When I arrived in Normandy after an hour long train ride from Paris, visits to the D-Day beaches and war memorials had been on my list of "to dos" but, if I'm honest, they weren't at the top of that list or even close to it.
Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic, takes place in the summer of 1922, in an era of debauchery and decadence. These hotels evoke images of Gatsby's seductive revelries.
Packing guides will often list trekking poles as "optional," but they are lying to you. They are as important as a backpack, if not more -- after all, backpacks can't really double as lightsabers to aid in the settling of disputes.
I'm sitting here in The Queen Mary Pub in a small town deep in South Florida, on the fringes of the Everglades. It's nearly midnight and I find myself alone at the bar reading C.S. Lewis's "Perelandra."
You don't have to be Jules Verne to find the idea of circumnavigating the globe enchanting. And you don't even need to spend 80 days doing it--although if you had the time and resources, you certainly could.
The historic lighthouses and quaint seaside villages of Maine's storied coastline have always drawn visitors far and wide. Now, its plentiful farmers' markets, craft beer scene, innumerable eateries and ocean-to-table seafood are attracting travelers looking for a delicious foodie experience.
I was scared to try white-water kayaking. Flat scared. I heard my Rogue River rafting/camping guide's somber warning about evacuations and was chilled. If I got hurt, it would not be a quick hop in an ambulance to a hospital.
With an expansive lakefront, bustling business district and renowned entertainment scene, Toronto shines in summer. If you are planning a trip to Canada's largest city, use these five tips for hidden secrets from a local and make your trip one to remember.
Millennials -- in addition to being self-centered and technologically savvy -- are leading with purpose, getting in shape, caring for others, exploring new frontiers, and building the foundations for a better tomorrow.