Five top destinations for late summer taste of luxury

Originally published at Affluence.org on Aug. 12, 2010 The Lagoon Pool at the Ritz-Carlton, Sanya, on Hainan Island in China By Terri Colby, Sleeping Around Summer’s end is near and you’ve yet to make plans for that big trip. It’s not too late, although you may need to consider a September departure. That might not … More Five top destinations for late summer taste of luxury

Check out South Haven, Michigan, and its beautiful beaches

By Terri Colby This is my story published in the Chicago Tribune June 13, 2010 SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — The red-haired toddler’s blue eyes filled with tears as the big red ball in the sky vanished beneath the Lake Michigan horizon. No one recalls exactly what he said that day, but it was clear he … More Check out South Haven, Michigan, and its beautiful beaches

Millennium Park is draw for tourists as well as Chicagoans

  It’s summertime in Chicago and the place to go is Millennium Park in the heart of downtown. Bounded to the east by Lake Michigan, dotted with bopping sailboats,  and to the west by Michigan Avenue’s iconic cityscape, the park is home to the Priztker Pavilion where free concerts draw thousands on gorgeous summer nights, the Crown … More Millennium Park is draw for tourists as well as Chicagoans

On the road to Spain

Three days left and I’m counting the hours until my departure for Santiago de Compostela in Spain’s northwestern region of Galicia. I only want to think about tapas and wines and visiting the country’s Paradores. But instead I’m focusing on power cords, camera storage cards and buying a new video device. I’ll be staying at … More On the road to Spain