Play Hooky With Kate
When leisure travel is your business, playing hooky is your job.
I am okay with art museums. But what I really like is art that’s about power. And that’s why I love the art in the Doge’s Palace. It was the seat of power for Venice, which, although it is a city built on a marsh, was also a republic–not a...read more
How do they not crash? I am just starting to discover the secret of Venice and the plan behind the chaos. Some of it, I think, is luck. For example, those early 1500-BC settlers who found refuge from barbarians on these silty islands and started sinking wooden pylons...read more
Our hotel, the Locanda Vivaldi, as is often so true in life, is a double-edged sword. Located in the thick of things, just two bridges down from San Marco, we step out into a maelstorm of daytrippers and international hawkers selling selfie sticks and laser beam toys....read more
The youngish guy who sat next to me in seat 1B (hey, I got a free upgrade) on my flight down to Austin was a tall guy, a baseball cap on his prematurely balding head, and a little overweight. And as our flight bumped through storm cells over Virginia, Kentucky and...read more
Rob Rice hits two rivers with his new kayak and GoPro: the San Miguel, putting on in Placerville; and the Colorado, putting on upstream of...read more