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...

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...

Willie Nelson, you got it right…just can’t wait to get on the road again. After months of sheltering at home, the world of travel has re-awakened. It’s time to get on the road again. So let’s hop in our cars, head down the highway and explore...

CATCHING THE SKIPPER'S AYE There is some light beginning to peek in at the end of the COVID tunnel…. it’s called a vaccine. And, if you’re anything like me, you’ll be starting to think about your next (or first) cruise. So, while you’re contemplating where to...

By JANET STEINBERG Even if you hate the game… even if you’ve never played the game…even if you’ve always laughed at people whacking a little white ball over hill and vale…you should not pass up the chance to accompany a golf devotee on a getaway to...

JANET STEINBERG, OFFICIAL BLOGGER FOR THE TRAVEL AUTHORITY, WINS HER 48th AND 49TH TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS BY THE TRAVEL AUTHORITY On October 15th, at its first-ever virtual 2020 Mark Twain Awards Ceremony, the Midwest Travel Journalists Association presented Janet Steinberg with its First Place Award in The...

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...