BY JANET STEINBERG PART THREE OF A SERIES Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning….and especially on a morning when you are arriving into Charleston’s bustling harbor on the fourth day of a glorious Silversea cruise.  Our cruise, on Silversea’s Silver Shadow, had just sailed us...

BY JANET STEINBERG  PART TWO OF A SERIES Spanish moss dripping from live oaks…stately mansions exuding the charm of the 1800’s…historic Revolutionary and Civil war sites.   This is Savannah, Georgia. Classic yet cool, historic yet hip, this “Hostess City of the South” magically melds the old with the new. SPANISH MOSS...

BY JANET STEINBERG La vie est belle.  Life is beautiful…on the high seas. Many years ago, an ocean liner’s slogan was “Getting there is half the fun”.  As a dyed-in-the-wool cruiseaholic, I am compelled to bring that slogan up to date for the 21st century.  My version has to be: “How...

BY JANET STEINBERG “In Dublin’s fair city, where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone…”  Just as the tragic ballad laments, there she stood greeting me at the top of Grafton Street.  In all her buxom bronze splendor, the 18th-century fish-monger is still drawing a crowd to...

BY JANET STEINBERG “I would not eat the soup of life with a fork; I would continue to use a big ladle.”                                                      George Lang, Holocaust Survivor/Restaurateur  TIME:...

BY JANET STEINBERG “Iceland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world…” Julie Christie, actor They shouldn’t call Iceland “Iceland". Once thought to be a cold barren place sans people, this Arctic land has no snow and ice in the summer.  Berries, vegetables and flowers grow in many places and the sun...

BY JANET STEINBERG Barbados is a magical mélange of hustle, bustle, charm, and class.  Beneath a turquoise sky, and surrounded by aquamarine waters, this idyllic island is a solace for relaxation and a virtual mecca for active lifestyles and cultural pursuits.  It is endless sun-washed, sugary, sand beaches and craggy,...

BY JANET STEINBERG She’s “The Swinging Queen”. No, you’re not hearing the words of a new ABBA song, nor are you reading the title of a hit tune in a “Mamma Mia” sequel. This Swinging Queen is Queen Emma, Willemstad’s famous 19th-century pontoon bridge that, without saying a word, shouts “bon-bini” (welcome) to Curacao. Queen Emma may be...

 BY JANET STEINBERG Playa, Playa, Playa, (beach, beach, beach) might well have been the name for Antigua, had Christopher Columbus known it had 365 crescent-shaped, white sand beaches...