Into the Woods: Shadow Lake Lodge Offers Perfect Canadian Getaway

By Jim Farber In the pantheon of thrilling stories about the Wild West, surprisingly little ink has been allotted to the enterprising men and women who built the hotels and served the meals that turned the frontier into a more user-friendly place to visit. In the American West the names of Fred Harvey and the… Continue Reading Into the Woods: Shadow Lake Lodge Offers Perfect Canadian Getaway

The Rails Less Taken: From Jasper to Whistler on The Rocky Mountaineer

By Jim Farber When the luxurious train known as the Rocky Mountaineer pulls out of the station in Vancouver, British Columbia, on its way across the Rockies to Banff and Calgary, Alberta, a phalanx of cheerfully waving staff is always on hand to see the long red, white and blue train off. The route is… Continue Reading The Rails Less Taken: From Jasper to Whistler on The Rocky Mountaineer

Alaskan Excursion Train Takes Visitors on a Trip to the Past

By Carl H. Larsen SKAGWAY, Alaska –“We landed in wind-swept Skagway. We joined the weltering mass, clamoring over their outfits, waiting to climb the Pass.” Those are the memorable words of author and poet Robert W. Service in “The Trail of Ninety-Eight,” a poem describing the rush of humanity slogging up single-file over an arduous… Continue Reading Alaskan Excursion Train Takes Visitors on a Trip to the Past

For Fun, Beauty and History, Take a Ride on the Grand Canyon Railway

By Patricia Arrigoni The rebirth and growth of the Grand Canyon Railway is an amazing feat that has been celebrated by railroad fans from around the world since the line’s reopening in 1989. A diesel locomotive and a power car pull nine passenger cars up to the Grand Canyon and back to Williams, Ariz., the… Continue Reading For Fun, Beauty and History, Take a Ride on the Grand Canyon Railway

Gibraltar: Rock of Ages and Land of the Barbary Apes

By Marilyn Zeitlin Our two-week Mediterranean cruise was about to end. We had visited Italy, Spain and Monaco on Cunard’s Queen Victoria, and now we were headed to Gibraltar. The passengers at our dinner table, all British, were excited about the shopping prospects and amazing deals on liquor and tobacco. My husband and I weren’t… Continue Reading Gibraltar: Rock of Ages and Land of the Barbary Apes

Robin Hood’s Nottingham Is Ready for Its Close-up

By Priscilla Lister Robin Hood’s ideals of stealing from the rich to give to the poor, standing up to unjust authority and living in harmony with the land have been glorified countless times in song, book, stage and screen. At least a dozen major films have catapulted this hero into our collective consciousness. With the… Continue Reading Robin Hood’s Nottingham Is Ready for Its Close-up

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