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
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
I’m honored to learn today that I won three first-place awards in a Society of American Travel Writers contest, as well as the overall Henry and Vera Bradshaw writing award, selected from among all first-place winners. The prizes, in three different categories, are for my Chicago Tribune story and photos on a safari in Kenya. … More Recognized by SATW for writing and photos
Ernest Hemingway called Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls “a spectacle capable of getting you out of bed at half past five in the morning for several days in a row.” … More Beyond the bulls: Pamplona’s food scene is worthy of its own party
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
My story about Un-Cruise’s Legacy of Discovery Cruise appeared Jan. 18 in the Chicago Tribune. Here are a few photos from the cruise and a link to take a look at the story as it appeared in the Tribune. Click on Rivers_of_History to see a PDF.
I hate waiting for my bags to come around on the luggage carousel at the airport. Even when I have a bright red piece, or have attached a flashy ribbon or tag to a black suitcase, there always seems to be another piece that looks a bit like mine. With this suitcase, I don’t think I’ll be doing any double takes. … More Check out Ugobags for affordable, custom suitcase
If you’ve been to Warsaw, no doubt you’ve noticed the adoration that still swirls around composer Frederic Chopin. Now, there’s news that his heart, kept in a Warsaw church, has been exhumbed and examined. Take a look at the story here.
Kenya Sun Sentinel
Of my many recent travels, none compare with my safari in Kenya. It’s a trip of a lifetime and definitely worth saving for. Naturalists say it’s possible that the safari experience could be decimated in another 20 years because of decreasing animal habitat, poaching and the encroachment of modern life. I can’t recommend it more. … More Kenya safari is trip of a lifetime