The Northeast

 
 

As readers are likely aware, Washington is a fascinating city, filled with a huge variety of things to see and do, including the varied museums of the great Smithsonian Institution.  However, there are also a large number of very significant attractions that are frequently omitted from a standard tour itinerary simply because there is inadequate…

 
 

As an individual who thoroughly enjoys exploring the places I visit on foot, and enthusiastically recommends the same even for tour groups, I have written an article on group day hikes for groups in The Group Travel Leader that will appear later this year. However, on my recent East Coast trip, I was again reminded…

 
 
 

Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York City are typically seen on group itineraries of the East Coast. However, each of these cities has amazing attractions that don’t always get as much attention. New York City has far more to offer the visitor than can easily be accommodated in a relatively brief tour stay. Among the…

 

Living the High Line in NYC

Posted by Mac Lacy in The Northeast on October 10, 2011

 
 

A delightful urban environment awaits walkers on New York’s High Line One of New York’s newest visitor experiences is the High Line, an urban trail that is being built on the former railroad tracks that carried freight trains through the city.  It is complete today from 30th Street to Gansevoort Street, almost 20 city blocks. …

 

Visiting the 9/ll Memorial

Posted by Mac Lacy in The Northeast on October 10, 2011

 
 

Falling water offers a calming presence at this magnificent memorial It’s hard to write about the 9/11 Memorial without feeling like an interloper. This is such a sacred place to so many families that it’s hard to feel like this belongs to all of us. But it does and it should. Before we left Kentucky,…

 
 

Protesters gathered at Zuccotti Park in New York for the Occupy Wall Street movement Wall Street dominates the news these days for lots of reasons.  The market right now is searching for anything tangible it can hold onto that might spark a rally.  Economies in Europe are as fragile as anyone can remember and threaten…

 
 
 

On an East Coast trip in April, I enjoyed a three-night stay in Boston, Massachusetts, surely one of our most historic and interesting cities, as well as a prime destination for group tours. It can also be one of the most confusing places to get around, since many of the streets reportedly originated as cow…

 

Fenway fever

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in The Northeast on May 06, 2011

 
 

Instead of a typical September or October tour, I’m going to suggest that group travel planners think a little “outside of the box” and consider a trip to Boston during the spring! Why so early in the year? Let me count the ways!  As soon as Mother Nature waves her magic wand and replaces winter’s…

 
 
 

Most group travel planners are already familiar with, and are sure to include visits to the many historic attractions Boston has to offer: the Freedom Trail, Massachusetts State House, Faneuil Hall, Old North Church, Bunker Hill, the U.S.S. Constitution, etc. I’m going to suggest, however, that you plan ample time for your group to experience…

 

Feasting on Federal Hill

Posted by Brian Jewell in The Northeast on May 04, 2011

 
 

I had one of the most delicious experiences of my life today. With a well known culinary school and a thriving foodie scene, Providence has become one of the new cuisine hotspots on the east coast. Federal Hill, a local neighborhood traditionally occupied by immigrants, is home to 62 great restaurants, many of them Italian….