Springfield, Illinois: Lincoln Still Lives Here

Springfield is the state capital of Illinois and former home of Abraham Lincoln.

Birmingham: A Captivating Southern Crossroads

Birmingham, Alabama is an intriguing microcosm of the contemporary American South.

Vancouver, British Columbia, a Stellar Destination

By Jeff and Virginia Orenstein Vancouver, British Columbia is a great trip: Canada’s Pacific coast gem of a city is a cosmopolitan and approachable metropolis...

Roanoke, Blue Ridge Mountains Worth a Visit

By Jeff and Ginny Orenstein Note: The venues mentioned are open, some by appointment, but check before you go. If you enjoy scenic valley, a mild...

Can’t Travel Due to COVID Restrictions? Take a Virtual Tour of Jewish History

The coronavirus pandemic has given rise to a new form of international travel that allows tourists to skip the lines and the jet lag. Armed...
A Ventnor boardwalk sign reminds walkers, runners and strollers to social distance.

Memorial Day 2020: Not Your Typical Day at the Beach

About a week before Memorial Day weekend, Ocean City, New Jersey, reopened its famed boardwalk and beaches. Ventnor, New Jersey, followed suit on May...
Benji Pollock

Philly Faces: Benji Pollock Rides Solo

When Benji Pollock got back from a coast-to-coast bike trip, he longed for more. In the summer of 2015, he rode with a team from...
Jack Benoff said deals are there to be had for the bold right now, but don’t expect anything but future credit for cancellations.

Travel, Tourism Industries Reel from COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by a previously unseen form of coronavirus, began in Wuhan, China toward the end of 2019. But...
boat tied up at the docks

Sailing the Great Loop: Lifetime Adventure

Want to visit Chicago, the whole Florida coast, New York City, Montreal, Toronto, Cleveland and Detroit on one trip? Howbout doing it by boat? This...
Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

St. Petersburg, Florida Offers Attractions Galore

Located on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Florida, is an exciting place to soak in the Florida...