The Verdict on River Cruises

The Verdict on River Cruises

So, what do I think about river cruises? I dig ’em. The difference between a big ship cruise and a small ship cruise is the difference between boarding a train and boarding a plane. You just walk on a train, no going through layers of security, no arriving hours...
The Bridge Too Far–Arnhem

The Bridge Too Far–Arnhem

If you saw or read “A Bridge Too Far,” this is the bridge. If you haven’t seen the movie or read the book, do. (As a matter of fact, I just downloaded it to read on my flight home). And if you’re ever in Arnhem, do not fail to visit the...
Dutch Scenes

Dutch Scenes

Scenes from a day of exploring … Photos by Melanie Gravdal Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...
Battling Superstition With Science

Battling Superstition With Science

On May 8, 1774, a rare conjunction of planets sent the populace into a frenzy; fearmongers predicted that the planets would collide with each other and that the earth would be sucked into the sun and be incinerated. But, it wasn’t an apocalypse and a woolcomber...
Sailing Ships

Sailing Ships

On my morning run yesterday I passed the Batavia, a replica of a 17th-century sailing shipl Later in the day, we visited the shipyard next to where the Batavia is moored, where workers are building a replica of another 17th-century battle ship. And they’re doing...
My Morning Run

My Morning Run

This morning’s run: Medemblik. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter...