Why I applied to be the @NYTimes #52PlacesToGo #Travel Reporter

Why I applied to be the @NYTimes #52PlacesToGo #Travel Reporter

I love everything about traveling, except the laundry. I once trekked through five airports in one day (though my luggage did not) and I still left the last one smiling. The whoosh of takeoff always gives me a thrill and those thick-paned plane windows yield some of my favorite views -- the sunrise's slow stretch, [...]

Oktoberfest and the human glockenspiel

Oktoberfest and the human glockenspiel

Had we brought our steins, we would have raised them to the plucky participants of Cedarburg's Oktoberfest. Neither rain, nor wind, nor invasion by Polish/Croatian interlopers kept them from their appointed rounds. Prost! We wandered into the main tent on a soggy Saturday afternoon just in time for the Pommersche Tanzdeel Freistadt dancers (and, fortunately, [...]

Land of 10,000 smiles

Land of 10,000 smiles

We popped next door for a day or two to visit a neighbor we hadn't seen in a while and Minnesota welcomed us with 10,000 smiles. Thanks for the hospitality, old friend. We'll see you again soon and you can count me and several thousand of my friends to join you on Feb. 4 for [...]