Walkable, Bikeable, Likeable Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a great city for tourists.  The official language is, of course, Dutch, but English is widely spoken.  On our recent visit, we ambled along the quaint canals… Passing apartment buildings and mansions… We also walked through the red light district one evening, where the world’s oldest profession is … More Walkable, Bikeable, Likeable Amsterdam

Victoria Falls

After landing at the airport in Zambia, and a short overland transfer involving border formalities that were so slow and antiquated that we were reminded that we are in developing countries, we arrived in Zimbabwe eager to see the falls.  But just like us, you have to wait.  In your case, before you get to … More Victoria Falls

Whistler, British Columbia: It’s Not Just a Winter Destination!

Visit a ski resort in the summer?  Absolutely!  Whistler, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, is a classic example. In addition to hiking and mountain biking, one can enjoy a sunny day strolling along the car-free pedestrian core of the town.  Flowers bloom luxuriantly everywhere, and travelers pack the outdoor restaurants and bars.  We … More Whistler, British Columbia: It’s Not Just a Winter Destination!

Vancouver, BC

Our tour of the Pacific Northwest started in Vancouver, British Columbia.  This city is perhaps best known to travelers as the port of origin for cruise ships heading to Alaska.  Maybe you are one of the cruisers who has seen the cruise terminal at Canada Place, with its iconic roof designed to look like a … More Vancouver, BC