Designhotel am Stadtgarden – Freiburg, Germany

Guest room at Hotel am Stadtgarden (hotel photos Ron Bernthal)

  Hotel Review -  Designhotel am Stadtgarten, Freiburg, Germany   I was visiting Freiburg for one night and needed an affordable and clean hotel property within walking distance, or a short tram ride, from the historic Münsterplatz (Cathedral Square) and … Continue reading

America’s Largest WW II Reenactment Takes Place at D-Day Conneaut, Ohio, Aug 22-23

GIs hit the shores of Lake Erie in authentic Higgens Boats, during D-Day Conneaut, America's largest World War II reenactment, taking place Aug.  22-23, 2014.

Over 1,400 reenactors from all over the Untied States and Canada will converge on Conneaut, Ohio, August 22-23, 2014, to replay D-Day, making this America’s largest World War II reenactment. D-Day Conneaut, which is free to the public, is a … Continue reading

New York State Highlights Nifty New Attractions Across State for Travelers

The magnificent Hudson River Valley. There is still time to explore this summer and fall © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

There is still time to take advantage of the many new and exciting activities available across New York State this summer and into the fall. With new thrill rides, dining venues and entertainment concepts, as well as new ways to … Continue reading

Consumer Reviews Reveal 20 Most Popular “WOW” Cruise Ships for Families

Enjoying the Flowrider on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, voted one of the 20 most popular ships for families © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas and Celebrity Eclipse top the list of the 20 most popular cruise ships for families. The list is based on reviews from thousands of cruise travelers gathered between January and June 2014 by CruiseCompete, … Continue reading

Flight Review: UNITED AIRLINES, STUTTGART – NEWARK, BUSINESS/FIRST

United Airlines 757-200 seat configuration.

Flight Review:   United Airlines Stuttgart (STR) – Newark  (EWR), Business/First   United Airlines operates the only daily, non-stop flight from the New York City area to Stuttgart, in southwest Germany, and for travelers heading to this region it is the … Continue reading

Blackbird Kitchen, Bozeman, Montana – Restaurant Review

Visitors, local business folks, ranchers and kids mingle casually for dinners at Blackbird Kitchen on Main Street, Bozeman.  (photo Ron Bernthal)

Blackbird Kitchen, Bozeman, Montana by Ron Bernthal During the past decade Bozeman, Montana, has been quietly revitalizing its 19th-century downtown buildings and along with its stunning location in the Gallatin River Valley, surrounded by six mountain ranges, has been attracting … Continue reading

Cube Restaurant – Stuttgart, Germany

Kunstmuseum-Stuttgart illuminated at night.  Cube restaurant is located on top floor of building.    (photo courtesy Kunstmuseum-Stuttgart)

Cube Restaurant – Stuttgart, Germany Review: Ron Bernthal The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart opened in 2005 on a lovely, historic square in the middle of the city. The museum’s collection of mostly European contemporary art is outstanding, and the building itself, a … Continue reading

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia Eco-Experience Explores Southeast Asia’s First UNESCO Geopark

One of the creatures that might be encountered on the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi in Malaysia's new family-friendly Mangroves & Eagles Safari through the dramatic Kilim Karst, Southeast Asia's first UNESCO Geopark.

The Four Seasons Resort Langkawi in Malaysia now offers a family-friendly Mangroves & Eagles Safari through the dramatic Kilim Karst, Southeast Asia’s first UNESCO Geopark. Guest take a private boat from the Resort’s Serai beach and in just a few … Continue reading

USTiA Quiz Tests Your Knowledge of Travel Safety & Health

Climbing Mt. Liamuiga in St. Kitts. USTiA's TRIP site offers helpful hints on traveling safely outdoors and in national parks, in the US and abroad © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

What services do US embassies provide abroad? How can you recover from jet lag? How do you ensure your safety in a new destination? Where should you sit in a plane to avoid motion sickness? These are among the questions … Continue reading

Villas of Distinction Highlights Advantages of Villa Vacation Rental through Experts

A la Mer,on Great Cruz Bay, St. John, has 9 bedrooms, sleeps 22 and has 9 1/2 bathrooms, one of thousands of privately-owned villas in more than 50 luxurious destinations that can be booked through Villas of Distinction.

The travel planning experts at Villas of Distinction®, one of the world’s premier villa rental companies, share five travel advantages of booking a villa vacation through a travel expert: Don’t waste time endlessly searching. Many people just don’t have time … Continue reading