I’ve been hooked on travel since I took my first overseas trip in college. I’ve visited 49 states (guess which one I’m missing?) and more than 40 countries — and still counting.

Cheesemaker tours are a tasty endeavor in Northern California, Aug. 28, 2018

Outdoorsy Bend offers something for everyone, Aug. 14, 2018

So you like the preppy look? Nantucket is the place for you, June 29, 2018


ice cream
San Francisco Hometown Creamery offers an ice cream flight of five home-made flavors. (Sheryl Jean)

7 San Francisco ice cream parlors worth a summer stop, June 12, 2018

Salt Lake City is gateway to the great outdoors, May 22, 2018

Hikes to hot springs, Colorado town is rich in outdoor activities, March 20, 2018

Kansas City has a secret: It’s a great place to shop, Sept. 7, 2017

Twin Cities: One of the hippest spots to vacation this summer, May 23, 2017

Kansas City
Unruh Furniture is located inside in an old church in Kansas City. (Sheryl Jean)

See beauty in New Zealand on foot: 5 Day Hikes, Feb. 3, 2017

Traveling in retirement is a dream, but high costs could derail plans, Jan. 2017

The joys and challenges of winter camping, Dec. 2016

Stressed out? 5 spas that will help soothe body and soul, Oct. 2016

Done Napa? Have a more intimate wine experience in this California area, Sept. 2016

Travel that’s good for the body and soul (pages 16-21), July 2016

Bealey Spur Track, NZ
One of the views from Bealey Spur Track on New Zealand’s South Island. (Sheryl Jean)

Holiday travel tips, Nov. 2015

Hey holiday travelers: Airports say they’re ready for you, Nov. 2015

Private jet clubs take off, Nov. 2014

Amid ancient pines, April 2011