BY JANET STEINBERG Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain (ROYGBIV).  This mnemonic (pronounced nemonic because the first "m" is silent) is a memory device that will help you remember the colors of the rainbow… red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.  However, Mother Nature needs no such device.  She...

BY JANET STEINBERG  Meeting and mingling with local folks brings new meaning to travel. Viewing a destination through the eyes of the locals adds another dimension to any trip.  Through such enriching experiences I was able to get a better knowledge and understanding about the food, religion, music, clothing, and history in...

BY JANET STEINBERG Some popular destinations are teeming with tourists, their public squares are congested with pedestrians, and the streets are clogged with taxis and tour buses.   Yes, they are overcrowded…but yes, they are worth visiting!   With the advent of the mega-humongous cruise ships, too many tourists can become an...

BY JANET STEINBERG With the remake of the 1934 mystery film Murder on the Orient Express lighting up the nation’s movie screens for the holiday season, I thought of what a newspaper editor might have said to an 8-year old girl named Virginia if she had written the following...

BY JANET STEINBERG   The magic carpet of travel has taken me around the world and given me the opportunity to meet some of the most famous people in the world.  It has also given me the opportunity to spend time with those I never met …but would have liked to...

Dobry den.  (Good day.)  Welcome to Bratislava. BRATISLAVA, the powerful capital of Hungary for more than three centuries during the Middle Ages, is now the bustling modern capital of Slovakia (the home of Andy Warhol’s parents).  This picturesque city, situated where the Danube River meets the Carpathian Mountains, borders Austria in the west and Hungary in the south. Formerly a part of Czechoslovakia, Bratislava...

BY JANET STEINBERG PART TWO As I said in PART ONE of this series, you have probably never heard of these far away places with strange sounding names that hover below the average traveler’s radar. However, trust me…once you have been there you will never forget them. Once again, let’s have...

BY JANET STEINBERG PART ONE You have probably never heard of these places, but trust me, once you’ve been there you will not forget these far away places with strange sounding names that hover below the average traveler’s radar. Now let’s have some fun and test your knowledge of geography.  Before you...

                               BY JANET STEINBERG   “Let’s take a powder, to Boston for Chowder, let’s get away from it all.” As a teenager, I swooned as Frank Sinatra sang it to me.  As an adult, I delighted as I sailed into Boston Haarbor, the second-to last port stop on a cruise that transported...

BY JANET STEINBERG Newport, Rhode Island, a beautifully preserved walking-city with an architectural tapestry dating back to the 17th century, pays homage to the past as it celebrates the present.    WELCOME TO NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND President George Washington sat in the synagogue here.  Philanthropist Judah Touro is buried here; and the founders of...