatmate on the flight from Madrid
to Miami.

04/09/2013 | | Travel Writer | Travel

The group at the next table is chattering away in something that sounds like German, but maybe it’s not. Swiss-Deutsch?

04/03/2013 | | Travel Writer | Travel

When I was in college in the 1990s, study abroad was still a fairly marginal activity — about as common as majoring in classics.

03/19/2013 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Why Maui?

For thousands of Hawaii vacationers, the island of Maui is the happy medium. It is lovely and unspoiled, but not so unspoiled as Kauai, widely regarded as the prettiest isle but sparse on nightlife. Like Oahu, Maui has great restaurants and plenty to do, but it is less built-up and retains the lazy vacationer’s pace.

03/12/2013 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Siesta and fiesta: they are the rhyming clichés of the carefree Spanish lifestyle. And nowhere are the midday pause and nocturnal festivities more evident than in Barcelona, Spain’s party capital.