WatchBoom.com's Travel Destinations for the Month of August 2016

OKANAGAN BIKE + WINE

OKANAGAN BIKE + WINE

Travel authority and cycling enthusiast Yvette Cardozo had seen every winery at every mountaintop ledge she could muster. Then she was introduced to the Heatstro9ke Cycle. It puts a whole new spin on bicycle wine tours.

On the Trail of Kit Carson in Taos

On the Trail of Kit Carson in Taos

Veteran travel authority Rich Grant delves into the legacy of mountain man who was “admired by a few, despised by many.” Carson crosses state lines from Colorado to New Mexico to see both sides of the man who left a mark.

Walking safari features 17 days in the African bush

Walking safari features 17 days in the African bush

Imagine yourself running around with a hunting party of Maasai warriors in an African game preserve packed with lions, tigers, leopards and the like. It’s all part of a new “walking safari” called Secrets of the Serengeti.

Paris Pass brightens France’s ‘city of lights’

Paris Pass brightens France’s ‘city of lights’

Attention visitors to Paris: There’s a cool way to avoid the long lines waiting to get into the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame and the city’s other top attractions – and to save a lot of euros while you’re at it.

COEXISTING AT LAKE CHARLES

COEXISTING AT LAKE CHARLES

The birds. The fish. The fish painting. The over the top yummy Cajun food. Yvette Cardozo revisits Lake Charles, LA, twice within a few months. And the place was better than ever.

Take 5

Take 5

Travel writer Courtney Drake-McDonough rates the Best-of-Show Events in Aspen, Keystone & Vail this season. Not-to-be-Missed, these mountain destinations offer fun-filled opportunity for every age and interest.

A+ For The A Line

A+ For The A Line

Take a day-cation to prep for your next flight out of dia. Watchboom.com publisher Nancy Clark outlines tips to take the A train from Union to DIA. It’s affordable when you’re headed on a trip, but a family-worthy practice-run.

Unexpected Pleasures of a European River Cruise

Unexpected Pleasures of a European River Cruise

Although travel writer Ginger Dingus has cruised around the world on dozens of ocean-going ships large and small, the tranquil, stress-free mornings come as a pleasant surprise to this first-time European river cruiser.

GO FIRST CLASS WITH THE BERLIN PASS

GO FIRST CLASS WITH THE BERLIN PASS

City passes are all about easy sightseeing.  There’s no running to the cash machine when the museum clerk won’t take a credit card. No standing in ticket-window lines behind a hundred other eager visitors. Anne Z. Cooke tests the pass for performance.

Author of the Month

Ginger Dingus

Ginger Dingus

Ginger Dingus joins WatchBoom.com’s list of elite contributors this month with her feature on Viking River Cruises.  

Dingus has been writing about her global travel adventures for 25-plus years. She has cruised to all seven continents, and when not cruising, you’ll find Ginger cruising the rails on luxury trains. Her award-winning stories and photos have appeared in such publications as New York Daily News, Porthole, Cruise Travel, Cruise Critic and AAA Traveler.

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