Tag archives for Janelle Nanos

I was a kid when I first came here, out where the highways narrow to two-lane roads, where the houses grew larger, then small again, all the way out to “the End,” as the locals call it. Montauk. My extended family gathered to camp each summer at Hither Hills, an oceanfront state park where I learned how to ride a bike, fell in love with stargazing, and, most nights, collapsed into my sleeping bag after hours of wave jumping. It was high time to go back.

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of speaking about travel writing to the students at the S.I. Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University. I found them to be bright and inquisitive; they asked great questions and made me excited about the future of journalism. But being a travel writer meant that I couldn’t…

Slide Down the Great Wall

The Great Wall of China is mythic. When people talk about it they almost always–erroneously–note that you can see it from space (NASA’s take on the subject: You can’t see it with the naked eye, but you can detect it in certain radar images if you really know where to look). Or they say how…

I’m just back from a trip to Guilin and Beijing, China, which I’ll be blogging about over the next few weeks. But one of the highlights and things I was most looking forward to was visiting with the staff of National Geographic Traveler China. The monthly magazine, published by the Trends publishing group, is doing…

Hello From Louisville!

Thanks to all those of you who offered Plan My Trip suggestions for my visit to Louisville last weekend. I had a great time in River City, in part because I got to celebrate the wedding of my two friends (my seventh and final wedding this year — phew!) and in part because I was…

Saying Hello to São Paulo

Intelligent Travel blog editor Janelle Nanos is back from her honeymoon in Brazil, and told herself she wouldn’t work on her trip. But there were a few things she just had to share… Truth be told, you are exhausted when you start your honeymoon. The nonstop planning that took place in the months leading up…

Every so often, we let you in on the inner workings of Traveler magazine before it hits newsstands. And if you’re a close reader, you may be aware that I write a column each month on the latest news from the National Parks. I’ve come to love talking to the Rangers about all of their…

On Choosing a Honeymoon

Say you’re an editor at a travel magazine, and you’re getting married. Your friends and family are all so excited, and keep asking you about the details: The location, the food, the music, and yup, the honeymoon. I fortunately had all of those first details squared away for my recent nuptials fairly early on. But…

Good Bites in Baltimore

An afternoon jaunt to Baltimore this weekend meant I only had a few hours to explore, so I didn’t feel like getting tied down to table service at a restaurant. Nope, I preferred to graze, and found a few great places to grab some snacks before getting back on the road to Washington. My first…

The allure of discount airfare, coupled with a reunion with high school friends, means I’m heading out this weekend on a jaunt to Puerto Rico, and I’m of course ready and willing to hear your tips. I’m looking forward to visiting the UNESCO site of Old San Juan, but am sure that you have suggestions…

IT Editor Janelle Nanos is in Israel this week, and she’s (attempting to) blog when she has a few spare minutes. You can follow all of her posts here. I love fresh produce markets, and can often be found on weekends in Washington exploring the stalls of our Eastern Market neighborhood. But in Israel, the…