Click on the map below to learn more about these travel destinations written about and photographed by the author is devoted to travelers who enjoy visiting destinations that are off the beaten path — in some cases about as far off the path as you can get!

There are more than 100 articles by the author — all published in newspapers and magazines around the world — supplemented with numerous photos and videos from each destination designed to give you the objective information you need to make informed travel decisions.  In addition to stories about such popular destinations as Paris, Bangkok and New Orleans, you’ll also find articles profiling more exotic and hard-to-reach locales — places like Minsk, Moorea and MoldovaSlovenia, Srpska and Spitsbergen … Greenland, Iceland and Swaziland.

There also are sections on cruising, Jewish travel, sports abroad, a photo essays section and a more in-depth blog, giving unique insights into these fascinating destinations that you won’t find anywhere else.

Whether you’re seeking your next great adventure or simply looking to indulge your love of travel from the comfort of your armchair, happy travels!  All articles and photos are copyright protected and may not be used without the written consent of the author.

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— Dan Fellner

Durango Road Trip: 4 Don’t-Miss Things to See and Do

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Southwestern Colorado town offers plenty of wide-open spaces to enjoy area’s attractions USA Arizona Republic — October 18, 2020 DURANGO, Colorado – If ever there was a tourist destination…

Highway 1: A Cool COVID Summer Getaway

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California road trip offers welcome respite from quarantine monotony and Arizona heat The Arizona Republic — August 30, 2020 CAMBRIA, California – Otter and Boone had the right idea. Feeling…

“McSpaghetti”? Unique Items Served at the Golden Arches Around the World

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Overseas McDonald’s can offer interesting cultural insights The Arizona Republic — February 23, 2020 LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – “Would you like fries with your spaghetti?” The young lady behind the…

Skopje: Tempe’s Intriguing Sister City

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New ASU course explores groundbreaking relationship between two cities The Arizona Republic — January 22, 2020 SKOPJE, North Macedonia – Ever since the city of Tempe made groundbreaking history nearly…

Buenos Aires’ Kosher McDonald’s

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Hold the cheese, hold the sauce, at unique McDonald’s in Argentine shopping mall December 26, 2019 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – There are nearly 40,000 McDonald’s restaurants around the world that…

Oregon’s Dazzling Neon Sign Museum

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Electrifying exhibits illuminate history of neon advertising The Arizona Republic — November 24, 2019 THE DALLES, Oregon – David Benko is to neon signs what Jeff Bezos is to online…

Cruising the Columbia River Gorge

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Scenery and history highlights of trip to Pacific Northwest The Arizona Republic/USA — November 10, 2019 STEVENSON, Washington – Meriwether Lewis and William Clark weren’t exactly sure where they…

Monaco: Playground of the Rich and Famous

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Visit to tiny country highlight of Mediterranean Sea cruise The Arizona Republic/USA — September 22, 2019 MONTE CARLO, Monaco – No wonder James Bond loved hanging out here so…

Cruising Through Europe Back Into Jewish History

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Three must-see Jewish sites on a Mediterranean Sea voyage — September 15, 2019 MEDITERRANEAN SEA — A luxury cruise on the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea features all…


Norway’s Spectacular Sognefjord

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Cruising the longest navigable fjord in the world The Arizona Republic — August 18, 2019 SKJOLDEN, Norway – There is a reason the Sognefjord – the longest navigable fjord in…

The Jews of North Macedonia

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Skopje’s Jewish community survives despite near annihilation during the Holocaust June 20, 2019 SKOPJE, North Macedonia – Like many countries in Eastern Europe, North Macedonia offers visitors wanting a glimpse…

Skopje: Statue City

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North Macedonia’s capital offers visitors unique and plentiful sculptures The Arizona Republic — May 5, 2019 SKOPJE, North Macedonia – If a city’s beauty can be gauged by the number,…

The Irrawaddy: Cruising Back in Time in Myanmar

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Trip on Scenic Aura offers glimpse into Kipling’s 19th-century Burma The Arizona Republic — April 7, 2019 MANDALAY, Myanmar – Rudyard Kipling brought worldwide attention to Myanmar – then part…

Coke: You Can’t Beat the Feeling

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A thirst-quenching look at the soft drink’s surprising history at a Mississippi museum   VICKSBURG, Miss. — This placid town of 50,000 people on the east bank of the Mississippi…

Rollin’ on the River

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Cruising the Mississippi on the paddlewheel-propelled American Duchess The Arizona Republic — January 13, 2019 THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER – Big wheel keep on turning. John Fogerty’s 1969 iconic song…

Bagels on the Bayou

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New Orleans is home to a unique and surprisingly vibrant Jewish community — January 6, 2019 NEW ORLEANS — A “po-boy shrimp” sandwich, chicken jambalaya, and red beans and…

A sticky situation in California

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San Luis Obispo’s quirky Bubblegum Alley   SAN LUIS OBISPO, California – Walk down the wrong alley on Higuera Street in downtown San Luis Obispo and you could find yourself…

SLO and Easy

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San Luis Obispo County offers a slow-paced, but action-packed vacation destination The Arizona Republic — November 25, 2018 SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, California – The locals in this central California…

Cruising to Cuba

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Antique cars a highlight of trip to formerly off-limits Caribbean island The Arizona Republic — September 16, 2018 HAVANA, Cuba – The first thing you notice is the cars. Say…

The Somme Battlefields

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Site of savage World War I battle in France moving part of Seine River cruise The Arizona Republic — August 19, 2018 VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, France – For such a stunningly beautiful…