Any travel to Vancouver warrants an excursion to nearby Victoria. Widely known as Canada’s “Garden City” for its verdant gardens and stunning landscapes, it also is the capital city of
My media visit to the Glenapp Castle on the southwestern coast of Scotland outside the village of Ayrshire is one of the most memorable experiences of my extensive travels. Built
Early German settlers to Fredericksburg were granted 10 outlying acres on which to start new lives as farmers and ranchers. They were also given a small in-town plot on week
Pro football is in the DNA of Green Bay, Wisconsin, but there is so much more to see and do in this thriving waterfront city. Find stunning gardens and parks,
For generations, Lodi, California, was primarily known as a supplier of premium grapes to out-of-town winemakers. That began to change in the 1980s as growers crafted their own wines, and
Wisconsin’s Door County exudes its own sense of living for the outdoors, especially in the quieter winter months. Jutting 70 miles into Lake Michigan, it’s a grand getaway to experience
Six unique eco-adventure theme parks in Mexico’s Riviera Maya are sure to thrill and delight you. Set amid verdant jungle and pristine waterways, the wonderlands of Xcaret Parks promise a
The Underground Railroad was a covert web of routes, waterways, hideouts and abolitionists who helped freedom seekers escape slavery in the southern states. Because secrecy was essential, records are few.
You may have seen the tantalizing TV commercials of luxury trains traveling through the breath-taking mountain scenery of Western Canada. I’m here to tell you, the actual experience–through rugged wilderness,
Chicagoan Nick Cave describes himself as an artist with a civic responsibility. Driven by social and political goings-on in the world, he looks for ways to inform and engage the
Lake Geneva first became popular with wealthy Chicago industrialists who built palatial mansions during the Gilded Age. Today the waterfront Midwestern town is favorite getaway with activities and attractions for
A terrifying experience while on vacation in the Amazon won’t keep me from traveling. My story and lessons learned.
Wineries Stand Tall in Land Where Pinot is King: Northwest Oregon (My story and photos, inspired by a hosted media visit, were published by Journal and Topics Media Group on
Wellness gardens are designed to be supportive of your health and well-being.
Along the Rock River in Southern Wisconsin, is an energetic playground of outdoor adventure, true farm-to-table cuisine, craft brews and cocktails, and much more fun. My story and photos, “Why
From dishwasher to Michelin-star chef, Carlos Gaytán launched three new dining concepts in Chicago: Tzuco, an upscale eatery with a menu reminiscent of his native southwestern Mexico; Panango, a perky