Category: Travel

Column: Family Fun: Visiting Washington D.C.

Commentary by Jennifer Ingersoll Washington, D.C. has long been a family travel destination known for its many admission free museums and attractions. With the controversy following the outcome of the recent election, many parents...

Column: James Smithson’s Smithsonian legacy

Commentary by Don Knebel The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., is often called the “nation’s attic” because of its extraordinary collection of more than 150 million items. It is named for James Smithson, who...

Column: Karnak Temple’s Sacred Lake

Commentary by Don Knebel The Karnak Temple complex is thought to be the largest religious center in the world. It may have provided the inspiration for a religious ritual practiced by billions of people. In...

Column: The Church of the Beatitudes

Commentary by  Don Knebel The Church of the Beatitudes, located above the north shore of Israel’s Sea of Galilee, remembers Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, among the most famous sermons in history. The church...

Yacht Harbor in Antalya, Turkey (Photo by Don Knebel)

Column: Antalya: World-class resort city

Commentary by Don Knebel When Americans think of cities in Turkey, most probably don’t picture a cosmopolitan seaside resort featuring a harbor once used by the Romans. But Antalya, the fastest growing city in Turkey...

Column: Tallinn: The old and the new

Commentary by Don Knebel Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, includes one of Europe’s best preserved medieval city centers. It is also one of the world’s most tech savvy cities. The city now known as Tallinn...

Column: War and peace in Kronstadt

Commentary by Don Knebel Cruise ship passengers entering the harbor of St. Petersburg, Russia are surprised to find themselves alongside a Russian naval base. They are equally surprised to see an enormous Byzantine cathedral...