Travel

Cousins in the Catskills

Cousins in the Catskills

A reminiscence of spending time in the old Borscht Belt. In 1974, when I was 13, my family went with our cousins to the Concord Resort Hotel in the Catskills. There were nine of us — me, my two brothers, my three cousins, my mother, and my aunt and uncle. Why this...

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How to Do Nothing at Chincoteague

How to Do Nothing at Chincoteague

Here’s the most incredible thing that happened during one of our family summer vacation weeks spent on Chincoteague Island, Va. We were driving off the island one afternoon and pulled over onto the shoulder to watch a resupply rocket take off from NASA’s nearby...

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Find yourself…in the Poconos

Find yourself…in the Poconos

There’s an unassuming little place in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania completely devoid of heart-shaped Jacuzzis, Champagne glass pedestal hot tubs and other ‘70s honeymoon relics. Picture Kellerman’s Resort from “Dirty Dancing” combined with such sleepaway...

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Journey to the Heart of Africa

Journey to the Heart of Africa

Trips to Africa, particularly wilderness safaris, have become quite popular among American tourists these days. I like to discuss travel, and every week someone I run into tells me of their plans to visit the beautiful continent. A lot of folks worry about traveling...

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