A Standard of Elegance. By Janet Steinberg  HOTEL NEGRESCO: This Belle Époque palace, the Grand Dame of the French Riviera in Nice, France is a wedding cake-like confection iced in pink and green. With its sweeping view of Nice’s Bay of Angels, the Negresco was classified a National Historic Monument in...

A Standard of Elegance By Janet Steinberg "It’s a world-class resort.''  "It’s a world-class hotel.'' How many times have you read, or said, these words?  "World-class’ is perhaps the most overworked word in the travel world’s vocabulary,What actually makes a great world-class hotel?  More than well-designed bricks,...

QUEBEC EXUDES HISTORY AND IRRESISTIBLE CHARM Québec City is love at first site.  And the first site to capture us was the 350-foot Cap Diamant, a massive headland dominating the majestic waters of the St. Lawrence.   Our warm and welcoming north-of-the-border neighbor transports us to Europe without ever...

MAGNIFICENT MONTREAL: FEEL THE PULSEBy Janet Steinberg Montreal, in the Canadian Province of Quebec, is claimed to be the second largest French-speaking city in the world.  Anglophile meets Francophile and the past meets the future in this vibrant city where stop signs command “arret”, a horse-drawn...

CRYSTAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRATES THE QUINTESSENTIAL ANNIVERSARY CRUISE!                                                By Janet Steinberg                                                                                                                              At the 22nd minute past the 22nd hour of the 22nd day of October, my husband and I raised our glasses in celebration of our 22nd wedding anniversary.  22nd wedding anniversary celebration aboard Crystal Symphony But this was destined to...

A YEAR OF SEA-ING THE WORLD By Janet Steinberg “The Gods do not deduct from man’s allotted span those hours spent in sailing.” Ancient Phoenician Proverb Imagine winning the lottery and being given the opportunity to choose a solid year of travel…anywhere in the world…by any means of transportation. ...

Becoming a statistic came as a jolt to me!  Today in the United States millions of women are living alone--some by chance, others by choice; some in utter despair, others enjoying a freedom never experienced by their married sisters.A teen-age bride, married over half my...

 The Travel Authority blog gave you a brief introduction to my Travel Writing career.  Now, please allow me begin my entry onto the Travel Authority’s blog by telling you how, and why, it all came about. Since being widowed in 1974, travel has been a magic...

Well that may be understating it a bit. Meet Janet Steinberg. Janet is an award-winning travel writer who lives in Cincinnati, but calls the world her home.  Janet is an International Travel Correspondent who has journeyed to all 7 continents, traveled in 130 countries, sailed on 132...