“God only made water”, stated Victor Hugo, “man-made wine.”  And what better place to taste that wine than in Bordeaux and the surrounding Aquitaine region, The historical region of Aquitaine, the largest region of France, forms the southwestern corner of France.  It is the region of ‘quackers’ and cheese…where the...

By Janet Steinberg RECIPE FOR ROMANCE: If covid is keeping you from traveling on this Valentine's Day, don’t fret. Just use your imagination. With 3 simple ingredients, you can have a Valentine celebration almost anytime and anywhere. A lake…a lagoon…an ocean…or even a hot tub…just mix...

BY Janet Steinberg The year 2020 was the most memorable year of this travel writer’s career. The Question is: Why is that? The Answer is: Because I didn’t travel. Due to the pandemic it was the only year, in my four decades of writing travel, in which I did...

BY JANET STEINBERG With this year’s haunted holiday approaching, it’s time to go grave-yarding. Cemeteries are not only resting places for our loved ones, they are renowned tourist attractions for taphophiles (the word that defines people fascinated by cemeteries and gravestones).  During Halloween season, a virtual visit to one of these...

By Janet Steinberg “It’s the great, big, broad land ’way up yonder, It’s the forests where silence has lease; It’s the beauty that thrills me with wonder, It’s the stillness that fills me with peace.” Robert W. Service ANCHORAGE, a sophisticated metropolis with frontier Alaska in its backyard, is a fascinating mixture...

By JANET STEINBERG Louisville’s 146th Kentucky Derby, the greatest two minutes in sports, has been rescheduled from May 2, 2020 to September 5, 2020 because of the corona virus. “Bourbon City” itself, while not yet at full gallup, claims they are back in the saddle…at the...

BY JANET STEINBERG “You only live twice: Once when you are born And once when you look death in the face.” Ian Fleming Yes, I have lived twice…but my twice differs from Ian Fleming’s words that gave birth to the James Bond 007 movie title “You Only...