Pleased to have won travel writing awards.

Pleased to have won travel writing awards.

The 2016 travel writing awards from the North American Travel Journalist’s Association were recently announced. I was please to find out I was the recipient of 3 awards. Winning a Silver Award for my post visit story on France was especially gratifying. But I am always happy when I can squeeze into the finalist category as I did for two of my columns.

My Pilgrimage of Remembrance for an Uncle I Never Knew.

My Pilgrimage of Remembrance for an Uncle I Never Knew.

I travel to Holland and Germany interviewing Dutch people at the Holten Canadian Cemetery where he is buried. Then I go to Sogel Germany and am able to find the spot where he was killed in action, and where he was first buried before repatriation to Holten. An emotional but amazing experience. Interviews with many people illuminate a tremendous story of our soldiers, and the Holland people.

No Tablet, No TV.

No Tablet, No TV.

Flying between Denver and Palm Springs last month I thought I might pass the time enjoying an in-flight movie. The problem was, there were no TV screens. This is just one of the major shifts taking place in the aviation industry that will change the way we think about...