05/06/2013 - 20:00 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Toronto is one of those cities that people who live there rave about. They’ll tell you about the cultural diversity, the fabulous ethnic food, the great public transit.

04/29/2013 - 20:00 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Prague spring blossoms with the curlicued flowers and vines of Art Nouveau.

04/22/2013 - 20:00 | | 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.

04/15/2013 - 20:00 | | Travel Writer | Travel

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

04/08/2013 - 20:00 | | 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?

04/02/2013 - 20:00 | | 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.