Travel Stories

I am a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the Bay Area Travel Writers, which have both recognized travel stories of mine in their annual awards. I also received three 2014 awards and two 2015 awards from the North American Travel Journalists Association. Here are articles of mine that can be found online:

Here’s my story on South American wine destinations for the United Airlines travel site (April 16, 2018).

Here’s my story on Earth Day weekend getaways for the United Airlines travel site (April 13, 2018).

Here’s my story on the Tahitian islands for the United Airlines travel site (April 10, 2018).

Here’s my story on Hamburg for the United Airlines travel site (March 30, 2018).

Here’s my story on Cinco de Mayo Celebrations for the United Airlines travel site (March 21, 2018).

Here’s my story on Top Film-Location Cities for the United Airlines travel site (Feb. 27, 2018).

Here’s my story on Top Experiences in Reykjavik for the United Airlines travel site (Feb. 23, 2018).

Here’s my story on Family-Friendly San Francisco for the United Airlines travel site (Jan. 25, 2018).

Here’s my story on MLK Weekend Getaways for the United Airlines travel site (Dec. 28, 2017).

Here’s my story on 2018 Travel Hotspots for the United Airlines travel site (Dec. 18, 2017).

Here’s my story on Best Northern Lights Cities for the United Airlines travel site (Dec. 4, 2017).

Here’s my story on Family-Friendly Holiday Getaways for the United Airlines travel site (Nov. 10, 2017).

Here’s my print and online story on Marin County kayaking for Marin Magazine and marinmagazine.com (Nov. 2017).

Here’s my story on Fall Harvest Festivals for the United Airlines travel site (Oct. 11, 2017).

Here’s my story on Winter Holiday Fun in San Francisco for the Starwood travel site (October 2017).

Here’s my story on Dream Events Worldwide for the United Airlines travel site (Sept. 20, 2017).

Here’s my story on Resorts with Bragging Rights for The Wall Street Journal (Sept. 10, 2017).

Here’s my story on Sydney, Australia, for the United Airlines travel site (Sept. 7, 2017).

Here’s my story on Family-Friendly Denver for the United Airlines travel site (Aug. 23, 2017).

Here’s my story on Family-Friendly Washington, D.C. for the United Airlines travel site (Aug. 17, 2017).

Here’s my story on Labor Day Festivals for the United Airlines travel site (Aug. 10, 2017).

Here’s my story on Family-Friendly Chicago for the United Airlines travel site (Aug. 9, 2017).

Here’s my story on the Types of Family Vacations for the United Airlines travel site (Aug. 3, 2017).

Here’s my story about Downtown Phoenix for the Starwood travel site (August 2017).

Here’s my story on Tennis Getaways for the Starwood travel site (July 2017).

Here’s my story on Fourth of July Celebrations for the United Airlines travel site (June 22, 2017).

Here’s my story on LGBT-Friendly Cities for the United Airlines travel site (June 20, 2017).

Here’s my story on Fourth of July Celebrations for the United Airlines travel site (June 22, 2017).

Here’s my story on LGBT-Friendly Cities for the United Airlines travel site (June 20, 2017)

Here’s my story on Road Trip Tips for the Starwood travel site (June 2017).

Here’s my story on San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury District for The Wall Street Journal (May 20, 2017).

Here’s my story on Arizona outdoor activities for the United Airlines travel site (May 11, 2017).

Here’s my story on U.S. Hiking Destination Cities for the United Airlines travel site (May 9, 2017).

Here’s my story on Exploring New Jersey for the Starwood travel site (April 2017).

Here’s my story on Asia’s Most Magical Temples for the United Airlines travel site (March 21, 2017).

Here’s my story on St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Worldwide for the United Airlines travel site (March 10, 2017).

Here’s my story on NE Puerto Rico Adventures for the Starwood travel site (March 2017).

Here’s my story on Luxurious Experiences in Osaka for the Starwood travel site (March 2017).

Here’s my story on the Best Mexico Destinations for the United Airlines travel site (Feb. 15, 2017).

Here’s my story on Triathlon Costs for the Chase Bank news site (January 25, 2017).

