BY JANET STEINBERG   "If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance."                          - SirBernard Williams, English philosopher       From weddings to honeymoons, vow renewals to anniversaries, more and more couples are opting to celebrate their special day in...

BY: JANET STEINBERG It’s a great, wide, wonderful, world out there. So why not explore it to the fullest? Please allow me to show you some of the best this world of ours has to offer.  From A to Z, here is how I viewed the world alphabetically.  ALVEAR PALACE,...

BY JANET STEINBERG I am often asked, “What is your favorite museum?”  The answer is simple…my favorite museum is the world!   This amazing world that we live in is an open-air museum, filled with fascinating structures created by world-renowned architects.  When traveling around the world, I make it a point to experience as many...

Ahhhh…the romance of the “Seven Seas”!  The term “Seven Seas”, dating back to medieval times, referred to all of the world’s oceans.  Since the 19th century, the term has been taken to include the Arctic, Antarctic, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific and Indian Oceans.  By the end of...

BY JANET STEINBERG They aren’t pretty…they aren’t fancy…they aren’t expensive.  They are unsophisticated…unpretentious…and unlikely to get any Michelin stars.  They are restaurants where china, crystal and silver are supplanted by paper, plastic and stainless. They are also restaurants that get their fair share of notoriety on TV shows and in the movies. ...

BY JANET STEINBERG CAUTION: DO NOT READ THIS (unless you believe in love!) My car’s disc player was serenading me with Placido Domingo singing a medley of Billy Holiday's “Blue Moon” and Johnny Mercer’s “Moon River”.  With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, I couldn’t help but feel that Domingo was singing...

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...