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Copenhagen: Serious About Cycling

Cycle Parade in Copenhagen from Copenhagenize on Vimeo. Copenhagen ranks as one of the world’s friendliest cities for cyclists, with 37 percent of residents in Greater Copenhagen using a bike daily. To encourage more residents to bike to work and school, the city plans to expand bike lanes farther into the suburbs. The city hopes…

Belize: Trouble in Paradise

The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System is a wonder. Inscribed as a World Heritage site in 1996, it’s home to sea turtles, manatees, and American marine crocodiles. It represents the “evolutionary history of reef development” and includes 450 cayes and three atolls. The reserve is part of the Mesoamerican Reef, which is the second largest…

Tasty Temptations in Cape Cod

Peanut Butter Fudge. Dark Chocolate Fudge. S’mores Fudge. Mint Chocolate Fudge. Inside Out Reese’s Fudge.  Decisions, decisions, decisions. A trip to Chatham, Massachusetts‘ Candy Manor was one of the highlights of my recent weekend trip to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. For this indecisive chocoholic, I have to admit, it also was a bit overwhelming. …

London’s Easter Sweets

With Easter just around the corner, there’s only one thing on my mind – chocolate. While I won’t be traipsing around London tasting some of the world’s finest chocolate anytime soon, I hope to live vicariously through my fellow chocoholics who find the time to do so. For the Easter holiday, the four-star Mandeville Hotel…

Tree Houses Grow Up

As a kid, didn’t you want a tree house – a little getaway all your own? I surely did, and growing up in south Louisiana, I always thought the centuries-old oak trees would make for a perfect perch. To this day I’ve yet to climb into a tree house, but thanks to Forever Young Treehouses,…

Tucked away among the giant oak trees dripping with Spanish moss in Louisiana’s Plantation Country is “one of America’s most haunted homes.”  The 10-acre, 18th-century Myrtles Plantation, featured in Traveler’s 2008 Stay List, charms visitors with rocking chairs on the cast iron porch and cozy French furnishings in its B&B.  But all the Southern charm…

In the October issue of Traveler, we featured Edward Readicker-Henderson’s story on York, possibly the world’s most haunted city. In case you ever are in York and want to do some paranormal investigation of your own, here are the spots you should check out. The spirit of George Villiers, who inspired the nursery rhyme “Georgie…

Fall Food and Wine Festivals

OK, fellow foodies, I’m back with more food and wine festival news. A few weeks ago, I attended the Charlotte Shout Festival in North Carolina, an event that went “green” for the second year in a row. They recycled over 35 percent of materials that went into the event, used eco-friendly utensils and serving plates…

Up Close with the Chef from Down Under

Growing up in Australia, Curtis Stone always had good food at his fingertips. His mom and grandfather both grew vegetable gardens and fresh food from the ocean wasn’t far away. His passion for sustainable, seasonal foods comes not only from his upbringing, but also from years of working in some of the world’s best (and…