NYC: Beyond the ‘Apple’ of your eye

New York City is on a literary roll as of late. As one of the most fascinating cities in the world, it has been the subject of countless articles, movies and documentaries, plays and more. Discovering New York City is ...

Rest and rejuvenation in Quebec

I really don’t like the saying, “All good things must come to an end,” because that means it’s time to wrap up this feature series in the beautiful province of Quebec, Canada—but not before I extol the virtues of two ...

Disney World 2014: More magical than ever

The most magical place on earth just got more magical, just in time for the summer vacation season.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and you’re a princess too

At Disney World, there are princesses everywhere. It’s a part of what dreams are made of.

Respites for the mind, body and soul in Quebec

Our next spa stop was Spa Natur’Eau, an oasis that far exceeds your wildest expectations.

For rest and rejuvenation in the beauty of Canada

I was thrilled to be invited to participate in a spa-themed travel writing trip to enjoy four spas in as many days.

Sculptures from ‘Lost Kingdoms’ at the Met

This holiday season is the perfect time to take youngsters to The Metropolitan Museum of Art to view “Lost Kingdoms.”

Ebony Escapes! Along Route 66

Celebrating its 88th birthday this year is one of our country’s most significant icons and an invaluable slice of Americana—Route 66. For many a traveler, Route 66 is on their bucket list of adventures, but before you set out on ...

I’ll see you in court!

Reminiscing over a bygone era can take place in a variety of forms—music, art, the written word, photography—and the latter is the medium that Chris Flook, a telecommunications instructor at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., chose for a summer ...

Celebrating Caribbean-American Heritage Month in Houston

Check out what the largest city in Texas has to offer this June for Caribbean-American Heritage Month.

Oakland: An untold story

Oakland has changed dramatically in the 14 years since I left, offering so much more for denizens and visitors alike.

Many compelling stories, one vibrant city—this is Oakland

Peeling back the multifarious layers of Oakland, California a fusion of distinctive neighborhoods and one of the most diverse cities in the country.

Restoring the Black Pearl: The fall and (hopeful) revival of Atlantic Beach

Sandwiched between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, is a small part of Black history: Grand Strand

Ebony Escapes!to Oakland, the other city by the bay

It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve been here, if ever—the views from the airplane window are always captivating.

Best buys for your travel buck

If you’re like me, you want a lot more simplicity in your life. So I am constantly on the lookout for great ideas, products and gadgets that can help me pare down, reduce stress and travel smarter and lighter.