This year marks 175 years since the first large, organized group of pioneers left Missouri on wagon trains to head out to the Great American West. It was 1843 and much of the country was still trying to recover from economic woes. But it cost a lot to make the trip out west, so it … More Oregon Trail anniversary prompts epic road trip
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
Here is my latest Chicago Tribune cover story, the tale of our surprising cruise through European Russia.
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2015/08/03/tracking-big-game-tourism-travel-writers-perspective I was interviewed by WTTW anchor Phil Ponce on Monday (Aug. 3, 2015) about big-game hunting in Africa and the outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. Many Americans don’t realize that big-game hunting is legal in much of Africa. However, it seems clear that Cecil’s hunting wasn’t conducted in a … More Terri Colby discusses Cecil the lion and big-game hunting on WTTW
Everyone is fair game for the throwing of colors during India’s Holi festival, which is an ancient Hindu religious rite of spring. … More In India, a giant street festival and paint fight mark ancient religious rite of spring
Take a look at my story and photos about Spain’s ultimate fast food that was published in the Chicago Tribune on March 2, 2014. CTC20140302 Basque (1)
I’ve had a dream for many years of writing stories that would give travelers who are also voracious readers suggestions on what books to take to a given destination. I’ve always packed carefully, given that I have no intention of ever using an e-reader, making sure to bring a novel set in the location that I … More Reading on the road: Israel