Here’s my story on America’s Best Museums for the United Airlines travel site (Jan. 16, 2017).

Here’s my story on 2017 Travel Hotspots for the United Airlines travel site (Jan. 4, 2017).

My Bordeaux article and photos appears on pages 6-9 in the 2017 Taste of Travel anthology.

Here’s my story on Big Holiday Parades for the United Airlines travel site (Dec. 22, 2016).

Here’s my story on an Amazing Rock Balancer for The National (Amtrak’s magazine: Dec. 2016/Jan. 2017).

Here’s my story on Paris for the United Airlines travel site (Nov. 29, 2016).

Here’s my story on Top NFL Cities for the United Airlines travel site (Nov. 7, 2016).

Here’s my story on the TreeSpirit Project for Hemispheres (Nov. 2016).

Here’s my story on Fall Foliage Escapes for the United Airlines travel site (Oct. 27, 2016).

Here’s my story on a San Francisco Bay restoration effort for the Silicon Valley Community Foundation magazine (Fall 2016).

Here’s my story on America’s Top 10 National Parks for the United Airlines travel site (Aug. 24, 2016).

Here’s my story on America’s first cruise-ship captain for Porthole Cruise Magazine (May/June 2016).

Here’s my story on repurposed forts for The Wall Street Journal (July 2, 2016).

Here’s my story on the explosion of new microbreweries in San Francisco for Draft Magazine (Jan./Feb. 2016).

Here’s my story on Austria’s Stubai region in Senior Living Magazine (May 2015).

Here’s my story on surprise adventures in The Wall Street Journal (March 14-15, 2015).

Here’s my award-winning story on cycling through Germany’s Mosel Wine Country in TheWineBuzz (Jan./Feb. 2015: p. 12).

Here’s my story on the S.F. Giants ballpark on mapquest.com (May 2014).

Here’s my story on Mazatlan’s Carnaval in the Houston Chronicle (Feb. 2014).

Here’s my award-winning profile of AmaWaterways executive Kristen Karst in PORTHOLE CRUISE (Dec. 2013).

Here’s my story on firefighter-related places in the West in the San Francisco Chronicle Travel section (Feb. 2013).

Here’s my story on Basque places in the West in the San Francisco Chronicle Travel section (July 2012).

Here’s my story on running hotspots in the San Francisco Chronicle Travel section (May 2012).

Here’s my story on Wales’ Coast Path in Budget Travel Magazine (May/June 2012).

Here are my stories on the art & culture and food & wine in Italy’s Marche region on PeterGreenberg.com (Aug. 2011).

Here’s my story on great pipe organs in the San Francisco Chronicle Travel section (Dec. 2011).

Here’s my story on U.S. islands for EXPERIENCE LIFE (June 2010).

Here’s my story on Wales for MARIN (April 2010).

Here’s my story on Germany’s Mosel River wine region for MARIN (Oct. 2009).

Here’s my story on Northern Arizona active adventures for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE (Nov. 2008).

Here’s my story on America’s best hot-springs towns for EXPERIENCE LIFE MAGAZINE (Nov. 2008).

Here’s my feature on Bay Area B&Bs that specialize in hosting weddings for the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE MAGAZINE (Jan. 2006).

In 2010-2011, I published more than 150 articles (most with my photos) on attractions, restaurants, wineries, parks and other places for Hello Metro sites (HelloSanFrancisco.com, HelloLongBeach.com, HelloBoise.com and many others throughout the West).  Here are the places and major events I’ve written about for those sites:

SAN FRANCISCO

Walt Disney Museum

Exploratorium

Chinatown

Ferry Building Marketplace

Fisherman’s Wharf

Alcatraz

S.F. Waterfront

Cable Cars

Golden Gate Park

Sports Basement

Ocean Beach

MOMA

Nob Hill

Union Square

De Young Museum

Red & White Fleet

The Marina

Kara’s Cupcakes

RocketBoat

Pier 39

International Spy Shop

Asian Art Museum

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Baker Beach

Coit Tower

North Beach (neighborhood)

