By Janet Steinberg, Travel Editor  My recent Silversea’s Silver Whisper cruise, from Lisbon, Portugal to Southampton, England, afforded me and 291 passengers from 14 countries a chance to experience one of Europe’s most captivating and diverse itineraries often overlooked by many cruise lines.  SILVERSEA'S SILVER WHISPER Returning, once again, to cruise on the all-suite...

BY: JANET STEINBERG “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”  Susan Sontag said it first, but I have to agree with Susan, I haven’t been everywhere, but everywhere is certainly on my list. As a young widow many years ago, I learned that a single journey...

BY JANET STEINBERG All aboard!  Time to go clickity-clacking the Canadian Rockies. Though most of Western Canada is painted white by a blanket of dense snow between November and April, now is the time to start thinking about, or planning for, that dream trip to the Canadian Rockies. Riding the rails from Vancouver, British Columbia to Jasper,...

BY: JANET STEINBERG I don’t climb mountains, but I do climb stairs! Whether they are marble or wood, winding or straight, steep or shallow, I am determined to see what’s at the top. Climbing stairs can produce a voracious appetite.  Come along with me as together we revisit my favorite...

BY: JANET STEINBERG                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The keys to my heart are not made of silver or gold.  The Keys to my heart are a 125-mile chain of laid-back islands in Florida that extends from Mile Marker 0 in Key West, to Mile Marker 126 in Key Largo. The 42 bridges...

   BY JANET STEINBERG This is not an April Fool’s joke.  It may be tongue-in-cheek, but it’s true.   On April 23,1982, Key West, Florida seceded from the United States of America and formed The Conch Republic.  Their motto, and the Conch Republic flag, reads: “We Seceded Where Others Failed”.   SYMBOLIC...

BY: JANET STEINBERG The sixth-largest city in North Carolina, Fayetteville is located in the Sandhills, on the Cape Fear River. This city of approximately 200,000 people was the first city in America to be named for General LaFayette.  In 1825, Lafayette traveled to Fayetteville in...

BY: JANET STEINBERG The village of Highlands, in the southern Appalachian Mountains  is the perfect destination for city dwellers in need of a retreat. Highlands was founded in 1875 after its two founders, Samuel Truman Kelsey and Clinton Carter Hutchinson, drew lines from Chicago to Savannah and from...

BY: JANET STEINBERG Hopping into a shiny black convertible…top down…sun on my face and wind in my hair…my husband and I set out for a 1458-mile drive through North Carolina, dubbed the “Tar Heel State”.  GOING TOPLESS IN THE MOUNTAINS  Greeted by mountains, my spirits soared.  Crisp...

BY JANET STEINBERG  "If you want to see heaven on Earth, come to Dubrovnik". George Bernard Shaw Henceforth, when I hear the word ‘Dalmatian’, I won’t think of that regal white dog with black spots.   Instead, I will think of that exquisite Dalmatian Coast which I recently had the...