Articles written by: Sandra Scott

Sandra Scott

A retired history teacher and the co-author of two local history books, Sandra Scott has been traveling the world since the ‘80s, and writing about her travels since 1990. Ms. Scott and her husband and travel/writing partner John have traveled to more than 100 countries, some of them several times. Their travel-related writings include a weekly column, a monthly-syndicated roundup column, and four food & beverage columns. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, and she is a frequent contributor to the Copley News Service. The Scotts reside in Mexico, New York, where Ms. Scott founded Mexico State Park on Lake Ontario, as well as the local historical society.

Cruising on the Mekong Explorer
Asia / Cruises

Cruising on the Mekong Explorer

Like many Americans, when I hear the word “Mekong” I get an image that comes from movies dealing with the Vietnam War. For me those images are banished forever. After my 8-day cruise on the Mekong Explorer I now know the Mekong River between Vientiane, the capital of Lao, and […]

Un-Cruising in Hawaii
Cruises / Hawaii / United States

Un-Cruising in Hawaii

The Un-Cruise’s Safari Explorer is for people like me, who never had the urge to go on a cruise ship that resembled a huge floating resort village. On my first trip to Hawaii I wanted to see as many of the islands as possible with a focus on the wildlife […]

Sri Lanka: A Gem with Many Facets
Asia / Chronological / Destinations

Sri Lanka: A Gem with Many Facets

After years of civil war, peace has arrived in Sri Lanka and so have the tourists. Why? Because, Sri Lanka is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, an array of beaches and exotic animals — plus it’s affordable and the English-speaking people are friendly. All of this is packed […]

Exploring New York’s Erie Canal
Chronological / Destinations / New York / United States

Exploring New York’s Erie Canal

The Erie Canal is a New York State treasure. In the early 1800s when New York governor DeWitt Clinton proposed building a canal that would connect the navigable Hudson River to Lake Erie by a 300-mile canal through the wilderness, Thomas Jefferson said, “It is a splendid project and may […]

Visiting Myanmar’s Capital is No Longer Restricted
Asia / Chronological / Destinations

Visiting Myanmar’s Capital is No Longer Restricted

My husband and I have visited Myanmar six times. We have been to Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Lake Inle, Kalaw and Maurk U; each year we ended with at Amazing Resort in Ngapali Beach. I had read and heard about the new Myanmar capital of Nay Pyi Taw where construction started […]

A Culinary Adventure Along Alabama’s Gulf Shore
Alabama / Chronological / Destinations / Food / IFWTWA Trips / United States

A Culinary Adventure Along Alabama’s Gulf Shore

The gulf coast of Alabama is a foodie’s dream come true. After exploring the sites of Mobile, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, head to one of these great restaurants. Each one is unique and features music on a regular basis. Foodies not accustomed to dining on Southern comfort food are […]

Discover Detroit’s Diversity
Chronological / Destinations / Michigan / United States

Discover Detroit’s Diversity

True or false? Detroit makes cars. False. Detroit does not make cars – people do. The people who came from all over the United States and around the world looking in search of the American dream by working for the car industry have made Detroit a fascinating tourist destination. Founded […]

Enjoy the Hyatt beach and the warm ocean
Chronological / Destinations / Island Nation

The Northern Marianas: America’s Undiscovered Pacific Paradise

One of America’s treasures is little known to statesiders. Most Americans do not realize that the beautiful islands of the Northern Mariana Islands are part of the American family. Located in the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines, they are the “everything” destination, with beautiful beaches, fascinating Chamarro culture and […]

Hot Springs, Arkansas is Spa-tacular
Arkansas / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Hot Springs, Arkansas is Spa-tacular

People looking for a relaxing place to rejuevnate have been gathering in Hot Springs, Arkansas long before the Europeans arrived in the Americas. Native Americans met in the peaceful valley to enjoy the healing properties of the thermal spring and declared it neutral ground. Many places claim to be “America’s […]

Living Life in the Past Lane
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / New York / United States

Living Life in the Past Lane

Houseboating on the Erie Canal is the perfect multi-generation vacation. It turns a fun vacation into a learning adventure. You don’t need your own boat…