The British public has voted to eventually end its participation in the European Union, a process that could take a very long time to complete.

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But how might this historic decision affect travel, especially travel to the U.K. and Europe by Americans, especially in the immediate future?

Here’s what some news publications are reporting.

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Visiting U.S. National Parks in 2016

Destination Updates

I haven’t got a national park “life list” where I’ve ticked off every one of the country’s national parks, monuments and seashores I’ve visited, although if I did, I’d soon be adding one more to it: Acadia National Park in coastal Maine. 2016 is the centennial of the U.S. National Park service, so interest in […]

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Visualizing Cuba, Three Ways

Destination Updates

On December 17, 2014, President Obama of the United States and President Raul Castro of Cuba simultaneously announced easing of restrictions on travel between the two countries. That set out a landslide of articles in the general and travel news media touting Cuba as “the” place for Americans to head on vacation. And President Obama […]

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Smartphone Accessories For Shooting Travel Great Videos

Travel Gear

There’s an adage often quoted by photographers: “The best camera to use for shooting is the camera you have with you.” And that well-worn saying applies to both still photography and video. What this means is that even if you own “The World’s Most Expensive” camera, it’s worthless unless you’ve got it handy when the […]

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Find Your Car, Charge You Phone

App Reviews
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As a motorist in today’s high-tech age, you are faced with two problems, one almost as old as the automobile itself, the other created by the mobile devices you love to have ready to connect you to the world when you are on the road. Problem number one: Where did I park my car? I […]

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Yellowstone: Mother of All Parks

Travel Essays
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When I made a guest appearance last month on the award-winning NPR podcast, “Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer,” the show’s host and my travel writing colleague, Tom Wilmer, and I discussed visiting U.S. National Parks during this year’s centennial celebration of the establishment of the National Park Service. Both the general news media and […]

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Jackets For Windy, Rainy Days

Travel Gear
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Unlike British aristocrats, I don’t have a coat of arms with a motto emblazoned on it. But I do have a lot of coats in my closet, especially those I’ve purchased for travel and outdoor activities.   And since my “coat motto” is “One Can Never Own Too Many Coats,” I jumped at the chance […]

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RVing “On The Road Again”

Travel Essays
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Now, a month into Spring, maybe, just maybe your mind is beginning to focus on where to go on a summer vacation and how to get there. Flying? Oh, that’s so expensive, and the airlines squish you into a narrow seat with little legroom, and then there’s the TSA torture gauntlet to get through! So […]

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Take a “Journey of Discovery” with Tom Wilmer

Travel Essays
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Join Tom Wilmer, award-winning producer of the NPR podcast “Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer” for a two-part conversation with multi-media travel journalist, and Tales Told From The Road, publisher, Dick Jordan. In part one, you will learn how a two-week journey through the remote “Panhandle” of Southeast Alaska launched Dick’s post-retirement career as a […]

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New Features in Google Maps and Waze iPhone Apps

App Reviews
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Apps that use a smartphone’s GPS functions to help you find your way around are nothing new. But there are new features in two such apps that are worth checking out.

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“Disconnected” Destinations

Travel Essays
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I recently took a 10-day loop trip from my home in the San Francisco Bay Area with stops in Long Beach, Santa Catalina Island, Oxnard, and Morro Bay. Before leaving home, I knew the hotels where I’d be bunking at during the first three stops on that road trip. But what I didn’t know, but […]

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