Global Traveler’s June issue focuses on wellness. It is easy to forget as a frequent traveler the importance of one’s overall health. Wellness no longer is defined by travelers as simply a culinary choice or standard exercise equipment sitting in a florescent-lit room similar to

Last week. the Taiwan Economic and Culture Office hosted an event in Los Angeles to share how to make delicious cuisine common in Taiwanese homes. In an effort to encourage tourism for all foodies but also third- and fourth-generation families, they flew

Last weekend I was traveling with my daughter’s softball team, as I do most weekends. This particular weekend we found ourselves in Hagerstown, Maryland. With a full schedule, we rarely have time to go out for a nice meal, often settling for pizza or fast

In April, my friend asked me to be her plus one at the wedding of one of her oldest friends. This was the first wedding either of us went to for one of our friends, and we both couldn’t believe it was happening. The wedding

Our annual trek to Walla Walla, Washington's Spring Release Weekend found us searching out some new (to us) wineries to discover in addition to old favorites that we always visit. We really feel like we scored big with our choices of Long Shadows Vintners and

My wife, 3-year-old daughter and I recently had the rare opportunity to escape the harsh reality of a New York winter for a couple weeks. With an invitation to visit my parents in Marco Island, Florida, we discussed the best method of travel. Since we

A few weeks back while celebrating my cousin’s birthday, I was reminded how much I loved going to Asbury Park, New Jersey, as a kid. It always seems so out-of-the-way, and my family tends to stick to our summer beach routine, but throwing in the

In March, I visited Lima. On the night of our arrival, my group went to Astrid y Gastón for dinner. The dinner was absolutely delicious, but one of the courses that really intrigued me, despite not eating meat, was the guinea pig appetizer. In the

It is no surprise these days that airlines find more and more ways to cut costs in an effort to become as efficient as humanly possible. Detailed in a recent article posted on, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz is calling for a change and stop

Recently, my friends and I had the pleasure of getting a tour of the WCIU studios at Weigel Broadcasting in Chicago courtesy of Rich Koz. The legendary Koz is celebrating 40 years as horror host Svengoolie. A Chicago area native, Koz was studying broadcasting at Northwestern

During my recent trip to Chile, I experienced spectacular meals at hotels in Viña del Mar and Santiago. My trip began with a stay at the Sheraton Miramar Hotel & Convention Center in Viña del Mar. We enjoyed an incredible dinner at the property’s ocean-view Las

One of our first winery visits during our weekend in Walla Walla, Washington, for its recent Spring Release Weekend was to Brook & Bull and Vital Winery. We'd first visited a year ago and were looking forward to some great wines. The two share a

Where are you headed this weekend? Or are you going against the trend and staying home for the holiday? According to an article I read on yesterday, 43 million Americans will travel this weekend, either by car, plane or train. With those numbers, who

Over the weekend I read a couple interesting articles that caused a debate among my friends: hotel versus rental. [caption id="attachment_100002" align="alignright" width="353"] © Gustavo Frazao |[/caption] [caption id="attachment_100003" align="alignright" width="308"] © Artur Szczybylo |[/caption] Last month, Brittany Shulman wrote an informative article for Turnkey’s blog

I spent much of the last couple weeks watching women's collegiate softball. Despite the inclement weather, I enjoyed watching my two favorite teams on the road to the Women's College World Series. [caption id="attachment_99802" align="alignright" width="188"] DePaul's Alysia Rodriguez[/caption] [caption id="attachment_99803" align="alignright" width="227"] DePaul Coach Tracie Adix-Zins[/caption] [caption