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
Oil Down is a tasty one-pot casserole that is the national dish of Grenada. Recipes vary, but the one essential ingredient is breadfruit. However you prepare Oil Down, the result
After a mega-million-dollar renovation, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All-Inclusive promises a vacation of year-round sunshine, a white sugary beach, sumptuous eating, top-flight entertainment and gracious Mexican hospitality in a magnificent
Beyond Reykjavik and the Golden Circle of Iceland lies a wonderland of caves, glaciers, waterfalls and rainbows. (The following story and photographs, “Western Iceland: Caves, Waterfalls, Rainbows and More In