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Friday, November 22, 2019

After cleanup from devastating hurricanes, U.S. Virgin Islands are ready to welcome visitors once...

U.S. Virgin Islands  - Our regular travel writer Victor Block is in the U.S. Virgin Islands gathering information for a future story about that...

Ten day trips throughout New England

For her first day trip in retirement, Marie Esteves took her chances at Foxwoods Casino Resort. It was always the center’s most popular day trip, which she scheduled at least three times a year.

The Top of the Hill Gang just won’t sit still

Men and women over 50 who are looking for increased social connections in an athletic and sporting setting have come together in The Top of the Hill Gang of New England (http://www.tohg.org/). They gather and enjoy one another’s company year round, “sharing common interests that nourish our love of being active and having fun.” They ski, hike, bike, travel and socialize together. They play golf, tennis, kayak and do hosteling, enjoy social events including dinner dances, clambakes, riverboat rides and game nights. They go to cultural venues such as museums and musical concerts.

Mynamar – centuries of history, culture and beauty

By Victor Block Part 2 of 2   My first surprise was that a Buddhist monk in Myanmar (Me-un-mahr) speaks enough English to have a conversation....

Genealogy tourism is a fast-growing trend

Planning a visit to Poland, where his ancestors had lived, Bernard Janicki went online and tracked down the parish priest in the village where his mother had been born. When he arrived in that small town, the pastor helped him examine church records dating back to the early 20th century.

Mynamar – centuries of history, culture and beauty

By Victor Block Part 1 of 2        I was 3,000 feet high, floating in a hot air balloon over a vast plain dotted with...

For a ‘spiritual’ day trip, visit Cassadaga

By Victor Block As my wife Fyllis and I contemplated our visit to a tiny town in Florida, the choices we faced were as intriguing...
Fort Delaware reeneactor

Wilmington – history, art, and culture

By Victor Block, Travel Writer The contrast between members of the du Pont family who settled in Wilmington, Delaware and the surrounding Brandywine Valley at...

Namibia, a real jungle adventure

A pride of lions feasts on the body of a rhinoceros as dozens of zebra, antelope and other animals look on. Dwellers in simple mud-plastered shelters live much as their ancestors did centuries ago.

Exploring the world in Queens

By Victor Block Not hungry enough for a sit-down breakfast, I munched on Tibetan dumplings purchased from a snack truck decorated with a sign that...