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.
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
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
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
I made my first visit to Mazatlan, Mexico’s “Pearl of the Pacific,” earlier this month and found a new favorite beach town. But this city of 600,000 in the state of Sinaloa, is much more than a beach resort. It’s a city of history, a city of culture, a city of giant shrimp. It’s also a … More Mazatlan is Mexico’s Pearl of the Pacific
The terrace on the 16th floor of Trump Tower in Chicago is pricey, but the view is worth a million dollars, so the prices didn’t really seem too high. After visiting on a sunny Wednesday afternoon in late September, one of the last days for sandals and al fresco drinks, the $30 hole in my … More Try Trump’s Terrace in Chicago for great views, spectacular setting