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...

BY JANET STEINBERG           Sitka, on Baranof Island, is located on the outer coast of Alaska's Inside Passage.  Like most Southeast Alaska communities, Sitka is accessible only by air or by sea.  Most visitors arrive in Sitka on a cruise ship.             ARRIVING IN SITKA BY SEA   Disembarking...

BY JANET STEINBERG Cincinnati, Ohio is really rockin' this summer. Events like Balloon Glow at Coney Island, Macy's Music Festival, Paddlefest, Midwest Black Family Reunion, Luminosity at Music Hall, and the Cincinnati Reds, made this Ohio River town the place to be this summer.  But the Emirates Airline US Open Series...

The Emirates Airline US Open Series is in Cincinnati this weekend at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.   The Emirates Airline US Open Series enables tennis fans to see the world’s best players in action from coast to coast. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic,...