norie quintos

Last week, Traveler senior editor and resident tours expert Norie Quintos wrote about her sea kayaking tour in British Columbia. This week, she writes about rafting the Lower Salmon River in Idaho. And tune in next week when she shares tips on great family vacations. My family likes salmon. We like it sautéed, roasted, poached,…

Into the Wild in Alexandria

Every Washingtonian needs a way to unwind. (There’s a war on after all, and our fair city is its nerve center, conducting the chess moves from afar.) My newest favorite method is to rent a kayak with friends or kids on a weekend afternoon, and paddle—guilt- and carbon-emissions-free—the quiet tidal backwaters of the Potomac River.…

Horsing Around on Assateague

IT’s not so sure we’d want this poking around our tent at night, but National Geographic Traveler senior editor Norie Quintos has only good things to say about her recent weekend camping with the horses: They look more like docile donkeys than Lipizzaner stallions, but never mind, the wild horses that roam through Assateague Island…

Need a hotel in Philly? "Try a decommissioned warship in New Jersey," suggests senior editor Norie Quintos, who recently returned from a trip with her kids. She explains: I never was a Girl Scout. Not much of a joiner, I guess, or maybe the cookie quota demanded too much capitalist enterprise. However, a part of…

Winter Wonderland

Snow in southwestern Pennsylvania has been scarce so far this winter, but that didn’t stop senior editor Norie Quintos and her sons from enjoying a late December visit to the Laurel Highlands: Okay, so it wasn’t as white and wintry as I would’ve liked, but the optimistic, hard-working folks at Seven Springs Mountain Resort were…

IT Travels with Norie Quintos

Senior editor Norie Quintos has just returned from a hacienda-hunting trip. She reports: Mérida, in the heart of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, is not a museum relic from the 16th century. It’s a modern city, completely comfortable in its colonial dressings and deep Maya roots. Mérida lacks a beach (the nearest one is 30 minutes away…