Kristin Jackson writes about worldwide travel in Destinations. The column runs in Pacific Northwest Magazine on Sundays.
The Ganges and Yamuna rivers, linked to Hindu gods and much venerated, converge at the northern India city of Allahabad.
Glastonbury Tor has long been an attraction: as a magnet for spiritual sightseers, a vortex of energy, and now as the site (nearby) of a popular outdoor music festival.
If you’re going to Vancouver, go to Stanley Park, rain or shine. Walk or bike the Seawall to gaze at the cityscape, mountains and English Bay.
One of the easiest places to see humpbacks is Hawaii. They revel in the warm waters around the islands. About 10,000 humpbacks migrate to Hawaii from November to May (with January-March being prime time) to breed and nurture their young.
Rome has been a center of Christian religious life for more than 1,700 years. The religious flocks are joined these days by more and more Catholic pilgrims and tourists, newly energized by the election of Pope Francis.
The Chicago Harbor Light’s backdrop, usually, is the soaring skyscrapers of downtown and the Navy Pier, a tourist-beloved complex of restaurants and shops.
In India, the monsoon saturates the region from June to September, bringing desperately needed nourishment to heat-seared, parched earth.
Riding the subway is cheap (compared to taxis) and fast (compared to aboveground vehicles). It also offers an intimate look — sometimes too intimate at rush hour — at the city’s cultural melting pot.
Scotland’s Strathspey Steam Railway runs 20-mile excursions in old-fashioned trains through the rolling Cairngorm Mountains.
Seattle Times NWTraveler editor Kristin R. Jackson recalls her first time in an airplane: “When I took my first flight as a little kid in the early 1960s, my mother and I dressed up in freshly ironed skirts, freshly pin-curled hair and even gloves.”
The city is a major Hindu pilgrimage center.