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
I’ve always wanted to visit the wintering site of the Monarch butterflies in Mexico. I got a chance to do just that in February 2017. It was a magical and almost spiritual experience. Read all about it here in the Chicago Tribune.
A desert overnight in Morocco is what lured us on this exotic trip. Take a look at my story for Chicago Tribune. See story here
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
Our June trip to Croatia was outstanding in so many ways. Here’s a taste, just a little bit, of what we saw during our two weeks in one of the most beautiful countries in the world: Croatia. The photo is an image of the stone walls surrounding the old city of Dubrovnik, which is a … More Following “Game of Thrones” in Croatia
Here is my latest Chicago Tribune cover story, the tale of our surprising cruise through European Russia.