5 Simple Travel Photography Tips — Improve Your Pics Today!

Monument Valley, AZ

Travel Photography Tips Today, everyone has a camera of some sort and everyone is a photographer of some kind. But you don’t have to drop tons of cash on the latest gear and photo gadgets, to get some good shots. Here are some easy ways to improve your travel photos: 1. Get close. Crop in […]



My Midwest: Detroit — In the Motor City without a Motor Vehicle

Guardian Building Detroit

You Can Visit Detroit without a Car Oh, and one thing before you head out,” my Airbnb host said to me as I got ready to walk to dinner. I wrongly assumed a warning was coming about safety. “Don’t be alarmed, but people are friendly here in Detroit. They will say ‘hello’ to you as you […]



Photos: Chicago’s Gold Coast with Windy City Explorers

Chicago Water Tower

Chicago’s Gold Coast One of the things I love about living in a big city is that there is always so much to do. That can seem overwhelming at times so l love finding smaller groups to join that share my interests. From mosaic classes, to long distance bike rides, to meal sharing with strangers, […]



PHOTOS: New Jersey’s Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture Paris Street

Grounds for Sculpture Combine a 42-acre outdoor park and garden with whimsical and larger-than-life sculptures, and you get New Jersey’s Grounds for Sculpture. I’d heard about it and wanted to visit for awhile. And I loved it more than thought I would! It is a magical place where art and nature are always at play. […]



Eat with Locals: Meal Sharing

Family Backyard BBQ

My favorite things about travel (and life really) can basically be summed up in two words: Food. People. And combining the two is just about the best. This culture of sharing food goes back as far as…well, forever really and reaches all corners of the globe whether we are talking about a huge Italian meal […]



My Midwest: Where to Eat in Milwaukee

Cheese Plate Braise

“Milwaukee is having an urban renaissance; it’s arrived. People love to live here,” said Margaret Casey, a long time resident and public relations coordinator at Visit Milwaukee. With the opening of the stunning Milwaukee Art Museum (currently undergoing renovations), designed by world-famous architect, Santiago Calatrava, Milwaukee’s renewal began. Neighborhoods like the Third Ward (the “SoHo of […]



Best of LL World Tour: Photography


Photography is one of my biggest passions. I’ve been doing photography since I was a teen — developing my own film in our school’s darkroom, taking photos for my high school and college newspapers, working at a photography store (when more of them existed), and eventually working professionally in video and television. So of course, photography […]



Where to Eat in Basel


The Food of Basel She was the quintessential chic, cosmopolitan gal-about-town. My guide, Margrit Götz, met me at my hotel and for the next two hours or so showed me some of the best food joints in town. She’s lived in Basel for 30 years and knows this town inside and out. Traveling has pretty much become about […]



Basel: Switzerland’s Most Unique City

Basel City Hall

  For a great finale to the journey, our train ride ends in beautiful Basel. Literally on the corner of France, Germany and Switzerland, this cosmopolitan, Swiss city (and the hometown of Roger Federer) is a great base as both France and Germany are just 10 minutes away and it’s only three hours by train to […]



Video: The Upper Rhine Valley in Under a Minute


My Eurail journey through the Upper Rhine Valley of Germany, France, and Switzerland was so beautiful as this region is one of my favorite in Europe — the tudor and half-timber homes, then centuries-old squares and cathedrals, and the wonderful array of cheeses and locally cured meats. This time I was lucky to also explore […]