Travel

Travel: Small Towns with Big Attractions

Text by Victor Block   B ig cities have a lot going for them. New York's theater district, the monuments and museums in Washington, and major attractions of other urban centers draw visitors from throughout the country...

Traveler’s Trek: Heidelberg, Germany – History, Romance and the Unexpected

Text and Photos by Cheryl Levitan   W hen you think of Germany, if you envision fairy tale forests, cuckoo clocks and castles perched on hills, you are imagining the country’s southwestern region of Baden. Home to the...

Traveler’s Trek: Virtual Visits to Places Near and Far

Text and Photos by Victor Block   I f you've pushed to the back burner dreams of visiting the Big Sur region of California, relaxing on a beach in Australia or mingling with Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney...

Traveler’s Trek: Back to Travel? Consider Amsterdam – Quintessentially Quirky

Text and Photos by Cheryl Levitan   T he year 2020 is behind us and the spring of 2021 is at hand. How appropriate that a year that holds both uncertainty and promise should end in the number...

Traveler’s Trek: Reminiscing – Wine Tasting and Hot Air Balloon Rides in Temecula

Text and Photos by Corey Noelle   W ith the holiday season in the rear view mirror, it is time to find something to look forward to for the new year. If you are among those still working...

Traveler’s Trek: Dreaming and Planning – New York’s Central Park Reimagined

Text and Photos by Cheryl Levitan   C oronavirus, wildfires, blackouts, canceled travel — there’s not been much to love about 2020. Plans to fly to Maryland to celebrate my spunky mom’s 95th birthday? Ditched. Desires to travel...

Traveler’s Trek: Escape to Antiquity

Text and Photos by Cheryl Levitan   I srael may be small, but it is mighty. A country 1/18th the size of California and boasting locales of both the sacred and the serene, Israel is a top tourist destination....

New And Safe Experiences in Familiar Territory: San Luis Obispo County

Text and Photos by Cheryl Levitan   I t continues to be a challenging time for travelers. Flight schedules change like shifting sands, rendering passenger capacity assurances meaningless. Few international destinations welcome U.S. travelers. Even places within our...
Santa Barbara County wine cave

TRAVELERS TREK: On Safely Trekking Again…to California’s Santa Maria Valley

Although it’s never ideal to travel during a pandemic, the summer of COVID-19 has left us with cabin fever, desperate to get away from home. But where to go and how to get there...

Traveler’s Trek: Trekking Again…Close to Home

Photos and text by Cheryl Levitan More than four months have passed since our world dramatically shrank. Although the conse-quences of sheltering in place imposed different burdens on each of us, everyone’s life was upended....