Travel and Adventure from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sat, 07 Dec 2019 05:24:24 -0800 Travel and Adventure from Creators Syndicate 693fb513bd167c46a5305fd6b4855320 A Sentimental Journey to Historic Guernsey Island for 12/07/2019 Sat, 07 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>By Patricia Arrigoni </p> <p>My dear friend Mary Ann Shaffer wrote a book about the German Nazi invasion and occupation of Guernsey Island during World War II titled "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society." It was a huge hit and reached No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. The manuscript was sold in a worldwide auction that reached almost $1 million. A British film had showings in Europe and was finally sold to Netflix for American audiences.<p>Updated: Sat Dec 07, 2019</p> c2ff2815b523599595b7b9c834d1226c Jurassic Meets Classic: England's Dorset Coast for 12/01/2019 Sun, 01 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>By Gay Courter</p> <p>"What can you see in a day?" ask people who doubt that a cruise allows any meaningful time ashore. The secret is to arrange a private tour. A recent trans-Atlantic sailing cruise stopped at Portland, a skinny island in the English Channel connected to the mainland by Chesil Beach (made famous by Ian McEwan's novel and film). I liked the spunky tone of Daren Gapper's website, so I booked his tour of Dorset and the Jurassic Coast. <p>Updated: Sun Dec 01, 2019</p> 9295d93d3df3dd232405d7f06f712575 Buenos Dias, Buenos Aires for 11/30/2019 Sat, 30 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>By Gay Courter</p> <p>What is your image of Buenos Aires? Swirling dancers melted together while dancing tango? Evita waving from the balcony of the Casa Rosada? Juicy steaks roasting on an asado grill? Grand boulevards with a Parisian feel? <p>Updated: Sat Nov 30, 2019</p> 53b3b9c83557caeee571efb94cf0d83e The Art of Being Different in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 11/24/2019 Sun, 24 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>By Fyllis Hockman</p> <p>Santa Fe, New Mexico, is more than a place. It is a spirit, an energy that enters your soul and takes residence in your worldview as well as your inner vision. It's a state of mind more than a city, a way of life more than a place to live. It's a lifestyle, not a destination &#8212; all expressed in the poetry that is Santa Fe, a language not spoken anywhere else in the country. People live here not only because they want to but also because they cannot imagine living anywhere else.<p>Updated: Sun Nov 24, 2019</p> 99f77043f448fb45c57ba08aa5c81300 Find Southwest History in Taos, New Mexico for 11/23/2019 Sat, 23 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>By Victor Block</p> <p>Countless art galleries line many streets of the tiny town. Reminders of its past as a Spanish colonial outpost and frontier settlement are everywhere. Trendy shops attract discriminating buyers. The brooding remnants of pueblos offer evidence of the lasting influence of Native American culture. <p>Updated: Sat Nov 23, 2019</p> e84980beb2bdc5f46d1a623dd8782e8b Turks and Caicos Provides a Great Multigenerational Vacation for 11/17/2019 Sun, 17 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>By Candyce H. Stapen</p> <p>Sometimes ordinary is best, especially if the setting is extraordinary. My 8-month-old granddaughter Charlotte giggled as I held her and we bobbed in the turquoise waters of Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. James, my 2 1/2-year-old grandson, busily shaped sand into castles and critters under the watchful eyes of his parents. My husband, David, read on the chaise longue, intermittently looking up as our grandkids pierced the morning quiet with their laughter. <p>Updated: Sun Nov 17, 2019</p> 214373054a19300d6789c53b421a8558 Find the Best Local Food in Turks and Caicos for 11/16/2019 Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>By Candyce H. Stapen</p> <p>Turks and Caicos, a foodie destination with its share of luxury resorts that offer fine dining, also has some tasty local finds. These are the places whose food conjures up the destination. Crackpot Kitchen, helmed by chef Nik Smith, stands out for its delectable local fare infused with international flavors. <p>Updated: Sat Nov 16, 2019</p> f377df791d7aee35992487772af86456 Searching for the Danube River's Best Christmas Markets for 11/10/2019 Sun, 10 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p></p><p>By Doug Hansen<p>Updated: Sun Nov 10, 2019</p> 64566ad11cdd3d9e9a7ef91b6954cf97 Find a Lot of 'There' in Mazatlan for 11/09/2019 Sat, 09 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p></p><p>By Stuart Wasserman<p>Updated: Sat Nov 09, 2019</p> 0e69b55739ca3f8d6e344064aa5f8afd Don't Overlook the Attractions of Dynamic Mexico City for 11/03/2019 Sun, 03 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p><p>Updated: