Articles by

James Bornemeier

11/16/18 8:00am

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When we moved from Southern California to Alexandria, Virginia in the early 1990s, we did what any normally curious people would do in this new territory. We explored the trove of historical sites that nearly inundate the region: the august memorials on The Mall; Civil War battlefields all over the place; and running or biking to Mt. Vernon seven miles away, to mention a few. (more…)

07/20/18 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO How can a serene European river cruise possibly go wrong?

COURTESY PHOTO How can a serene European river cruise possibly go wrong?

Jane and I are hardly swashbuckling world travelers, but we have gone on a couple of ocean-going cruises on big ships with thousands of fellow passengers.

These cruise ships attract their share of ridicule for their immensity and tendency to pamper even those guests who, like us, opt for the smaller low-end staterooms. (more…)