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
Think about a small ship cruise if you want to spend some time in Greece. Here’s my story published in October in the Chicago Tribune Travel section. Have a look. For more information, you can contact Adventursmithexplorations.com or Varietycruises.com. GREECE ct10052014
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)
Here is my story in the Chicago Tribune about the Dead Sea.
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
Newspapers are alive and well across India. A BBC report notes that, according to the World Association of Newspapers, more than 107 million copies of newspapers were circulated daily across India in 2009. Rising literacy rates, papers selling for less than 10 cents U.S., and small Internet penetration all help to boost readership in India. And … More In the news in India
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 calendar says October, but 80-degree temperatures, cold beer and a sunny day on Navy Pier are telling you it must be July. Certainly not October. But there we were on a sunny Saturday at one of Chicago’s premeir tourist destinations, waiting to board the tall ship Windy for a 75-minute sail.
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