Finger Lakes

Viking River Cruise through the south of France

Looking back on 2015, a year of travel hits

The only thing better than telling friends you’re going to ‘the south of France’ on a Viking River cruise is actually being on that cruise. Sitting on the deck of the Viking Heimdal, sipping champagne as the ship slipped past the colorful churches, museums and chateaux of Lyon, ranks as one of my 2015 travel … Continue Reading →

Finger Lakes trip yields photos, memories and writing awards

Spring is in full, beautiful bloom in the Finger Lakes region of New York, site of this month’s meeting of the Midwest Travel Writers Association. In addition to lots of  photos, oodles of story ideas and great memories, I brought home three Mark Twain awards, including a first place, in MTWA’s annual travel writing  competition. … Continue Reading →