Oakland’s skyline

Oakland a Vibrant Partner of San Francisco

Next time you find yourself in the San Francisco Bay area, be sure to make time for at least a day trip to Oakland,...
Statues of Lucy and Woodstock in front of the California Welcome Center at Historic Railroad Square

Santa Rosa, Sonoma County a Worthy Visit

Santa Rosa is a beautiful city of 175,000 just 55 miles north of San Francisco. It is a delightful urban enclave that serves as...
Alex Van Hook in a wheelchair with other ASL Birthright attendees in Jerusalem

Wheelchair User Attends ASL Birthright for First Time

Hillel International has offered a Taglit-Birthright trip for American Sign Language users for more than 15 years. As with other trips, the participants visit Yad...
Bridal Veil Falls falls over the mountain

Yosemite National Park: Nature at its Finest

Yosemite National Park is one of the most precious gems in the spectacular wilderness necklace of America’s national parks. It is justly famous for its...
Sun Studio in Memphis, where Elvis Presley recorded music

Marvelous Memphis: Elvis, Civil Rights, BBQ

If you love Elvis Presley, the king of rock ‘n’ roll, there is no doubt that you will love Memphis, Tennessee, the home of...
Winding road

Road Trip: The Other States of the Northeast

Philadelphia: The City of Brotherly Love. As a recent transplant from the Pacific Northwest, I’m amazed by Philly’s sheer size and the amount of...
Matt Adler

Philly Faces: Matt Adler Converses With the World

He may be new in town, but that isn’t anything new for Matt Adler, 33. Through his travels, the Washington, D.C.-area native has gotten the...
Ferrari-Carrano Vineyards and Winery

Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County, California Is Awash in Sights to See

When it comes to wine, the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County, California, has what it takes. Located northwest of Healdsburg, the fertile valley 16...
Waves from the Gulf of Mexico wash up against a beach of white sand

Visiting Anna Maria Island: Barrier Island Paradise

Do you like pristine white-sand beaches, turquoise blue water and gorgeous ocean sunsets? Do you dream about unwinding and experiencing a laid-back “island time”...

Boppard and the Middle Rhine Valley

The 761 mile-long Rhine River has played a huge role in European history as it flows from the Swiss mountains to the North Sea....