Entries by Elyse Glickman

Stavanger, Norway With the Family: See, Do, Discuss

Stavanger, Norway, is a small town with a big, colorful personality, from centuries’ old traditions and folklore to its modern showcases for the visual arts and sciences. Furthermore, there are plenty of surprises and treasures found in the nearby mountains and along the waterways. Even with the region’s small scale, it has much to offer […]

Small Screen, Big World

Whether they are documentary, reality or scripted, the best television shows not only introduce viewers to a new world, but also provide insights into various cultures, foods, art and literature. Past examples included the late Anthony Bourdain’s vibrant and thought provoking Parts Unknown, numerous informative travel programs on PBS (from the youthful appeal of Globe […]

A Safari of Learning Through one of America’s Last Frontiers

There’s more to the American West than cowboys, Native American history and horses. If you get far enough out, there are opportunities to view species of North American wildlife in natural habitats, view constellations with an astronomer in unspoiled night skies, or hike and run along challenging trails. For these reasons alone, Jackson Hole is […]

Bergen, Norway: Just Add Water

A UNESCO designation practically guarantees a destination has everything required for a well-balanced family vacation, from compelling historic sites to awe-inspiring green spaces to unforgettable food at every price point. Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city, may only have a population of about 280,000, but it rivals larger capitals when it comes to activities that keep visitors […]