Cruise

Since 1993 I've sailed on more than 100 cruises of all kinds, all around the world, and have written thousands of magazine, newspaper and web articles on the subject, plus several guidebooks.

A Family Cruise to Southeast Alaska

Exploring America's 49th state aboard the Grand Princess.

More than any other state in America, Alaska holds on to a pioneering can-do spirit. Largely undeveloped and appealingly gritty, nature and wildlife take center stage and the locals are a hearty lot of fisherman, park rangers and others drawn to America’s Last Frontier. Read

Cruising the Greek Isles on a Classic Clipper

Small ships go where the biggies don't.

After 30 some cruises on the megas enjoying the playrooms and video arcades, my 12-year-old twin sons Kavi and Tejas were finally old enough for a small-ship cruise. We booked a 7-night sailing round-trip from Athens on the 178-passenger Star Clipper.  Read

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Singapore / Asia

This former New Yorker has been based in Singapore since 2006 and has traveled and written extensively on sites and topics of interest throughout the region, including India, where I spend part of each year.

Birding by Bike in Bharatpur, India

A break from the chaotic pace of Delhi.

We go to Delhi often to visit my husband Arun’s parents, and while he and our 12-year-old twin sons Kavi and Tejas are content to hang out at home, I’m always eager to get out of the city and explore more of India. During a visit last December, Arun’s cousin Hema suggested we do a two-day trip to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, also known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Read

Singapore Like a Local

SEVEN YEARS ON, HEIDI SHARES HER SINGAPORE SECRETS

Singapore is exactly what it’s famous for — being clean, green and safe — but it’s more than that if you can pry yourself away from the air-conditioned shopping malls to have a deeper look. Read

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Other Travel

You name it. OK, I will: from Europe to North America, the South Pacific and points between.

6 Hours in Ketchikan

WHERE IT RAINS SALMON

If Skagway thrives on its gold rush past, and Juneau flourishes as being the state capital, rough-around-the-edges Ketchikan prospers for its salmon. Read

Biking in Barcelona

PEDDLING INTO THE FIFTH DECADE

MY FRIEND was turning the big four-o and had her heart set on celebrating the milestone in Barcelona. Read

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Non-Travel

Traveling isn't everything. Here's some stuff that didn't require my heading to an airport.

Marcel Heijnen

CAPTURING CHANGE IN A SUBJECTIVE LENS

Most of us don’t take much notice of HDB buildings or generic condos as we zip around the island in our cars or in taxis or buses, but an artist often sees beauty and meaning in the mundane. Read

After Singapore

POST DEPARTURE THOUGHTS

In Singapore, expats come and go all the time. Read

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