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 85 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 gallery of the author’s 50 favorite photos taken around the world, 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

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 Back Into Jewish History

| Cruising, Italy, Jewish Travel, Spain, Turkey | No Comments

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

| Jewish Travel, North Macedonia | No Comments

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

| Blog Posts, Mississippi | No Comments

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

| California, Photo Essays | No Comments

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…

Biking Through The King’s History

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Elvis Presley’s Mississippi hometown now offers Elvis-themed bike tours The Arizona Republic — July 15, 2018 TUPELO, Miss. – “Lord almighty, I feel my temperature rising.” I was pedaling my…

Lubbock: Much More than Memories of Buddy Holly

| Texas | 2 Comments

West Texas city offers visitors underrated wine industry, rich ranching history and vibrant arts scene The Arizona Republic — June 17, 2018 LUBBOCK, Texas – Like its favorite son, rock…

Atlantic City’s Famous Boardwalk

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Guest post by Gabe Miller Atlantic City may have the reputation of a city in decline, but its boardwalk remains a sought-after destination. The city is actually attempting to bounce…

24 Hours in Shanghai

| China, Jewish Travel | No Comments

Exploring the city’s inspiring Jewish history during a brief visit Jewish Life Magazine — April 2018 SHANGHAI — China’s largest city of 23 million people features one of the…

Pickleball Hits the High Seas

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Holland America leading the way in adding the sport to cruise ships USA Arizona Republic — April 1, 2018 SOUTH CHINA SEA – Pickleball, one of the fastest growing…

Kosher pad-thai?

| Jewish Travel, Thailand | No Comments

New Chabad facility in Phuket, Thailand opens its doors to throngs of Jewish travelers — February 2018 PHUKET, Thailand — It was a Thursday night last August when Rabbi…

The Magical Mekong

| Cambodia, Cruising, Vietnam | No Comments

River cruise offers unique glimpse into Vietnamese, Cambodian cultures The Arizona Republic — February 18, 2018 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – “Can you please pass the tarantula?” I was joking –…