Entries by Debra Bokur

Love Among the Ruins

Wandering the twisting streets and lanes of Athens, it isn’t difficult for the modern visitor — even while dodging buses — to get a sense of what so enthralled nobleman and Romantic poet Lord Byron about this singular destination, nor why it’s an ideal romantic destination with your favorite co-traveler. Views of the Acropolis floating […]

Family Fun in Southwest Germany

A smiling young woman twirls by our table on her way to another, plunking down a traditional blue and gray Bembel jug filled with apfelwein and leaving it within easy reach. I’m already happily acquainted with these iconic stoneware pitchers — and with their contents. Brimming with history, fascinating towns and plenty of castles, the […]

One City Six Ways: Stuttgart

The historic city of Stuttgart serves as the capital of Germany’s state of Baden-Württemberg. Car enthusiasts know it as the home of the Porsche Museum and the Mercedes-Benz Museum, but you don’t have to be a motoring aficionado to enjoy this beautiful destination. Tip: Like many places in Germany, museums are closed on Mondays, so […]

Tips For Traveling With Older Family Members

Multigenerational travel can be both life changing and life affirming — and sometimes, a bit challenging as well. When traveling with older family members, it’s important to take their needs into consideration and equally important to remember just because a person is older doesn’t mean they’re disabled or their spark for adventure is burning any […]

Road Rules for Safe Summer Travel

It’s nearly summer, the time of year when countless travelers happily head out to explore the back roads, highways and byways of the world. While road trips should be adventures filled with pleasant memories, the sad and tragic truth is, every year, 1.24 million people die, and an additional 50 million people are injured on […]

One City, Six Ways: Raleigh, N.C.

North Carolina’s capital city brims with Southern charm and adventure. The city’s colorful history includes how its location was originally chosen for its proximity to Hunter’s Tavern — a favorite watering hole for its then-state legislators. Today, it’s a great destination for music, festivals, food and outdoor pursuits. History & Culture: Dating to 1792, Raleigh boasts […]