Travel & Recreation

Scandinavian Sightseeing

By Carla Waldemar / January 13, 2011

Gate announcement flying SAS: “You can put away your passports, but smiles are mandatory.” Ugly Americans, rethink your destination. Everybody…

Manchester, England

By Carla Waldemar / December 16, 2010

If London were the New York of England, then Manchester stands as its Chicago, the country’s burly second city. They’re…

Lessons from Sheep

By Carla Waldemar / December 2, 2010

I’m writing this from a remote cottage in the Lake District of England. Across the road is the highest mountain…


By Carla Waldemar / December 2, 2010

While jogging along the emerald shoreline of Lake Michigan, past the urban backdrop of high-style high-rises and a world-class art…


By Carla Waldemar / September 24, 2010

The best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love could have saved herself a lot of trouble. Instead of galumphing all over…

St. Louis

By Carla Waldemar / January 29, 2010

Mr. Rogers would have loved it here. His kids-show jingle—“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood”—could be the theme song…

China: From Ming to Mao and More

By Carla Waldemar / November 6, 2009

Look down,” the pilot says, “and you’ll see the Great Wall.” Gasp! There it is, twisting on forever, like a…


By Carla Waldemar / August 13, 2009

So, it’s Obama’s turn to host the G20 in September. How to impress the heck out of a bunch of…

All in a Summer Season: Cornucopia of Outdoor Opportunities at Minneapolis Park System

By Lavender / July 31, 2009

So, the biggest Twin Cities event of the summer for many inside and outside the GLBT community, Pride, has come…

Santa Fe: Western Horizons

By Lavender / July 17, 2009

They don’t call this the Land of Enchantment for nothing. The luminous landscape of Santa Fe, a magnet for painters,…

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