Janet's Jaunts Blog

Sometimes you need to step away

Sometimes you need to step away from the everyday to really examine life and how it’s being lived. That’s one of the most compelling things about travel as far as I’m concerned,...

Find favorite nativities at annual exhibit in Kirtland

Walking among the many nativities showcased each holiday season is always an interesting experience.  It’s the same Christmas story told in hundreds of different ways. Almost everyone has a favorite. When I...

United to end nonstops to popular Florida cities

Perhaps it’s the arrival of Frontier Airlines in Cleveland that has partially caused  it, but United has announced it will end its popular nonstops to Fort Myers, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale on...

Portugal passage to Spain

Storks high in their nests, long white necks stretched as if they’re curious. Black pigs snuffling beneath oaks that haven’t changed color. Old cork trees, their bark harvested to make a wide...

Car sharing – idea whose time has come

Car sharing is an idea whose time has come, especially for the museum dense University Circle neighborhood where parking and walking – especially in winter – can be problematic. Car sharing arrives...

Headed to Portugal and Spain

A week from now I’ll be on my way to Lisbon to explore the southern part of that country before crossing over into Spain where I’ll visit Seville and Cordoba before going...

Blast from past

 I’m writing about a new book, “The Best Place to Be Today” for the December travel section. It lists great places to be every day of the year and, if you’re like...

Coincidences from other side of the world

Some days I just LOVE the internet! My Wednesday began with an email from a former Willoughby guy living in Malaysia who read my Monday story online about Carl Roberts who died...

Searching for Commies in wrong Cuban places

“Searching for Commies in all the wrong places” was my suggested headline for the second story in the Cuba series, which goes to readers on Aug. 10. Either that was just too...

Ontario countryside an extraordinary road trip

My weekend girlfriends getaway with friend Judy from Toronto was a lot of fun. We headed east of her city to Prince Edward County, a drive-to island tucked next to the north...