Monday, December 3, 2018

THERE’S SNOW PLACE LIKE FLORIDA FOR THE HOLIDAYS


By Janet Steinberg

You may not have a white Christmas, but you will have a bright one.   You may not have icicles cascading from the trees and a snowman on your lawn, but you will have twinkling palm trees and Santa on the sand.   Florida during the holiday season is everything you might expect up north…sans the freezing weather.   And, if you can plan to be there a week or so before Christmas, you will have it all at a cost that is considerably less than after the “Social Season” begins around December 20th.  

There are a myriad of great cities in Florida, but for now let’s have a look at some of what Florida’s West Coast has to offer. 

NAPLES, the well-planned city nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and the Everglades, is light years away from the glitz and glitter of some other parts of South Florida.  With its white sandy beaches, cool winter breezes and dreamy sunsets, Naples celebrates the season with the timeless traditions of Christmas tree lightings, Christmas parades, Christmas Lights at Victoria Park and the Nutcracker at Artis-Naples, the premier center for the arts in Southwest Florida. 

CHRISTMAS PAST AT THE INN ON FIFTH IN NAPLES


Monday, November 19, 2018

THIS THANKSGIVING FORGET THE KITCHEN

BY JANET STEINBERG


That most wonderful time of the year is rolling around.  Thanksgiving, the favorite holiday of many, is a time to count your blessings.  And one of Thanksgiving’s best blessings is when you can forget about those hours spent drudging in the kitchen and let someone else handle turkey day for you.  Whether you hop in your car or board a plane, here are some suggestions that will make this year’s Thanksgiving the easiest and most enjoyable ever.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Nothing says holiday more than Rockefeller Center, New York City’s historic landmark in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Rockefeller Center is home to a remarkable collection of art deco motifs and sculptures signifying man’s development in spirit, science and industry.  Prometheus is said to be the best-known sculpture in Rockefeller Center and the most photographed monumental sculpture in all of NYC.  

PROMETHEUS: MOST PHOTOGRAPHED MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE IN  NYC

Monday, November 5, 2018

JANET STEINBERG, OFFICIAL BLOGGER FOR THE TRAVEL AUTHORITY, WINS HER 47th TRAVEL WRITING AWARD

At its semi-annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, Midwest Travel Journalists Association (MTJA) announced the winners of its 2018 MARK TWAIN TRAVEL JOURNALISM CONTEST.
Janet Steinberg, who is our the travel writer for The Travel Authority Travel Blog was awarded the honor in the Digital Articles Category for her article TRAVEL MELDS THE BITTER WITH THE SWEET.
Steinberg’s latest awards brings her total number of travel writing awards to 47...including: 3 Lowell Thomas Awards; Cipriani Award for Best Overall Writer of the Year; Henry E. Bradshaw Award for Best of Show in All Categories; Ohio Buckeye Travel Award; 17 Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Awards and 24 Midwest Travel Journalists Association (MTJA) Awards. 

Janet Steinberg resides in Cincinnati, Ohio but calls the world her home. 



Monday, October 29, 2018

BOO-TIFUL CEMETERIES


BY JANET STEINBERG


Although cemeteries are primarily hallowed resting places for our loved ones, many of them are renowned tourist attractions for taphophiles…people fascinated by cemeteries and gravestones.

REST IN PEACE AT RECOLETA CEMETERY