Special Edition Post: Melissa Ghazi, Marketing Manager at The Travel Authority / ALTOUR If you are in the Cancun area on vacation I highly recommend you to take a day trip to the famous Chichen Itza, or as the natives tell us tourist to rhyme it...

Special All Inclusive Vacation Edition Post: Melissa Ghazi, Marketing Manager at The Travel Authority / ALTOUR    It was 2:30pm Central Time when my husband and I landed in Cancun, Mexico. This was my second time coming to beautiful Mexico. I had once stopped here for 6...

By Janet Steinberg  SILVER WHISPER TURNS WINTER INTO SUMMER Over the past decade, my travel group (known as Doc Irv’s Mermaids) formed a strong bond with each other.  So strong a bond that we felt we would go to the end of the earth FOR each other.  This time...

“There's a small hotel, with a wishing well, I wish that we were there together…”                                     Rodgers and Hart 1936by Janet Steinberg I surely don’t remember that song when Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart wrote it in 1936. But, at the risk of dating myself, I do...

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...