Get Outdoors in NYC

Although popularly nicknamed “The Concrete Jungle” New York City has a lot to offer as far as outdoor activities are involved. Of course, you can take in a show on broadway, eat a fantastic meal in Hell’s Kitchen, or reflect on the 9/11 memorial. But, the city that never sleeps offers a lot of opportunities […]

Family Cruising You Can Afford

For a relaxing cruise vacation, the whole family will enjoy Princess Cruises offers the right mix of family activities, good food, and great service at a nice price. I had a taste of this style of premium cruising aboard the Caribbean Princess recently. Summer vacation season is just beginning and the sailing I was on […]

The Other Side of Puerto Rico

Travelers are experiencing Puerto Rico’s re-emergence as a popular destination following the island’s makeover since Hurricane Maria’s devastation. While San Juan, the beach resorts on the northeast coast, and El Yunque Rainforest are popular draws, I discovered the south side of the island during a Tourism Cares event centered in Ponce, the second largest city […]

The Flavors of Puerto Rico

Although Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, when you arrive you will feel transported to a country all its own. With culture, history, and traditional foods, this tiny island in the Caribbean packs a punch when it comes to things uniquely Puerto Rican.  Since the devastation of hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rican […]

Alaska Cruising for Everyone

There was a time in conventional thinking that an Alaska cruise was something you do when you are older, perhaps retired, and after you have cruised a few times. A cruise for more experienced cruisers. Well no more. This is a vacation myth. Alaska cruises are attracting lots of families. Especially families with preteens to […]

In de-Nile

Egypt—the land of the Pharaohs, architectural marvels, and culture dating back to nearly 3000 B.C. is a travel destination like no other. The heart of the country lies along the Nile river. Ancient Egyptians separated their country into two regions known as Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. Visitors may suspect that Upper Egypt comprised the […]

Beer City—Grand Rapids, Michigan

Living in the Midwest gives us great access to a plethora of weekend travel locations. If you are in or near Chicago, like me, then you know you can be in about 6 different states in a matter of just a few hours. One such place is one of Western Michigan’s best kept travel locations—Grand […]

Nashville is for Culture Lovers

Nashville is known for country music, Tennessee whiskey, and hot chicken. But the city offers a wide range of cultural activities as well. The Frist Museum located in downtown Nashville is an excellent option for any art lover. Constant traveling exhibits offer something new each time you visit the music city. The Frist’s goal is […]

NOLA: Food | Music | Fun

  New Orleans is a city, like no other. A little southern flare, a great music scene, and a culture all its own. From Bourbon to Canal Street, Magazine to Frenchman, the food, fun, and festival is around every corner. Food The best way to experience a city is to eat. In food you get […]

Cruising for the Senses on Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Cruises newest ship, Edge, sets a new standard among cruise ships. The Edge doesn't feel like all the cruise ships that have come before it. It has a different layout without amazing venues spread throughout the ship not concentrated in one area around a multi-deck atrium. There is a Grand Plaza that serves as […]