- In Transit’s Content Is On the Move April 23, 2015Features for this blog can now be found on the new In Transit webpage and on the Travel home page.
- A Book Fair in Buenos Aires April 14, 2015The Buenos Aires International Book Fair in Argentina will include more than 500 exhibitors.
- Walkabout: China Limits Travel to Hong Kong April 13, 2015A weekly capsule of travel news curated by our writers and editors.
- Trending: Inspired by TV, Trips an Anglophile Would Love April 11, 2015The popularity of recent television series and movies like “Downton Abbey” and “Paddington” has inspired Anglophile-focused travel.
- A Hotel Where Guests Are Pals With the Pen April 10, 2015During National Card and Letter Writing Month, the Hotel Hugo in New York City is encouraging guests to send notes to folks back home (cards are free).
- History in Bloom in Bulgaria April 10, 2015A festival In Kazanlak, Bulgaria, in June will celebrate the Damask rose grown in the country.
- Wine Study, by Barge, in Burgundy April 9, 2015The luxury tour operator Belmond is offering a Wine Academy on three Burgundy-based barges.
- New Hikes in Sonoma April 9, 2015A new trail in California will give hikers access to parts of Sonoma Mountain for the first time.
- Airbnb Offers Accommodations in Cuba April 7, 2015Airbnb, the home and room rental company, has added properties in Cuba for U.S. travelers.
- A Six Senses Resort to Open in Portugal April 7, 2015Six Senses Resorts and Spas will open a property in Portugal this summer, its first in Europe.
- In Transit’s Content Is On the Move April 23, 2015
Author Archives: Saint Expedite
At the end of The Happy Isles of Oceania Theroux checks into the Orchid Bungalow at the Mauna Lani Resort in Hawaii which, at the time, ran $2500 per night (now $3900). After tramping around the South Pacific with a collapsible … Continue reading
A perennial theme for popular travel writers is the discovery of Shangri-La, the fictional paradise described in James Hilton’s 1933 novel, Lost Horizon. Some are also aware of the travel writer’s version of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle: when a writer observes a place and writes about … Continue reading
Genghis Khan’s propensity for the “systematic slaughter of civilians” in the regions he conquered makes him an unlikely choice for Russian travel industry spokesman. Continue reading
A few commercial shipping lines make a limited number of berths available for passengers. From the pictures available at Freighter World Cruises in Pasadena, the cabins appear to be clean and relatively spacious, with austere furnishings. Meals and soft drinks are included. The passenger must bring supplemental provisions. Some … Continue reading
I’m beginning understand why people surrender themselves to vacation and travel packages. If you stray from pre-packaged itineraries you take on uncertainty and what seem like onerous scheduling responsibilities. For example, generous friends gave me a debit card for a local travel agency … Continue reading