A Respite from Grief: A Week at Hilton Health

For decades, Ira and I had explored the world. Initially, we traveled as a young couple. While our children were growing up in Illinois and Colorado, we embarked on engaging in family adventures. As empty nesters, we focused on our bucket list filled with worldwide destinations and romantic cruises. Unlike most people who did not […]

The Bountiful Culinary Options of Israel

You have to taste a culture to understand it Deborah Cater To fully appreciate the depth of Israel’s diversity, it is essential to sample a variety of foods in several different regions of the country. To accomplish this goal, Ira and I visited Israel’s two largest cities— Jerusalem and Tel Aviv— and spent multiple days […]

Spring Back into Travel by Taking a Cruise

When COVID-19 caused the global cruise industry to become sidelined, I couldn’t help but wonder when it would be safe to cruise again. As an avid cruiser, I am keenly aware of the efforts that cruise ships took prior to the pandemic to ensure the safety and well-being of their diverse clientele. For decades, cruise […]

Recalling a Superb Galapagos Islands Autumn Adventure

When planning our trip to the Galapagos Archipelago, a year-round destination, Ira and I chose to visit during the garoa (dry season) which runs from July to December. Unlike many Northern Hemisphere’s destinations that are inundated with cooler temperatures, overcast skies, and a multitude of rainy autumn days, the Southern Hemisphere’s Galapagos Islands are known […]

A Sampling of Colorado Road Trip Ski Destinations

After relocating from suburban Chicago to the Denver metro area, my husband and I embraced our geographic location by taking frequent winter road trips into the nearby mountains. From our Front Range home, we could easily reach most of Colorado’s prime ski destinations after driving just a handful of hours. While many local skiers and […]

A Telluride Destination Wedding During COVID-19

Before the COVID-19 pandemic restricted social gatherings and turned the hospitality industry upside down, destination weddings successfully paired a bride and groom’s romantic celebration with their choice of a dream location. After our youngest son proposed to his girlfriend at Telluride’s Bridal Veil Falls, the site for their wedding was set. Numerous visits to this remote mountain town left an indelible impression […]