Tag archives for summer

So many of my travel memories are linked to great food, like street daal at Ravi in Dubai or spaghetti pomodoro at Hotel Cipriani in Venice. But summer always brings me back to my childhood, and to America. Here’s a list of some of the food-place combos that keep me coming back no matter where I am.

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Bastille Day is today, and  I’m daydreaming about the fabulous week I recently spent in the south of France. I fear that most Americans, when they dream of visiting France, get stuck on Paris. And while that’s all well and good, I urge my fellow countrymen and women to explore a few other French cities this…

Daily Radar: 08.06.10

Too cool for the pool? Well just in time for the last big swing of summer, the Huffington Post has put up a list of 7 Spectacular Swimming Holes in the United States, complete with photos. Some are easy access – like downtown Austin, Texas’ Barton Springs, a picturesque three acre natural spring whose year-round…

Kutztown Folk Festival

Amy McKeever offers a taste of Pennsylvania’s Kutztown Folk Festival, which runs this Saturday, July 3, through Sunday, July 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. I stood mesmerized by the beast hanging upside down on a spit. It roasted slowly over a white brick oven. To my left a food stand advertised ox meat sandwiches,…

Thursdays with Lady Liberty

Starting tonight (June 3) and continuing for eight Thursdays nights through August, visitors to New York City can hop aboard a ferry from Battery Park and make the short trip to Liberty Island for a date with Lady Liberty. Bring a blanket to sit on while you nosh on BBQ dishes (included in your ticket…

Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer, and with its arrival comes the annual announcement enumerating the best beaches in the United States from Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, aka “Dr. Beach,” who runs the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University. This year’s winner is close to my heart (and home): Coopers…

Unplugged in Capon Springs

I’ve stepped back in time. Last year, when I arrived at Capon Springs and Farms in West Virginia with my family and friends for one last blast of summer, I felt like I was back at my childhood summer camp. Scattered across its 4,700 acres were tidy, white clapboard cottages trimmed in green shutters, a…

Curious George in New Hampshire

It’s going to be a busy summer for Curious George. Fans of the little fellow, who makes getting into trouble look like more fun than a barrel of monkeys, will be delighted to learn that events celebrating learning, literature, and a little bit of mischief are scheduled every month from now through September. On July…

Top 10 Eco-Travel Mistakes

Hitting the road this summer? Just because you’re out of your comfort zone doesn’t mean that your eco-friendly habits have to go on vacation too. Responsibletravel.com recently surveyed their readers about which travel faux pas they noticed most often in tourists. It’s bad enough looking the part, do your best not to act it by…

Summer Film Festivals

Amy McKeever gives us the scoop on the many alternative film festivals taking place in the coming months. The Cannes Film Festival, which just wrapped up, is renowned for its star-studded red carpets and its glitzy Palme d’Or. But for those of us not fortunate enough to score tickets to this fest in the south…

Finding the Beat in Tampa

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Hot Time, Summer in the City

National Geographic Books editorial assistant Hunter Braithwaite offers up some beach alternatives for urban dwellers. It’s funny, if not outright inspiring, to think of how something as dreary as an international energy crisis can result in a widespread sea change in how we think about leisure activities. For a variety of reasons, ranging from high…

Music Festivals Rock

The long, steamy days between May and Labor Day imply two things—one, that kids all over are running amok with no homework to keep them academically entertained, and two, that music festivals around the world are in full swing. MSN rated the “World’s Best Cities and Festivals for Music Lovers,” and I was pleasantly surprised…