BY: JANET STEINBERG I was lucky to “get out of Dodge” just in time.  Well, it wasn’t really Dodge City, Kansas, but it was Cincinnati, Ohio just before the ice and snow piled up.  I headed south, way south, for fifteen glorious sunny days which I am about to share with you. Day 1: As Silversea’s Silver Spirit set sail on the first...

BY: JANET STEINBERG “I would not eat the soup of life with a fork; I would continue to use a big ladle.”  Those words of my late friend, Holocaust survivor, and world-renowned restaurateur George Lang, have remained with me long after his death. Surviving a year of my husband’s health issues with flying colors, my handsome hunk of a husband...

Happy New Year from everyone here at The Travel Authority! BY: JANET STEINBERG Yes, it was guiltless! My recent 24-karat Silversea Caribbean cruise on the luxurious Silver Spirit was pure pleasure…pure pampering…pure rest…and pure relaxation.  Yet I felt not an ounce of guilt on this golden gilt trip.   WELCOME ABOARD SILVER SPIRIT  As our ship glided away...

BY JANET STEINBERG Williamstown, in the northwest corner of Massachusetts, is a charming college town that is a mecca for art and culture. It is home to Williams College, the Clark Art Institute and the Tony-awarded Williamstown Theatre Festival. The permanent collection of Williams College Museum of Art has over 12,000 works of art ranging from 9th-century B.C. Assyrian stone reliefs from the palace...

BY JANET STEINBERG Life is what you live  ‘til the moment you die… This is how the time goes by.” Zorba the Greek Kalimera (kal-ee-meh-ra).  (Good morning).  Welcome to Athens, Greece.   If you are cruising from the port of Athens (Piraeus), it’s a good idea to arrive several days before sailing to allow time...

BY: JANET STEINBERG   “He who has not seen Cairo,” said a traveler of old, “has not seen the world.  Her soil is gold, her Nile is a marvel, her women are as the Damsels of paradise, her houses are palaces, and her soil is soft, sweet-smelling as aloes,...

BY JANET STEINBERG Surprise! Surprise!  Knoxville, Tennessee, resting on the banks of the Tennessee River and back-dropped by the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, is one of travel’s best-kept secrets, Surrounded by unsurpassed natural beauty, it is a magical meld of rustic, Appalachian wilderness and a cosmopolitan downtown.  Blending small town charm with some big city attractions, it is perfect for that quick...

BY JANET STEINBERG   Lexington is horses and heritage, mansions and museums, blue grass and bibelots, and a pizzeria/restaurant housed in what was once the first Jewish synagogue in Lexington. Following a 4-hour drive from Lake Tellico in Vonore, Tennessee, we couldn’t wait to plop down on the inviting four-poster bed in Lexington’s historic boutique hotel, The Gratz Park Inn. The Gratz...

BY JANET STEINBERG THE BALLAD OF GIGGLEMOOR  Gigglemoor, O Gigglemoor, the Pride of Tennessee,           The Prices have a wondrous place, it’s where I want to be. Gigglemoor, O Gigglemoor, the Pride of Tennessee,            The Prices host a wondrous place, it’s where I want to be… Rob Croskery,           Lt Colonel, retired, US Army. “What is...

 BY JANET STEINBERG The stretch of Southern California, from Los Angeles to San Diego/Coronado, has been called the American Riviera.  Crossing over the dramatic 2.1-mile San Diego-Coronado Bridge from San Diego, California, you’ll arrive in the town of Coronado, home of the Victorian-style Hotel del Coronado.   SAN DIEGO-CORONADO BRIDGE The Hotel del Coronado, (affectionately dubbed “The Del”) may well be...