Steve Winston (www.stevewinston.com) is a Fort Lauderdale-based journalist who’s been writing about travel and tourism for 30 years. He’s written/contributed to 17 books, and his articles have appeared in major media all over the world. He was formerly Editorial Director of the largest inflight-magazine publisher in the world, and later on, Communications Director at a large resort company. He currently writes for several travel, business, and arts publications; blogs for several websites; and writes for the State of Florida Division of Tourism.
In pursuit of "The Story," he’s been shot at in Northern Ireland, been a cowboy in Arizona, trained with a rebel militia in the jungle, jumped into an alligator pit, climbed 15,000-foot mountains, flown World War II fighter planes in aerial “combat,” climbed glaciers in Alaska, and explored ice caves in Switzerland. Steve Winston is a longtime member of the Society of American Travel Writers.
It's that time of year again...where spirits are higher, people smile more, and winter takes on a wonderful, warm glow in which snow is beautiful rather than a bother. It really is the happ-happ-happiest time of the year.
Hard to believe it's almost the Fourth of July. And here are my favorite places to spend this happy holiday...some with "fireworks" all weekend, and others with a relaxed, laid-back vibe that just invites you to let go of all your cares...
All over America, there are wild and wacky alternatives to traditional places to stay when we travel. B&B's and small inns are emerging from all sorts of buildings that had previous lives...in many cases, about as far from "places to stay" as you could possibly imagine.
Spring has sprung! With it comes a number of very interesting - and, often, unusual - "experiences" this year! And this is the best time of year to do, experience, and see them!
It's that time of year, again, when there's a run on flower shops - and probably jewelry shops, too - all over America. Valentine's Day!
Time to break out the skis, the boots, the sweaters and the ski jackets. Time to check the bindings. Time to pick a skiing spot, and to make the plane reservations.
When it comes to fall foliage, America is truly blessed...with spectacular, breath-taking autumn scenes of falling leaves of every color in the rainbow...and then some.
There's something very special about late summer. In many places, there's the first cool hint of fall in the air, and the promise of a season bountiful with colors and crops.
Nothing says "America" - especially to the rest of the world - like authentic Western ranches. And there must be something to this. Because authentic Western ranches are not a thing of the past.
With the official start of summer this Memorial Day weekend, are you looking for an out-of-the-ordinary summer escape, away from the crowds? Well...there are some great ones!
This is Mother's Day weekend. And, to paraphrase a famous American company's phrase...she deserves a break today!
Europe, perhaps more than any other continent, is known for its picturesque old villages. There are so many, in fact, that we could easily do a travel column on the Top 10 villages in each country!
Ahhh...Spring Break. The time when a young man's and a young woman's fancy turns to...Hey, wait a minute! What about us adults?
I love interesting hotels. It doesn't matter where they are, or if they're famous or unknown. If they're interesting - if they have some element that makes them unique - I love it.
Art, they say, is a personal matter. And what's "High Art" to one person could, of course, be "junk" to another. But what about "artsy" towns?
Mid-Sized cities often have many of the advantages of larger cities, but less of the disadvantages (rush-hour traffic, etc.).
Our last travel column was on my Top 10 ski resorts in America. But America's hardly the only place where the weather is cold, the skiing is cool, the nightlife is hot, and the winter-wonderland scenery is breathtaking.