Opera knows no season. Some cities prefer summer performances, other prefer the fall season. There are also many distinct forms of opera. Every opera has its own distinct venue where musical masterpieces are performed.  It might be a turn-of-the-century opera house or a multi-use structure that...

Janet Steinberg, official blogger for The Travel Authority, was awarded her 55th travel writing award in Best Travel Website or Blog in the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Central States Chapter Writing Contest. Steinberg’s 55 travel-writing awards include: 5 Lowell Thomas Awards; 28 Mark Twain Awards; 19...

Savor “The Great Land”. Taste the grandeur that is Alaska. Feel the freedom, the freshness, the far reach of our last frontier. The Alaska experience is one of the great travel experiences of a lifetime ALASKA! A land of contrasts. Here is exhilaration and sophistication; glaciers...

SINGAPORE:  "Boring."  "Sterile."  "Lost its soul."  Singapore, the tropical island in the Strait of Malacca, has been accused of all of the above.  However, Singapore, a tiny city-state founded by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819, is none of the above. Although the Singapore of the 21st century is...

“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...

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...