A visit to Door County, Wisconsin, translates to intense beauty of water and woodland, fine and performing arts galore, and culinary excellence. All that and a calm, relaxing pace of
Oxford is home to Ole Miss AKA the University of Mississippi, and so much more. Hometown heroes include Pulitzer Prize winner William Faulkner, author John Grisham, James Beard Award winners
Renowned for its natural thermal springs and possible healing powers, Hot Springs today offers a family-friendly mix of activity. Spend a few days, and you’ll discover scenic mountains, baseball and
A few days in the snow-glistened city of Winnipeg, Canada, opened my heart to a cold-weather getaway. Why was I there in the middle of winter rather than on a
For a romantic date night, your table awaits at the Japanese-inspired, fine dining Roka Akor steakhouse, seafood and sushi restaurant. The boutique restaurant chain presents six locations around the country,
Try the new Blanco Cocina + Cantina in Oak Brook, IL, where Mexican classics are served with a contemporary twist.
About 30 miles south of Nashville, the reinvigorated enclave of Leiper’s Fork exudes the charm of yesteryear awhile delivering the posh amenities of today. It’s part of the Nashville’s Big
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
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
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
Wisconsin’s favorite cocktail, the Old-Fashioned, is made with brandy, not whiskey. Most job descriptions don’t entail drinking hard booze in the morning, but it can happen when you’re a travel
The newest South Loop eatery, Harbor, is a neighborhood restaurant of traditional American cuisine.
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