The Best Travel Purse for a DSLR Camera I’ve Found

For years, I’ve tried to find ways to travel less conspicuously with a DSLR camera and a healthy-sized lens. Of course, when the camera is out and working, the jig is up. But for all the times between point A and B—sitting in restaurants, walking through unfamiliar neighborhoods, or taking city subways—you don’t always want … Continue reading The Best Travel Purse for a DSLR Camera I’ve Found

The 411 on Bruges with Kids

With meandering canals and pristinely-preserved medieval architecture, Belgium’s city of Bruges is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” The city’s colorful history stretches all the way back to the 9th century, when it was founded by Vikings.  Bruges flourished in the 14th century, thanks largely to its cloth industry, which attracted merchants … Continue reading The 411 on Bruges with Kids

The 411 on San Miguel de Allende with Kids

Today, it’s hard to imagine that the picture-perfect city of San Miguel de Allende was once almost on the verge of ruin. However, in the years following Mexico’s independence, this colonial city was gradually abandoned leaving behind only ornate churches and empty mansions. Until, that is, the 1930s when foreign artists, lured by the blue … Continue reading The 411 on San Miguel de Allende with Kids

The 411 on Carlsbad with Kids

The captivating shimmer of rescued treasures and inviting smell of old books permeate from antique shop entryways as visitors soak up this uniquely “European” city center situated on the beautiful Southern California coast. Carlsbad, California, has discovered its inner-glam and is not afraid to show it, offering visitors world-class dining, shopping and cultural events with … Continue reading The 411 on Carlsbad with Kids

The 411 on Dallas-Fort Worth with Kids

Think big. The Dallas-Fort Worth “Metroplex” sprawls across two Texas counties encompassing more than 9,000 square miles. The two cities and its neighbors burst with opportunities to explore history, art, and science. With temperate weather most of the year, there is also plenty to see and do outdoors, including lakes, parks, and two acclaimed zoos. … Continue reading The 411 on Dallas-Fort Worth with Kids

The 411 on Galle – Sri Lanka with kids

The 17th-century Dutch fort of Galle is the jewel in Sri Lanka’s tropical crown. Located in the sleepy bay of the same name, near the southern tip of the pear-shaped island, Galle Fort has been beautifully preserved and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walled fort is criss-crossed with brick streets and a … Continue reading The 411 on Galle – Sri Lanka with kids