Beat Museum

California Academy of Sciences

Vintage Streetcars/Streetcar Museum

Cliff House

Alioto’s

Waterfront Restaurant

Press Club

Ruby Skye

St. Francis Fountain

Yoshi’s

Urban Tavern

Stinking Rose

McCormick & Kuleto’s

Garden Court at The Palace

Beach Chalet/Park Chalet

Neptune’s Palace

Greens Restaurant

Chinese New Year Parade

Tour of California (bike race)

Mission Dolores

Haight-Ashbury neighborhood & tour

Espetus

Calzone’s

San Francisco 49ers

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Sunset District

Litquake Festival

Hornblower Cruises

Squat & Gobble

Palio d’Asti

Museum of the African Diaspora

Cartoon Art Museum

Pacific Heights

Westfield S.F. Centre

S.F. Symphony Holiday Concerts

Holidays on The Embarcadero

San Francisco Giants

Bocadillos

Marina Green

Buena Vista Cafe

The Punch Line

Fort Mason Center

Bike the Bridge

Ripley’s San Francisco

Bay to Breakers

Burke Williams Spa

San Francisco Italian Restaurants

Bay Area Italian Restaurants

Source

Sunday Brunches with Ocean Views

San Francisco Shopping

TCHO Chocolate Tour

S.F. Vegetarian Restaurants

SAN MATEO/SANTA CLARA COUNTIES

LB Steak

The Grill on the Alley

Triton Museum of Art

The Tech Museum

Santana Row

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Winchester Mystery House

Stanford University

Filoli

MacArthur Park Palo Alto

Pez Museum

Hiller Aviation Museum

La Costanera

Kincaid’s Burlingame

Sawyer Camp Trail

Cantor Museum (Stanford)

Pumpkin Festival (Half Moon Bay)

ZERO1 Festival

Radio City Rockettes

Santa Clara University

Moss Beach Distillery

Oceano Half Moon Bay

Hillsdale Shopping Center

Sam’s Chowder House

Navio at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

A La Carte & Art Festival – Mountain View

Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show

Osterio Coppa

San Mateo County History Museum

MARIN

Mt. Tamalpais

S.F. Bay kayaking

Piatti

Point Reyes Natl. Seashore

Left Bank Larkspur

Sausalito Art Festival

China Camp State Park

Downtown San Anselmo

Samuel Taylor State Park

Downtown Fairfax

Muir Woods

Muir Beach

Tavern at Lark Creek

NAPA/SONOMA

Castello di Amorosa

Napa Valley Wine Train

Healdsburg Dine Around

Napa General Store

Oxbow Public Market

Napa Tasting Rooms

Downtown Napa Hotels

Ubuntu

Napa Opera House

Earth Day in the Wine Country

Dry Creek Valley Wineries

OAKLAND

Oakland A’s

SANTA CRUZ/MONTEREY

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

SACRAMENTO

Crocker Art Museum

Lake Natoma Aquatics Center

Hot Italian

Le Rivage

State Capitol

Capitol Park

Sutter’s Fort

Cafe Bernardo

The California Museum

Cafeteria 15L

The Park Downtown

CSUS

Old Sacramento

LAKE TAHOE

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Ciera at Montbleu

Red Hut

Edgewood Tahoe

Stateline Casinos

Friday’s Station-Harrah’s

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Tony’s on the Pier

Redondo Pier & Harbor

Baleen Los Angeles

Redondo Voyager cruises

Redondo Hermosa Strand

Brixton

ORANGE COUNTY

OC Zoo

Irvine Regional Park

Pretend City

Yard House Irvine

The Improv Irvine

YOSEMITE AREA

Ducey’s on the Lake

RENO AREA

University of Nevada-Reno

National Automobile Museum

Nevada Museum of Art

Riverwalk Arts District

Freight House District

Spa Toscana

Atlantis Casino Resort

Atlantis Steakhouse

Squeeze In

BOISE, IDAHO

Idaho Wineries

Downtown Boise Hotels

Downtown Boise Restaurants

Boise State University

Basque Block

Idaho State Historical Museum

Idaho Capitol

Old Pen

Zoo Boise

Birds of Prey

Julia Davis Park

Boise’s Healthy Restaurants

Boise River Greenbelt