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Thinking back, it was undoubtedly that still-memorable coming-of-age 1987 surprise hit film, “Dirty Dancing,” that first sparked my interest in in the Catskills. For decades, this beautiful region of New York State was a major year-round draw for millions of East Coast residents looking for fun and relaxation – and the movie brought that innocent, charming era to life.
But when air travel started becoming less expensive and central air conditioning more prevalent, the famed, sprawling “Borsch...
Travel story: First-time river cruise down the Danube with Viking won't be the last.
For as many times as I’d visited island destinations over the years, I’d always shied away from all-inclusive resorts, imagining long buffet lines, crowded swimming pools and watered-down drinks. Even when I heard rave reviews, I never seriously considered going the “full-package” route.
But after floating the idea of a mid-winter getaway to a group of longtime friends to celebrate/escape a “milestone” birthday – mine – I found myself surprised when my Google search ultimately led me to an al...
Feature on new Leonard Bernstein exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia
NJ.com, 9/2016: Travel feature on New York State's Hudson River Valley.
NJ.com/South Jersey Times: Alabama's Gulf Coast, January 4, 2015