HOMEWARD BOUND, SOMEWHERE OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN – How does one rebound from a week in paradise, knowing full well the onslaught of e-mail, stacks of paperwork and other work-related annoyances await his arrival? It’s very simple, actually. One doesn’t, at least not easily.
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TRAVEL By Don Knebel When Americans hear about the violence in Syria, the reactions of many are like the ones my wife and I received when traveled there before the “Arab Spring” – “They hate Americans, right?” and “Did you lose the bet?” Actually, Syria is home to millions of friendly people, one of whom gave my wife a free [...]
As a travel consultant, I am often asked about my favorite place. Immediately, incredible vistas and indelible memories play out in my mind. No matter where I go or what I see, one place is clearly the winner. No place has captured my heart like Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a small Central American nation about the size of Vermont [...]
TRAVEL By Don Knebel Because I will be writing about travel, I thought it would be a good idea to get one important subject behind us right away – toilets. As travelers to eastern locations have learned, when nature’s call comes far from home, the result can be charitably described as a “cultural experience.” What visitors find is little more [...]