Writers Worldwide Share Travel Secrets
She loves great art, wine
to the province of Quebec, Canada take note. If you're looking
for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, consider Bistro
à Champlain in the Quebec Laurentians, about one hour northwest
of Montreal : http://www.bistroachamplain.com/.
It houses numerous works by the famous Canadian painter, Jean
Paul Riopelle, who was co-owner, before he died in 2002. His partner,
Champlain Charest, will show you his mind-boggling 38,000-bottle
wine cellar. We suggest you try their menu dégustation
Barb Kroll and her husband, Ron,
are Canadians who publish the trip-planning website: http://www.krolltravel.com/
Lots to do in Charleston,
travel tip is about my home city -- Charleston, South Carolina.
Everyone comes here to enjoy the historic homes in pastel colors,
divine crab cakes and shrimp/grits, all served with generous helpings
of Southern hospitality. But many visitors don't know that we
also have gorgeous barrier islands with family beaches that are
close by and wonderful. For example, Isle of Palms is a quiet
barrier island with miles of peaceful beaches. Expect lots of
gorgeous homes, fun seafood restaurants, and surf shops where
you can buy yourself a huge surf board or a tiny bikini. Charleston,
South Carolina -- we offer history plus lots of sun, sand, and
surf, too! Come and visit this summer.
Sharon Spence Lieb
is a travel columnist at the Moultrie News in
How not to get bumped
from your flight...
Savvy! Call the airline the night before to reconfirm your flight
and ask if your flight is overbooked. With
the airlines operating fewer and smaller planes, more people are
getting bumped than ever. If your flight is overbooked, add an
extra half hour to your time at the airport to make sure you're
NOT the passenger who gets the heave ho (the last to arrive are
the first to be bumped).
is an American travel journalists. She appears weekly on CNN's
Pipeline and co-hosts The Travel Show, which can be heard every
Sunday on 100 radio stations nationwide. Her new series of budget-conscious
guidebooks, the Pauline Frommer
Guides, are available wherever books are sold.
Pauline Frommer's New York City was named "Best Guidebook
of the Year" by the North American Travel Journalists Association.
Go Your Own Way...
woman-friendly travel book is waiting on my night table. I'm looking
forward to enjoying the travel stories and lessons learned. The
blurb on the back cover reads, "There is nothing quite like
hitting the road by yourself to awaken your senses, sharpen your
mind and build your confidence. In 'Go Your Own Way,' twenty-three
women who've travelled solo share their exhilarating stories --
the daring adventures, the comical disasters, the cultural revelations,
and the powerful, private aha moments of self-discovery."
Edited by three women -- Faith Conlon, Ingrid Emerick & Christina
de Tessan. Published by Seal Press. Website: www.sealpress.com.
This looks like a great book to pop into your backpack.
Editor of Journeywoman.com
Her cultural evenings
a free evening in Cairo? You
can head for the Opera House, which has classical music, dance,
or some such program almost every night. Even if the big hall
is sold out, a chamber music concert is usually going on in the
small hall. Schedules are all posted and detailed in the English
language 'Egyptian Gazette' daily newspaper. If you need to hire
a cab remember to negotiate taxi fees before you step inside the
taxi. I usually sit up front and chat with the drivers. They usually
ask for a tip as you step out, but the agreed upon price is enough.
Try to have the exact change handy, or your driver will take his
Floridian Sandy Huff
is an internationally published travel and outdoor writer, with
over 1100 published articles in 120+ publications. Her book "Paddler's
Guide to the Sunshine State" covers 236 waterways
around Florida, with tips on how to survive and thrive despite
wind, sunburn, cross currents, and even alligators.
Home Sweet Home in Buenos
of staying in an impersonal hotel, try renting an apartment in
Buenos Aires. We had a great experience renting from www.alojargentina.com.
The staffers were very friendly, and our apartment in the sprawling
Palermo area (look for apartment code PA064 on the Web site) was
sparkling clean and well equipped. It was a bit far from most
of the major tourist sites, but that wasn't necessarily a bad
thing--we felt like we were living in a real neighbourhood.
Laura Byrne Paquet
is a freelance writer from Ottawa and the author of the 2007 book
"Wanderlust: A Social History
Bonus #6! The World is
the casual cook to the seasoned traveller to the serious gourmand,
The World is a Kitchen
inspires its readers to experience food in a new way, exploring
new lands, new cultures, and new cuisines. Chefs, travel writers,
and dedicated foodies share their unique experiences, transporting
readers into kitchens in Morocco, Italy, Belize, Cyprus, Kenya,
Vietnam, and elsewhere around the world, revealing the diverse
traditions of other countries through their cuisine. Very yummy!
Published by Travelers Tales.