Amy H. Birt

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New Luxury Cliffside Camp Opens in Montana

Montana’s plush Paw’s Up resort is about to get even more posh.<p>Debuting June 1 is Cliffside Camp, taking the glamping trend—which Paw’s Up, based in …

Sailing the Fiji Islands with Captain Cook Cruises

The islands of Fiji are a slice of South Pacific paradise: a dramatic montage of lush volcanic isles fringed by palm-studded beaches; uninhabited …

Tom Hanks

From a DC Insider to an Isle of Jersey Outsider: Weekly Roundup

This week we explored the mysterious Isle of Jersey through Victor Hugo’s eyes, we got five solid reasons to visit Baja, we taste-tested the newest …

4 Perfect Southern Summer Itineraries

Ah, the American South—a region filled with charming cities, good people, and better food. Although temperatures can soar during the summertime, we …

New Orleans

5 Reasons to Go to the Aran Islands

Guinness, fiddles, and all-around Celtic madness: you’ve waited your whole life to pub hop in Ireland. But on your visit to the Emerald Isle, why not …

Ireland

6 Ways to Save on a Trip to Europe

Ask anyone and they will tell you that traveling to Europe this summer will not be cheap, unless of course you want to go very early June or late …

Travel Deals

5 Reasons to Go to Cartagena Now

Things I do not do at home: wake up in the morning sashaying to a salsa beat, befriend a toucan before I’ve had a cup of coffee, or eat ceviche that …

South America

Traveling North America: Weekly Roundup

We’re feeling inspired lately. Perhaps "obsessed" is a better word. With the Discovery Channel’s North America. Since we’re currently pining for the …

North America

Family-Friendly Europe

Say what you will about Europe in the summer. Sure, there are longer lines, sweatier tourists, and pricier flights, but there’s also gelato on sunny piazzas, warm evening walks through historic sites, and, most important, no school.<p>My husband is from Spain, so summer break quickly became our time …

Bruce’s Cambridge

As vice chair of the Cambridge Historical Commission, <b>Bruce Irving</b> sees his city as both a hotbed of innovation and a repository of three centuries of history. But after Marathon Monday everything was put in a new light:<p>“Most of the endgame went down behind my favorite pizza shop, Stella’s. The Town …

Fast Facts About Red Square

Moscow’s Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) is known for its political symbolism, but was actually named for its loveliness: <i>Krasnaya,</i> or “red,” meant “beautiful” in old Russian.<p>The plaza has drawn crowds since it was a 1400s shantytown. Russians know the square as the front yard of rulers from Ivan …

The Best of Tel Aviv

In Tel Aviv, I couldn’t turn a corner without encountering the kindness of strangers.<p>One night, the woman responsible for bringing the farmers market to the Tel Aviv Port dished on her favorite restaurants; on another, a British Embassy staffer steered me toward simply can’t-miss hummus. And when I …

May Morning in Oxford

In Oxford, that city of dreaming spires, there is a bewitched hour, before the moon has set and before the sun has risen, when thousands upon thousands of squiffy students, druids dressed as trees, and hanky-wielding Morris dancers line the ancient High Street. The rite they are observing — May …

Kate’s Christchurch

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>When travel blogger <b>Kate Voyage</b> isn’t <b></b>scouring the globe for adventure (and sharing her findings on her personal website and on Twitter @30Traveler), this Kiwi turns her attention to the home front. “Christchurch has all the big city conveniences,” she says, “but with fewer …

Road Trip Through Israel

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>For a first-time visitor such as I, discovering Israel’s countryside was equally as important as exploring its big cities, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The political and religious events that have occurred in this fabled land have reverberated around the world for thousands of …

Julia’s Glasgow

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Julia Forrest</b> is from Scotland’s largest metropolis and has been blogging about places you won’t find in the regular tourist guides for Spotted by Locals Glasgow since 2012. “The shopping, nightlife, and the beautiful walkways make this city a great place to live in,” she …

Clayton’s Albuquerque

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Albuquerque is My City</b><p><b>When someone comes to visit me, the first place I take them is</b> to Marble Brewery for beers, Duke City Donuts for donuts (of course), and Barelas Coffee House for chicharrones and red chile and other New Mexican food delights.<p>Fall <b>is the best time to</b> …

Mini guide to nightlife in Glasgow

From traditional pubs to candlelit clubs, the social scene in Scotland’s second city is some of the best in Britain.<p>Whether you’re after a wee dram in a cosy pub, a microbrewery beer in a swanky bar or a night filled with loud live music and dancing, Glasgow’s nightlife has something for</b> …