Tag archives for Marilyn Terrell

Is there a magic formula for the perfect beach town? No, but America could offer up more than a few candidates if they were doling out the title. Here are just a few of them, recommended by Nat Geo Travel staffers.

Andrew Evans takes a moment to follow in other explorers’ footsteps and name a piece of Antarctica. By the time humans entered the modern age, we had already assigned names to most everything on our planet. Then came Antarctica–a whole continent filled with mountains, glaciers and penguins all waiting to be named. The naming of…

Looking for Long Weekend Plans?

We know it’s Friday and that you may very well be out the door and headed to your destination on this long weekend. But if you’re coming up short and could use some inspiration, our Long Weekends guide is at your service. And even if all you have planned is some armchair traveling, we can…

So You Think Yukon Dance?

Senior Researcher Marilyn Terrell is just back from a trip through the Yukon Territory, and she’s thrilling all of us with stories from her trip. You can read her previous entries about her Yukon adventure here and here. The ultimate destination on my Yukon River trip two weeks ago was Dawson City, just as it…

The Fast and The Delirious

Senior Researcher Marilyn Terrell is in the Yukon Territory for this week, and she’s blogging, and of course, tweeting, whenever she can. She sent along this dispatch: I spent ten hours yesterday walking the streets and trails of Whitehorse, (pop. 24,000) the capital of the Yukon Territory (pop. 40,000¬†people, plus¬†30,000 bears). Ate breakfast at Baked…

Amtrak to the Rescue

We love it when chief researcher Marilyn Terrell shares her family’s travel tales and tips. This week, she gives the scoop on unaccompanied minors on Amtrak: Have you ever had a week when your friends abandon you and refuse to sit with you at lunch? Well, our sixth-grader James recently had a week like that,…

Chilling in the Catskills

National Geographic Traveler senior researcher and inveterate family traveler Marilyn Terrell took her brood for one last summer fling to a rented house in the Catskills last month. Here’s her report: The key was under the mat, as the owner had promised. But what lay on the other side of the door? Would it be…

Sojourn in Squagonna

Fresh from their recent flirtation with tropical storm Alberto, chief researcher Marilyn Terrell and her intrepid family took on another enemy of travel during their stay at a house they’d rented in central New York state last week: The owners of the house showed up to welcome us, and so did the mosquitoes. It’s hard…

Off-Season Key West

Despite mass evacuations in advance of his arrival, tropical storm Alberto didn’t end up being a particularly troublesome visitor. Travelers who chose to share their vacations with Big Al found him a tolerable travel companion, and enjoyed having Florida somewhat to themselves. Chief researcher Marilyn Terrell was on the ground with her family and sent…