PUBLISHED IN: The Washington Post Magazine; Outside; Endless Vacation; Health; Parenting; Family Fun; Hemispheres; American Way; EnCompass; AAA Traveler; Ohio Motorist; Hunter Publishing; Fodor's Travel Publications; Mobil Travel Guides; AA Publishing.
SPECIALTIES: Adventurous travel, family travel, boat and train travel, food and wine, cultural travel. In-depth expertise on cruising, California and the Dominican Republic.
BOOKS: co-author, Dominican Republic Adventure Guide (Hunter Publishing 2007); and Dominican Republic Pocket Adventures (Hunter Publishing, 2006); contributing writer, The Best Scenic Drives in America (Publications International 2005); author Around San Francisco With Kids (Fodor 2002); author Where Should We Take the Kids?: California (Fodor'1999); co-author, Spiral Guide California (AA Publishing, 2000).
AWARDS: Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Awards, 1988 (Newspaper Travel Story) and 1995 (Magazine Story)
Exploring London by canal boat
by Clark Norton, EnCompass
You’re near the center of busy, noisy London, passing by parks, bridges and stately mansions, yet you’re away from the tourist hordes and traffic jams. That’s because you’re gliding slowly, quietly along the Regent’s Canal, a nine-mile waterway from west London to the River Thames.
Completed in 1820, the Regent’s Canal ties into an extensive network of man-made canals that, during their heyday from the late 1700s into the early 1800s, carried timber, oil and coal to market.