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Welcome to my travel and discovery site! I’m a veteran freelance journalist and author located in the greater Chicago area. My bylines have appeared in dozens of national, regional, consumer, trade, corporate, association and collegiate publications. In addition to travel, my portfolio covers homes, architecture and fashion. Here are links to some of my travel pieces:

  • MONTERREY: MUSEUMS, MOUNTAINS AND MORE MAKE MEXICAN METROPOLIS A MAGNET, JOURNAL & TOPICS, 1/30/2017
As Mexico’s third-largest metropolis, Monterrey (with two r’s) has long been a global business destination. But it is quickly growing in popularity with pleasure travelers as well.
View from the top of Horno3

View from the top of Horno3

  • AMAZING AMAZON: TROPICAL ADVENTURE STARTS IN PERU WHERE ENVIRONMENTAL WONDERS AWAIT, JOURNAL & TOPICS 11/14/2016

http://www.journal-topics.com/travel/article_9d4c389a-aa83-11e6-bf88-5f67823cd825.html

The Amazon River basin is a tropical wilderness that is pretty much unchanged from when European explorers discovered it nearly 500 years ago.

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Our riverboat home, “La Estrella Amazonica,” is a stately 31-passenger vessel with white-tablecloth dining and teak parquet floors.

 

  • DESERT SPAS, CHICAGO LIFE 10/16/2016

http://bit.ly/2epfTBy

The Sonoran Desert beckons with promises of endless sunshine, towering saguaro cacti and fuchsia sunsets. The area also boasts one of the highest concentrations of resort and day spas in the country.

 

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Couples treatment room at Aji Spa at Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass Resort, Chandler AZ

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  • CHRISTMAS ENCHANTS ALONG THE RHINE RIVER, JOURNAL & TOPICS MEDIA GROUP  9/11/2015

http://bit.ly/1Kduzcf

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Warm, spiced gluhwein at the German Christmas markets is sure to shake the winter chill.

 

  • FRENCH LICK: LGBT HOSPITALITY in INDIANA, WINDY CITY MEDIA GROUP 5/19/2015

http://bit.ly/1FFcAHo

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The grand lobby at the historic French Lick Springs Hotel in Indiana

 

  • SWIMMING WITH WHALE SHARKS IN CANCUN: AN UNDERWATER SAFARI, MEXCONNECT.COM 4/11/2015

http://bit.ly/1HIxtFL

Whale sharks are gentle giants--and mostly vegan. Photo by Cancun CVB

Whale sharks are gentle giants–and mostly vegan. Photo by Cancun CVB

 

  • KOHLER’S WISCONSIN RESORT PROVIDES RENOVATION INSPIRATION, CHICAGO TRIBUNE 3/3/2015

http://trib.in/1NwUq0X

The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin, integrates luxury, leisure and design inspiration.

The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin, integrates luxury, leisure and design inspiration.

 

  •  HolidayMag.co.uk, 11/21/2014

http://www.holidaymag.co.uk/nizuc-resort-can.html

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Reflection pool at sunset, Nizuc Resort and Spa

Ocean Suite at Nizuc Resort and Spa, Cancun

Ocean Suite at Nizuc Resort and Spa, Cancun

 

  •  ADULTS-ONLY SPOTS IN CANCUN, WINDY CITY MEDIA GROUP  12/17/2014

http://bit.ly/1DO074u

Playa Delfines, Cancun, has an adults-only beach.

Playa Delfines, Cancun, has an adults-only beach.

 

 

  • CANCUN RESORT HITS THE PLEASURE SPOT, WINDY CITY MEDIA GROUP 1/7/2014

http://bit.ly/1jkTAab

Oasis Sens lobby at night

Oasis Sens lobby at night

Oasis Sens, Cancun, caters to LGBTQ guests.

Oasis Sens, Cancun, caters to LGBTQ

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