If this is as raucous as the holidays get in Cape May, sign me up. At the very reasonable hour of 6 p.m., my husband and I are sitting on what must be the New Jersey seaside resort town’s equivalent of the party bus: the trolley bus. We’ve signed up for a holiday lights tour.
Standing in the middle of a herd of about 150 reindeer at Williams Reindeer Farm in Palmer, Alaska, I reached out to pet one of the animals. How thick and soft its fur is, I marveled, almost bouncy to the touch, like a natural version of artificial turf. Read full article >>
What’s the Deal? This week’s best travel bargains around the globe. Land ● Book two nights at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa on New York’s Hudson River and get a f ree third night. Three nights starts at $600 for two people, including taxes, a savings of at least $300.
Ask travelers what the federal government did for them this year, and you’ll probably get a shrug, at best — or a rant about sequestration, national park closings and the Transportation Security Administration, at worst. Read full article >>
Our readers share tales of their rambles around the world. Who: Claudia Moore of Springfield, Va. Where, when, why: This fall, I took Vantage’s Imperial Russian Waterways: Moscow and St. Petersburg cruise. I included the six-day pre-extension to the three Baltic capitals — Vilnius, Lithuania; Riga, Latvia; and Tallinn, Estonia.