BY JANET STEINBERG Part 2 of a Series  "The world was my oyster,” the late Oscar Wilde quipped, “but I used the wrong fork."  Well, on my recent visit to Irving, Texas there was no wrong fork.  From gourmet Tex-Mex to booze infused specialties; from sitting with ranchers to gawking at the Chanel-clad,...

BY JANET STEINBERG Part 1 of a series My version of the Texas Two-Step is a little different than the version you might expect to see on any dance floor in the Lone Star State.  For me, the stars in this western partner dance are two Texas cities that meld...

BY JANET STEINBERG NAMASTE!  I have been to India twice, and both times I returned home with many unforgettable experiences.  In Agra, I hired an elephant named Lakshmi and his mahout (elephant driver) to give me an unforgettable 1.5-mile ride from my hotel to the Taj Mahal. Lakshmi stopped for...

Part 3 of a Series BY JANET STEINBERG The innovative Columbus culinary scene has come a long way since my first visit to Columbus many moons ago.  The creative chefs and entrepreneurial restaurateurs of  “C-Bus” offer an outstanding culinary experience from dawn through dusk.  Let me begin with breakfast and show...

BY JANET STEINBERG Part 1 of a Series  “Columbus is a town in which almost any thing is likely to happen, and in which almost everything has.”                                                                                     James Thurber A long time ago, Columbus discovered America.  A short time ago, I discovered Columbus! Although this capital city of Ohio is only 100 miles...

At the Spring-2016 Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA) meeting in Columbus, Ohio,  Janet Steinberg, official blogger for The Travel Authority, an ALTOUR company, was awarded two Mark Twain Awards in MTWA’s annual Mark Twain Travel Writing Contest.  Steinberg received the First Place Mark Twain Award for the Best Travel Travel Blog...

BY JANET STEINBERG    Looking back into my childhood, my most treasured memories are those of good ole summertime Ohio River cruises aboard the majestic Island Queen. For 35-cents, this grand and stately, green and white, 5-deck side-wheeler traveled ten miles up river from downtown Cincinnati to Coney Island, the beloved...

BY JANET STEINBERG The jewel of the Great Lakes and Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee has grown from “Brew City” to  “New City”.  Bold, beautiful, and spectacularly progressive, it is the kind of place where you can best experience the very spirit and values that built America.  This city of contrasts and...