Galveston Texas. Seven reasons to love this island on the bottom of Texas, from Moody Gardens to the sands of the Strand, Tremont Hotel, and the Pyramid.
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Good Times Are Just Around the Bend at this classic Southern Plantation House: Kevin Kelly’s Dream come true. By Janis Turk Exciting times are just around the bend of the Mississippi River at Houmas House plantation in Louisiana. With the crack of a bottle of champagne against steel girders and the release of butterflies on […]
The Goring, in London, Where You’ll Feel Like Royalty By Janis Turk Before Kate Middleton married Prince William and became Her Royal Highness, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, first she was a guest at The Goring. Standing mere steps from the walls of Buckingham Palace for more than 106-years, The Goring is arguably London’s finest family-owned […]
Experience Portland Oregon’s Best Shopping, Doughnuts, Coffee & More By Janis Turk I love the smell of retail in the morning. So on a sunny Monday in Portland Oregon, after spending the night in the warm embrace of Macy’s department store (its doors and well-dressed window displays flanking the entrance of my hotel) I popped […]
Maui’s Magnificent Hotel, Spa & Retreat Properties By Janis Turk A hundred tourists wearing plastic leis, hula lessons at a giant luau, limbo dancers and karaoke contests in a bar: that’s not my kind of Hawaii. Instead, on the island of Maui, I found two luxurious spa and resort properties that were like a balm […]
America’s Best National Parks aren’t necessarily in the Wild West—they’re in the Pacific By Janis Turk Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia, and Glacier—these names first come to mind when we think of America’s National Parks. But not all of America the Beautiful’s national treasures are found in out west where buffalo roam: the Hawaiian Islands of […]
Ticket to Ride…My Great Scandinavian Rail Adventure By Janis Turk Lately, the word “travel” has seemed synonymous with “hassle”; that is until I took a peaceful easy rail trip through three of the world’s most scenic countries. Sailing through Nordic fjords, gliding past blue glaciers, chugging by train through blue-bell-filled meadows, and pulling into the […]