Posts By Jeff Rechler

Bay in Vancouver

Few cities can compare to Vancouver on a beautiful sunny day, with its gleaming skyscrapers framed by rugged mountains and sparkling sea. As if the surrounding natural beauty weren’t already enough to merit a visit, the city is diverse and cosmopolitan, with a thriving food scene, stylish boutiques, chic hotels, and a robust arts community. Vancouver has something for everyone,…

Torre Colpatria of Colombia

If your only reference points for Colombia are Pablo Escobar, drug trafficking, and the Farc guerrilla conflict, it is time you took a fresh look at the country. While Colombia still has its share of struggles, cities have been revitalized, safety has improved, and tourism has revived in recent years. Additionally, the dollar remains strong against the Colombian peso, keeping…

Next Solar Eclipse

If you couldn't take off work today or feared the traffic and ballooning travel costs, don’t despair. Start planning ahead now and you just might be able to outmaneuver the crowds while embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. Here’s what you need to know about the next five total solar eclipses...just don't forget to wear your eclipse glasses! July 2, 2019 The…

Exploring Cambridge, England

Located about 60 miles from London, Cambridge makes for an excellent day trip and is a worthy travel destination in its own right. Spend a short time there and you’ll quickly discover why it is considered one of the loveliest towns in England. Cambridge is chock full of exquisite architecture, lush gardens, and postcard-perfect streets, and exudes a youthful energy…

Planning your trip

So you’ve been bitten by the travel bug and want to leave the country. Enough scrolling through your friends’ Instagram photos from trips to Iceland and Amsterdam and Berlin. Now it’s your turn. But where to begin? Poll the audience If you’ve been secretly (or not-so-secretly) envious of the travels of your friends, family, and coworkers, use their vacations as…

Three Hikes in Iceland

Nature takes center stage in Iceland, where there’s a stunning view around every bend: massive glaciers, expansive lava fields, powerful waterfalls, black sand beaches, bubbling hot springs, rugged cliffs, and more. The good news for adventure travelers short on time is that many of the country’s main attractions are easily accessible. For visitors based in the capital city Reykjavík, the…

Healthy Eating in Barcelona

One of the great cities of the world, Barcelona is a feast for both the eyes and taste buds. An estimated 32 million people visit the city each year to walk the ancient streets, admire the Modernist architecture, soak in its culture and history, lay on the beaches, and taste the regional cuisine. Fortunately, you do not need to spend…

Tips for Renting a Car Abroad

You can get to a remarkable variety of places and tourist attractions by way of plane, train, bus, and boat. Sometimes, though, the only way to veer off the beaten path and explore lesser-known destinations is to have your own set of wheels. Renting a car is relatively simple in the U.S. — aside from navigating all of the “extras”…

Tips for Healthy Eating in Europe

When you’re traveling in Europe on a budget, it can be challenging to eat healthy meals, particularly when you have a packed itinerary. Sure, some countries are relatively inexpensive and others have readily available organic and healthy food options. It can get complicated, however, when you’re continually on the move and arrive in unfamiliar cities and locales. Chances are that…

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