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...

BY JANET STEINBERG "I want to be the bridge to the next generation” Michael Jordan BRIDGE?  What is a bridge?   A bridge can be different things to different people.  It can be a ship's control room…an understanding between people…the closing of a generation gap…a means of approach…the top of a nose…or even a partial plate of...

BY JANET STEINBERG In California’s Napa Valley, Calistoga was the vision of Sam Brannan who purchased property, including the "Spring Grounds", in the early 1860s. Impressed by the New York resort of Saratoga, he decided to make his development the "Saratoga of California."  After too much champagne, Brannan slurred "we'll make...

BY JANET STEINBERG Part 4 of a Series Whether it’s wood, stone or metal…whether it’s carved or cast…whether it’s a monumental work of art  or a preliminary miniature maquette…I simply adore sculpture.  Wherever I travel I search the globe for sensational sculpture, be it a world capital or the 4th smallest capital...

BY JANET STEINBERG  Part 3 of a Series Hot Browns and Po-Boys…fried green tomatoes and bourbon pie!   The dining scene in small-town Frankfort, Kentucky (the 4th smallest capital city in the US) is down-home, yet down right delicious. On a recent visit, I did not find sophisticated restaurants with Michelin stars, starched linen tablecloths, and white-gloved waiters.  However, what I...