Aspen Colorado

    A hiker's paradise, Aspen has among the most exquisite scenery and hiking trails in the world.  It easily compares to the Alps, and has outstanding skiing in addition to marvelous summer activities.  There are delightful restaurants in Downtown Aspen and within a reasonable drive for people who are seeking a more rustic setting.  For a city of this size there are two art museums, one downtown and one a few miles' drive.  The Aspen Art Museum in Downtown Aspen is a ... Continue Reading

Asheville NC

River Arts Walk The River Arts District consists of a vast array of artists and working studios in 22 former industrial and historical buildings spread out along a one mile stretch of the French Broad River. This eclectic area is an exciting exploration of arts, food and exercise. Plan on spending a day or more visiting artists working in their studios, grabbing a bite of local cuisine or a brew and taking time to find art that’s perfect for your world. More than 200 artists work in paint, ... Continue Reading

New York City

New York City is a kaleidoscope of wondrous sights, sounds, tastes, the arts, and experiences of all kinds.  And Brooklyn has been emerging as a desirable place to live as well as a compelling mix of tourist attractions, BAM, Mark Morris Dance Center, the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Museum, the Botanical Garden.  Restaurants of all ethnicities and price levels abound in every neighborhood.  Recently, my sister, husband, and I spent a few days in Brooklyn, with excursions into Manhattan. ... Continue Reading

St. Lucia

St. Lucia is a beautiful island north of Barbados, only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, with the Atlantic Ocean on its East Coast and the Caribbean on its West Coast.  St. Lucia was first settled by the Arawak Indians, then followed by the Caribs.  Subsequently France and Great Britain competed for control of the island, with Great Britain victorious in 1814 and retaining control of this jewel until the island became independent in 1979 while remaining part of the British Commonwealth.  The ... Continue Reading

Puerto Rico

On our third and fourth three-generation trips, my daughter, granddaughter, and I chose Puerto Rico, where we had the pleasure of staying at the luxurious Ritz San Juan, about fifteen minutes from the airport.  The hotel is kid-friendly, has an inviting pool, and delicious dining options.  (We did not pay attention to the in-house casino, which is not of interest to us; fortunately it is in a separate wing and not at all intrusive on the magnificent hotel ambience.)  On an excursion to ... Continue Reading

Bermuda

My daughter, eldest granddaughter, and I began a tradition of three-generation trips during school break, and started with two marvelous trips to Bermuda, 2010 and 2011. We chose to stay at the kid-friendly Fairmont Southampton on the south shore of the island, with miles of pink sand beaches. Our experience was so rich and the hotel was so comfortable that we stayed there on both of our visits. The photo above shows part of the view from our window, a gracious pastel-colored house hugging the ... Continue Reading

Berkshires

Berkshire County in western Massachusetts draws travelers from around the world with its many varied attractions: The Appalachian Trail and many other great hiking options; Tanglewood, the summer home of the renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra; The world-famous summer dance festival at Jacobs Pillow in Becket on Jacobs Ladder Road, with its outdoor Inside/Out outdoor stage for performances by students and fledgling dance companies; Shakespeare & Company in Lenox; ... Continue Reading