Can a true “landmark” be new? That’s the premise of a Travel + Leisure survey asking readers to name their favorite new landmarks. Making the cut are a globetrotter’s delight of everything from bridges and parks and public spaces, to museums, skyscrapers, and arenas and performance venues. The various lists include headline-generating spots, such as […]
I judge whether or not to plop down my hard-earned money for a movie ticket by a lot of things. Critical response, nah. The stars, the theme, more so. But often, I confess, I’m a sucker for the promise of great armchair tourism. I thought of this the other day while in the grip of […]
It’s one thing to pack for a typical two-week vacation, but quite another more daunting task to prep for one that spans two months. Before jetting off on an extended sojourn with stops in Paris, Valencia, Rome and Morocco, I had to address certain practical challenges: how to organize my electronics, make calling affordable to […]
For JoAnn Greco some cities need to be explored again and again. Even if it means others remain on the one-of-these-days list.
As one with first-class travel tastes on an economy budget, I’m always on the lookout for the next great deal. But not just any bargain will do: I like to know what I’m getting, so a discounter like Priceline, with its vague promises of a four-star hotel without revealing the property’s name or exact location, […]
JoAnn Greco looks at the logistics of packing light. Or not packing at all.
Although the production’s name escapes me, the sound of a Chinese opera I attended more than a dozen years ago as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival still resonates. For me, this fervent, yet discordant operatic style was a taste I had yet to acquire. Despite the musical dissonance, I did feel some kind […]
JoAnn Greco finds cutting-edge architecture in the unlikeliest of places.
Cathleen McCarthy succumbs to the utility and obsession of traveling with an iPhone.
Robert DiGiacomo finds the usual suspects — and some surprises — among the world’s most costly cities.