READ: Exploring Japan via Color and Kimono

Whether you are traveling to Japan or an armchair aficionado, “Kimono and the Colors of Japan” is a different sort of guidebook. It’s an exploration of Japanese color theory through the lens of the country’s most iconic and traditional fashion, the kimono. Written by renowned Japanese stylist and kimono antiquarian Katsumi Yumioka, the book looks […]

Vera Bradley: High Style for Women Who Travel Well

I hadn’t shopped a full-fledged all-Vera-Bradley-all-the-time store since, well, never. I knew it as an accessories brand, having seen the perky prints in boutiques and gift shops, but I generally associated it with sorority girls and soccer moms. As a Baby Boomer, I don’t fit either of those demographics. Then the nice corporate folks invited […]


The most essential travel companion is a trustworthy guidebook. If it fits neatly in your pocket or handbag, all the better. Great news: The best-selling and award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Top 10 series is getting an update. The all-color, fully revised travel guides feature new itineraries, pull-out maps, photography and more. The first set of […]

Lunch and Learn at Chicago’s Historic Intercontinental Hotel

The Tech & Travel media gathering at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile integrated family travel, automobile tech upgrades and search optimization for bloggers. All this in one compact educational program plus an elegant three-course lunch. The event was sponsored by and The historic hotel was built in 1929 as a private athletic club […]