May

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Dessert Island

Italy is famed the world over for its comfort food and family-style feasts that use local ingredients like tomatoes and herbs to create a rustic local cuisine. But its desserts are no different, and regional lemons and almonds are staples in some of the world’s favorite sweetmeats...

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

As every traveler knows, there’s no place like home after a long journey. But what about those who have no home to return to? A couple of weeks ago, a group of Grand Circle Associates gave up their Saturday to participate in Rebuilding Together Boston, a program where volunteers repair and restore homes and nonprofit facilities...

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Return to Turkey

I traveled to Turkey once in the 70s and then again in the 90s, and it was amazing to see how the country had changed. From my first trip, I distinctly remembered a wooded area alongside the Bosporus because it was so pristine and beautiful—maybe it was an island?—but when I returned two decades later, it had been completely replaced by hotels and apartment buildings. The country had become so much more modern! An upside to this, though, was that the people seemed much more friendly and welcoming of Americans.

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When in Rome, Romanize

My parents and I saw a TV show about Poland. The host was in Warsaw, and went down into the Wieliczka Salt Mines while in Krakow. After that, my parents—6-time travelers John and Susan Pitt—and I decided we wanted to go on The Best of Eastern Europe, combining Poland with Berlin, Budapest, and Prague...

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Ask Harriet: Getting a Turkish visa here or there

Q: What is the experience like trying to obtain a visa through the Turkish consulate in Boston? Thanks!

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