From extravagant Hollywood award-winners to Bollywood low-budget releases, movies entertain us and nourish our souls. Come along with me to see where some favorite movies were filmed, places where you can follow the stars to eat, drink, or sleep. Popcorn optional. RUSSIAN TEA ROOM: Where Tootsie...

Victor Hugo once stated: “Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?” I’ll leave it to you to decide what Victor Hugo meant. I’ve seen some pretty great views as I’ve traveled the world for four decades, but the...

JUNE WAS MADE FOR LOVE By Janet Steinberg “If a June night could talk”, proclaimed English philosopher Sir Bernard Williams, it would probably boast it invented romance.” From weddings to honeymoons, vow renewals to anniversaries, more and more couples are opting to celebrate their special day...

Honoring the Fallen: A Tale of Two Cemeteries by Janet Steinberg Around the end of May, if an elderly friend or relative asks what you are doing for Decoration Day, don’t be alarmed…it is not a sign of early-onset dementia. In the years following the Civil...

The Quintessential California Roadtrip by Janet Steinberg From castles to cable cars, big surf to Big Sur, the California Coastline is one of the world’s most celebrated coastlines, and the liberating drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco is one of the most spectacular drives in...

St. Maarten / St. Martin: A Divided Island by Janet Steinberg St. Maarten / St. Martin, the smallest island in the world to be shared by two sovereign powers, is a perfect blend of two European cultures. This island, discovered by Columbus in 1493, was divided...

Around the World One Day At A Time by Janet Steinberg "By the sea, by the sea by the beautiful sea.” These words, from the 1914 song that has appeared in many musicals, television shows and films, are still the mantra of cruiseaholics more than a...

By Janet Steinberg If you’ve never been to Washington, D.C., and only know it from the disturbing television images since January 6, you might imagine it to be a stodgy, smog-ridden, gray city overshadowed by skyscrapers occupied by politicians, lobbyists, lawyers, and streets occupied by protestors. Wrong! Our...

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...