BY JANET STEINBERG Everyone dreams of his or her own special island.  More often than not, it's in the South Pacific.  Man and nature have diligently worked together to create a very special Pacific Island retreat.  However, strange as it may seem, they've plunked it down in the North Pacific.  Vancouver...

BY JANET STEINBERG Seldom does a drive between two hotels, approximately 150-miles apart from one another, become a highlight of one’s journey.  However, the drive between the Jasper Park Lodge and Chateau Lake Louise did just that.   Our spectacular Canadian Rockies journey followed some of the same mountain paths that were forged by...

BY JANET STEINBERG Welcome to Jasper in the Canadian Province of Alberta.  This picturesque town is nestled within Jasper National Park, one of the largest wilderness areas in North America.  Jasper National Park, the largest of Canada’s mountain parks, has been designated  an United Nations World Heritage site. In the early 1800s, the explorer and...

  By Janet Steinberg, Travel Editor “God only made water”, stated Victor Hugo, “man made wine.”  And what better place to taste that wine than in the world’s major wine industry capital? Because our cruise ship, Silversea’s Silver Whisper, docked overnight in Bordeaux (the sixth-largest urban area in France) we had time...

By Janet Steinberg, Travel Editor Bom Dia (good morning) was my sunny greeting as I arrived at the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz in Lisbon, Portugal.  Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, long considered the city’s premier hotel, reflects the nobility and charm of historic Portugal.  It was there that I chose to...

By Janet Steinberg, Travel Editor Thanks to “starchitect” Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum, the former industrial town of Bilbao, Spain, that was once dubbed the most ugly city in Europe, has had a vibrant rebirth that exceeded the townsfolk’s wildest imagination.  Little wonder that it was one of the highlights of Silver...

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...