Sun Nov 03, 2019</p> 548df0f0739aea6df4b29887c118e880 Enjoy Western Beauty on Amtrak's Coast Starlight for 11/02/2019 Sat, 02 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p><p>Updated: Sat Nov 02, 2019</p> 469eb864d217d6003af939120ba53eb6 Stargazing in Chile's Atacama Desert for 10/27/2019 Sun, 27 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>By Patricia Woeber<p>Updated: Sun Oct 27, 2019</p> f6a48e7b74d45f54d5c6b5b99a89b0bc Discover Wonderment at Santa Fe's Meow Wolf for 10/26/2019 Sat, 26 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>By Fyllis Hockman<p>Updated: Sat Oct 26, 2019</p> 600ac04d2341d9362e8147f166ab364b Go Rat Pack Retro in Swinging Palm Springs for 10/20/2019 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>By Jim Farber</p> <p>The room is the essence of swinging '60s cool. A tuxedo-clad singer croons "One More for the Road" in the best sultry Frank Sinatra tradition. High-stem, frosty two-olive martinis are being served from the softly lit, gently curving bar. The swish of snare drum brushes contrasts with the clink of silverware. You'd almost expect the Rat Pack to appear.<p>Updated: Sun Oct 20, 2019</p> 21a23dbca41b331b7c610ec49004fb6f The Best Way To See Palm Springs Is on Foot for 10/19/2019 Sat, 19 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>By Jim Farber </p> <p>Every day, thousands of visitors stroll up and down Palm Springs' main street &#8212; Palm Canyon Drive. They delve into and out of its succession of eateries, watering holes and eye-catching gift shops.<p>Updated: Sat Oct 19, 2019</p> 1d8137b22e85bdb99caaf1fae728d1ef Highlights of Croatia's Adriatic for 10/13/2019 Sun, 13 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>By Candyce H. Stapen</p> <p>Croatia's coast unfurls along the Adriatic Sea as a ribbon of coves and peninsulas that curve along the shore for more than 1,100 miles. Many of the nearly 20 million tourists (in 2018) soak up the sun and the scenic views in the historic and stunning coastal towns. Here are some highlights, tips and suggestions for getting away from the crowds.<p>Updated: Sun Oct 13, 2019</p> 52934ea687944d52e03bbda0affcda3e Explore Croatia on a Cruise for 10/12/2019 Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>By Candyce H. Stapen</p> <p>Videos of waterfalls, woodlands and glistening lakes in Croatia's national parks filled the large screen, the landscape serving as background to master Croatian cellist Ana Rucner, who performed live in front of the tableaux. When she launched into an allegro movement of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," her bow dancing across the strings, the video flashed to a fiddler in a mountain village playing the same piece, his movements mirroring hers. Next Rucner appeared in town on the digital version performing with the screen musician as local singers danced around them. All the while the live Rucner played identical music as her film doppelganger. <p>Updated: Sat Oct 12, 2019</p> 05bff9e0180d297a52380639393b1029 Flights of Fancy: A Lesson in Falconry for 10/06/2019 Sun, 06 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>By Gay Courter</p> <p>Is there anything more wondrous than launching a falcon from your wrist, watching him soar into the sky and land where he wishes &#8212; and then having him return to you with a gentle pounce back on his perch and gobble a treat out of your gloved hand? <span class="column--highlighted-text">Since childhood I've been fascinated by the ancient sport of falconry but never expected to fly a hawk myself until I discovered Ireland's School of Falconry on the magnificent grounds of Ashford Castle and booked their Hawk Walk.</span> <p>Updated: Sun Oct 06, 2019</p> 3cab386b1d9574fa140a09372ca7469c Mauthausen Concentration Camp: Never Forget for 10/05/2019 Sat, 05 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>By Fyllis Hockman</p> <p>The four central European capitals we visited on our Danube River cruise &#8212; Prague, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest &#8212; overwhelmed with their impressive history, expansive promenades and architectural grandeur. But it was an experience in Linz in Upper Austria that made the most impact on me &#8212; a visit to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the first to be built and the last to be liberated.<p>Updated: Sat Oct 05, 2019</p> 9dd28563f778cac0a832aa7cedd6f569 An Irresistible Stopover in Zurich for 09/29/2019 Sun, 29 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>By Athena Lucero</p> <p>Zurich, Switzerland, is the "Gateway to Europe," pulsating with one of the world's busiest rail stations and the densest transportation network on the continent. <span class="column--highlighted-text">It's also the country's financial capital, the capital of German-speaking canton Zurich and Switzerland's capital of the world's favorite feel-good food.</span><p>Updated: Sun Sep 29, 2019</p>