The North America Travel Journalists Association has awarded me a prize for this piece I wrote in 2021 about my first experience of whitewater rafting. The rafting happened at the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, the newest national park in the U.S. My lodging for that trip was at Adventures On The Gorge, … More An award from NATJA
Here’s my latest piece in the Chicago Tribune. This week-long road trip through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was filled with natural wonders and wow experiences. Take a look at the story here.
It’s so great to hear about Cuba opening up again to international travelers. Especially for those of us who have visited in the past and hope to do so again sometime soon. According to The Associated Press, the changes are happening Nov. 15, when the airports reopen. And Cuba is doing well on vaccinating its … More Cuba opens to international travelers
The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is the U.S.’s 63rd and newest national park. And the designation is already drawing more visitors to this gorgeous part of West Virginia. I was lucky enough to visit in early May, when the wild rhododendrons were blooming and the New River was running fast enough for … More New national park in West Virginia gives this gal a wild ride on the whitewater
In South Haven, Michigan, my home away from home during summer, there’s a new Glamping resort that makes camping out far from roughing it. Set in a blueberry field outside of this Michigan tourist hotspot, 10 luxury tents offer visitors a chance to commune with nature and listen to the birds and bull frogs sing. … More Luxury tents make for fine campout at The Fields in South Haven, Michigan
Take a look at the beer scene in and around Columbus, Ohio. Here’s my story for Chicago Tribune. And for a PDF version, Columbus ChiTrib (1)
My first story for Global Traveler magazine gave me a chance to tell readers about the magnificence that is Lisbon. It’s definitely worth a trip. Take a look at my story in this link below.
I traveled many miles and spent many months working on this story that showed up in print in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, Dec. 16. Furthest location: the Atacama desert in Chile. Closet: Beverly Shores, Indiana. Hope you enjoy it. Take a look here.
Late last summer I had a chance to spend some time in the Willamette Valley, Oregon’s fabulous wine country. We had a great trip, visiting a few vineyards, a few more tasting rooms, and spending a couple of nights at the new Atticus hotel in McMinnville. So, I was excited when today’s email contained a … More The Oregon wine country contest I almost want to keep a secret
For those of us who live in places where winter is a burden, August signals the beginning of the end of glorious summer days and warm weather outdoor activities. Chicago, of course, is a place where summer always seems to rush right by. So here are some delights to savor in this city before the … More Savor summer in Chicago, like an insider