BY JANET STEINBERG It Is the bottom of the world!   For those of you who want to cruise around South America chances are, at some point, you will sail through the Strait of Magellan to Chile on the West Coast of South America. If so, you will be in Punta Arenas...

BY JANET STEINBERG Around 600 BC, Greek merchants from Asia Minor founded the port town of Massilia (Marseilles) that is now Marseilles’ bustling Vieux Port (Old Harbor).  The twenty-six centuries that followed have made Marseilles the oldest of the great French cities and the city with the second largest population in France.   MARSEILLES’ VIEUX PORT Although Marseilles lies at the...

BY JANET STEINBERG Chicago, "that toddling town" that keeps reinventing itself, never ceases to amaze me.  The "Windy City,” teeming with life and exuding an excitement all its own, is now fully grown into a sophisticated metropolitan area that rivals any major city in the world. Chicago’s twenty-nine miles of lakefront, that form the front lawn of what has become one of the world's greatest cities,...

BY JANET STEINBERG  The reign in Spain is not mainly on the plain…but in the city of Barcelona that reigns as my numero uno city in Spain.  So, let me take you along to Barcelona.  Ole!!! MIMES WELCOME VISITORS TO BARCELONA Catalonia’s capital city of Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain,...

BY JANET STEINBERG I don’t know if you would call me a restaurant, hotel, or movie groupie.  In reality, I am none of the above.  I am a travel groupie with an insatiable curiosity…one who likes to check out places where some of my favorite movies were filmed. Come,...

BY JANET STEINBERG  “Start spreading the news”, ole’ blue eyes crooned…  New York, New York is a city so great it says its name twice.   Nicknamed "The Big Apple" in 1971, the term was originally used in the 1920s and 1930s by jazz musicians as a way of saying, "There are many apples on the success tree, but when you...

BY JANET STEINBERG     From the Boardwalk to the Bay, Atlantic City, New Jersey has been drawing people to its shore for over a century.  This major resort city, 120-miles south of New York City on Absecon Island, exudes a small town charm coupled with an international big city environment. The home of the Miss America Pageant, Atlantic City was founded in the...

BY JANET STEINBERG There are not too many people, or too many places that can deliver what they promise.  But San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau promises 365 days of ahhhhhhhh!  And, let me tell you, that is what you get in San Diego and its neighboring communities of...

BY JANET STEINBERG When Ray Charles recorded his 1961 rhythm and blues Grammy winner “Hit the Road Jack”, I thought he said: “Hit the Road Jan”.  So I took him literally. I not only hit the road, but I also hit the sky and the sea.  I was amazed at the variety of ways I found myself traveling.  From donkeys to elephants, from...

BY JANET STEINBERG A cruise aboard Silversea’s Silver Whisper planned a shore excursion that enabled us to relive one of the most historic events of World War II.  Departing the pier in Honfleur, France we drove to the small seaside town of Arromanches via the D-Day landing beaches of...