A new men’s grooming salon has opened in Deer Park, launched by Kelly and Frank Difino of Long Grove. The Gent’s Place has the look and feel of a club, more than just another barber shop. Publisher Michael Beightol interviewed Kelly recently to share their story.
In late September of 2017, Dana Innocenti of Lake Zurich Travel was invited to become one of only 300 Kauai Master Specialists. Here is an account of her visit to Hawaii’s oldest and northernmost island.
To many people, the world feels like a more dangerous place now than a decade ago. It seems every time we turn to the news recently we find difficult stories about hurricanes, viruses, earthquakes, travel warnings, forest fires, or terrorism. As citizens of the information age, we are constantly subjected to frequent, large-scale amounts of data. There are tremendous benefits…
In the charming alpine hamlet of Oberammergau, and in faithful accordance with a solemn vow, villagers will once again perform The Passion Play in 2020, just as they have every 10 years since 1634. Steeped in history, the event is regarded as the most important passion play in the world. The honored tradition has been performed with little interruption for…
Family pets are often a big part of the family, and it's hard to leave those pals behind when you head out of town. With these simple tips, your pet won't have to miss out on one fun moment of the family's big vacation!
What better way to gather loved ones than at a family reunion? Planning a family reunion can become complicated, especially a reunion involving lots of people. Experienced reunion planners recommend that families begin planning for a reunion a year or so in advance.
Thailand is known for its unparalleled blazing-blue water and pristine beaches, freckled with rocky islands and hemmed by emerald jungle. Yet this Southeast Asian country teems with undiscovered hidden corners. Here is an “Off the beaten track” exploration of three regions all too often overlooked by travelers.
Now more than ever, people are traveling in search of authenticity. They no longer wish to simply visit a destination; instead, they yearn for a deeper sense of understanding and connection. Not content to just visit Paris, bucket list travelers now want wine and cheese pairings or pastry baking workshops. Rather than wishing to see Peru, travelers now dream of…
Scottish Castles have long been associated with romance and excitement, and the green fields of Scotland are rife with them. From the Highlands to Dumfries and Galloway, they range from relics of the 12th century to fine stately homes designed by great 18th century architects, each making you feel that you have stepped right into a fairytale.
Endless options for family fun, diverse dining and entertainment are cornerstones of the new class of mega-cruise ships. You can even find the best in musical entertainment at sea. I’ve sailed on 60+ cruises, so here are highlights of the best of the best.
If you've ever had the good fortune to visit the Hawaiian Islands, you most certainly are grateful for the memories. I have visited all of the islands over the years, and there have been so many wonderful experiences it is hard to choose favorites. They are all so wonderful in their own way. Here are some of my personal highlights: