I’ve been hooked on travel since my first overseas trip to study abroad in college. I’ve visited 49 states (guess which one is left?) and about 45 countries — and still counting.

How one Texas couple carved out a corner of Napa Valley with boutique winery, July 18, 2019

California’s newest grape-growing region: Now wine labels may take catch, April 4, 2019

olive trees
McEvoy Ranch in Northern California is one of the nation’s largest producers of certified organic extra virgin olive oil. (Sheryl Jean)

Make multigenerational family travel fun and hassle free, Jan. 8, 2019

Olive oil tourism? At California ranch, it’s a sensory experience, Dec. 26, 2018

Dallas-linked Hall Wines makes a statement in Napa Valley, Sept. 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Kansas City
An old church is home to Unruh Furniture in Kansas City, Mo. (Sheryl Jean)

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

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

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

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

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