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
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
On a recent trip to Oregon, I had the luxury of visiting a beer spa. Yes, you read that write. My sis and I spent time soaking in cedar tubs filled with hops and other ingredients as we sipped tea (her, she was driving) and beer (me, I wasn’t.) Take a look at the story … More For the love of beer
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
Here is my latest Chicago Tribune cover story, the tale of our surprising cruise through European Russia.
Take a look at my Egypt story that was published July 1 in the Chicago Tribune. Read the PDF below or visit the Chicago Tribune website to see the story and more photos online.
Some of my favorite times, though, were spent on deck, sipping coffee in the morning or a gin-and-tonic in the afternoon as we sailed Lakes Huron and Erie, then passed through the Thousand Islands archipelago at the mouth of the St. Lawrence. … More Cruising the Great Lakes