09/01/2015 | | Travel Writer | Travel

It may be one of the world’s oldest civilizations, but there’s always something new in Israel.

08/25/2015 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Many people vacation in July and August for solid reasons: school is out, office schedules loosen, days are long and beaches beckon.

08/18/2015 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Last summer a magazine editor asked me to write about traveling with kids. He knew I had a baby daughter, and between my travel beat and the peripatetic nature of our family, he thought I’d have great insights to share.

08/11/2015 | | Travel Writer | Travel

An Israeli relative by marriage is an enormous fan of casinos. This is a bit of problem back in Tel Aviv, where gambling is severely restricted by Israeli law.

08/04/2015 | | Travel Writer | Travel

It was while waiting for the dumbwaiter elevator that I noticed the small, merry line of bells above the foyer doorway. With a spark of recognition, I realized where I’d seen them before: Downton Abbey!

07/28/2015 | | Travel Writer | Travel

After six hours waiting at Toronto’s Pearson Airport, I got the bad news: My colleague’s flight had been cancelled, so I’d be attending a weekend’s worth of theater by myself at the legendary Stratford Festival. Since half the fun of seeing a show is talking about it afterwards, I figured I was in for a lonely trip.