WatchBoom.com's Travel Destinations of the Month
Travel authority Anne Z. Cooke and photographer Steve Haggerty skip the gas-swilling cars, the rental agreements and the overpriced parking lots that would be Europe. Instead, they ride the rails beginning at Berlin’s main railroad yard called the Hauptbahnhof.
Intrepid writer and photographer Lisa TE Sonne found wow, awe and aha in a trinity of U.S. National Parks now being branded as “The Majestic Mountain Loop.” From redwoods to waterfalls, The Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Kings Canyon National Park are a travel package of natural wonders in the heart of California.
Some odd dots were connected in 1519 when Hernan Cortes and his army of 500 conquistadores landed at the Mexican port of Veracruz to launch their invasion of the country. Find out why the emperor of the Aztecs and his quarter-million warriors let the little Spanish army march into their capital without a fight.
It was winter and I’d had enough of it. Too much snow, too much cold. I needed a summer in Europe. I needed to walk in twilight past splashing fountains, to linger over a good meal at an outdoor cafe, to see flowers and statuary and history and art, all placed around me, for no reason except for their beauty. I needed to experience the joy de vie, the wines and the haute cuisine of the French and Italians.
And so I went to Las Vegas.
Wouldn't it be great if someone came up with a travel deal combining vacations at bucket-list places like Bali with writing classes by professional travel journalists? Well, someone has.
Chances are you don't know much about Cesky Krumlov. Probably nothing. So you might be surprised to learn this tiny town in the South Bohemian region of the Czech Republic is fast becoming a huge draw for tourists from all over Europe.
As the nation’s capital and its largest city, it’s no surprise that Mexico City is a hotspot for Mexican culture, art and history. One of the best ways to appreciate the rich cultural offerings of this exciting metropolis is to visit some of its amazing museums.
WatchBoom.com Contributing Writers
- Bob Schulman
- Robert W. Bone ~ Cruise Editor
- Rich Grant
- Bob Jenkins
- Ted Alan Stedman
- Linda DuVal
- Jimm Budd
- Patricia Alisau
- Nancy Clark
- Courtney Drake-McDonough
- Laura Ann Klein
- Maxine Albert
- Curtis Ellis
- Danielle Yuthas
- Gretchen Healey
- Christine Loomis
- Anne Z. Cooke
- Steve Haggerty
- Lisa TE Sonne
- Janna Graber
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Janna is a Colorado-based journalist, editor and producer. She has written for more than 40 publications, including Parade, Outside, Reader’s Digest, The Chicago Tribune and many others. She has a special love for travel journalism, and has covered travel in 38 countries -- and counting. Janna was the on-camera host of Great Escapes, a series for Frontier Airlines.
Janna is the co-publisher of Go World Travel Magazine, an online magazine celebrating the world’s most fascinating people and places, and she continues to write for many other publications. She is the director of Travel Writing On Location, a travel writing workshop series held in top destinations around the world. Read more of her work at JannaGraber.com or follow her on Twitter @AColoradoGirl