Flying with babies

Here’s a little piece I wrote for the Chicago Tribune about a Chicago family taking their four-month-old baby on his first flight. They brought along gifts for fellow passengers. Advertisements

Beaches come to mind in summer, so consider Seychelles, Curacao, Dominican Republic and Yelapa

Summer in Chicago is when beaches are top of mind. And it’s one of the rare world-class cities where you can spend a day on a friendly beach steps from downtown. Someone recently asked me, since I travel a lot, where my favorite beaches were. Here is a link to a story from a few … More Beaches come to mind in summer, so consider Seychelles, Curacao, Dominican Republic and Yelapa

Amazing Croatia surprises and delights

U.S. and Canadian travelers have likely heard of Croatia. You know, one of those Balkan countries more closely connected to Eastern Europe than the better-known tourist destinations of Europe and the Mediterranean. But listen up. Croatia is a jewel, especially for small ship cruising. I’ve traveled the world and its waters from the Amazon to … More Amazing Croatia surprises and delights