48 Hours in York, England

When you visit York, you feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. The city is surrounded by a wall the Romans began to build in 71 AD. Later the Vikings and Normans added to it. Today, you can walk the two-mile wall that surrounds the heart of York for…

Checking In … The Principal, York, England November, 2018

Situated near the York Train Station, this grand hotel built in 1878, stands as a testament to its royal origins. Tall ceilings and a grand reception hall welcome the weary traveler and invite them to unwind in its luxurious surroundings. A true resort, you can dine in two restaurants, enjoy…

Checking In … Bally’s Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

Checking In … Bally’s Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ July 2018 Situated in the center of the Boardwalk at 1900 Pacific Ave, Bally’s is a great mid-range hotel. You can sit on the beach, have a delicious meal at Guy Fieri’s Chop House, unwind at the spa or spend…

My Perfect Day … in NYC

Of all the placed I’ve traveled to, New York City remains a constant favorite. The place has a vibe and energy unlike any other place on earth. This is truly a city with something for everyone. On my recent trip, I spent some time at the Brooklyn Museum to take…

Back View

The Wonders of Winterthur

Nestled in the verdant rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley in Delaware, you’ll find Winterthur Estate and Gardens. Once the home of the late Henry Francis DuPont, it now stands as the premier museum of American decorative arts. An avid horticulturist, duPont supported the ‘naturalistic garden’ approach to the 2,600-acre…

Cheers to Dublin!

When you think of Dublin, Ireland,  two things come to mind: Guinness Larger and Jamison Whiskey. On a recent trip, I got to explore these Irish staples and raise a glass to their legendary heritage. Bow Street was the original home of the Jamison Distillery back in 1780. Although the…

How to Travel Light!

You’re taking a weeks trip via plane. You don’t want to pay a checked bag fee. You would rather spend your time relaxing and exploring than waiting at the baggage carousel. In this follow-up piece to Travel Light, we’ll explore some options and tips to get you ditching that checked…

Intimate encounters with denizens of Down Under

As a child, I was obsessed with Australia. To me, it was wild and exotic with animals that couldn’t be found anywhere else on the earth. I decided one day I would visit the island continent that held so much mystic in my mind. On my recent visit to Sydney,…

Travel Light!

When I started traveling thirty years ago, I would take a full-size bag and a carry on. Back then you didn’t have to pay for checked bags and it was long before the events of 9/11 changed travel forever. Once I even helped my friend drag her boxed ten-speed bike…

My Travel Obsession

 As a child, I was obsessed with Australia. To me, it was wild and exotic with animals that couldn’t be found anywhere else on the earth. I decided one day I would visit the island continent that held so much mystic in my mind.       At the age…