This Thanksgiving Forget The Kitchen

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…

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. Read more…

Wapakoneta: Honoring America’s

depicting one of the most dangerous missions in history, will light up the silver screen in theaters around the country.   This biographical drama is the riveting story behind Neil Armstrong’s mission to the moon, one of the most dangerous missions in history. By now you are probably wondering what a movie production is doing in a travel column….

The 10 Commandments of Travel

I. THOU SHALT BEWARE OF BARGAINS. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Some unsavory merchants around the world are licking their chops awaiting the arrival of naïve tourists. A ‘Louis Vuitton ’purse is not always a Louis Vuitton purse…a ‘Hermes’ scarf is not always a Hermes scarf…and a ‘Rolex’ watch…

Kentucky Distilled: National Bourbon Heritage Month

Sample the spirit of Kentucky during September…National Bourbon Heritage Month.  Throughout the United States, the month of September marks the annual celebration of bourbon as America’s “Native Spirit”. On August 2, 2007, the US Senate declared September as “National Bourbon Heritage Month.”  The bill, sponsored by the late Kentucky Senator and Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, passed by unanimous consent.  The bill reinforces the 1964 Act of Congress that declared bourbon “America’s Native Spirit” by celebrating the family heritage, tradition…

The Time of Your Life

“The fundamental things apply, as time goes by.”    –Casablanca-1942 Clocks make a statement.  You can be transported back in time or catapulted into the future just by looking at a clock.  Timepieces, differing around the world, can range from medieval to modern…serious to quirky.  They may be works of art, set a mood or give a…

Helsinki, Finland: Finntastic!

Tervetuloa Helsinkiin. (Welcome to Helsinki.) Helsinki, located on the southern coast of Finland (called Suomi by the Finns), has had more than its share of press since the Helsinki Summit.    However, prior to its recent political exposure, this handsome “White City of the North” has long been an under-the-radar destination.  Nevertheless, it is one city…

Cool Pools: From Here to Infinity

  Cool it!  As summer’s thermostat reaches OMG numbers, it’s time to hang out by the pool.  Forget ye ole swimming hole and head for the most beautiful pool ever…the infinity pool. ‘What in the world’, you may ask, ‘is an infinity pool?’  Infinity has been defined as a quality of having no limits or end,…