The Daily Traveler

Five Reasons I Love ScottsdaleThe Daily Traveler is a biweekly travel column I write for The Daily News, a newspaper in my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. I write destination reports, report on the latest travel trends, and anything else in the travel sphere for an educated reader in the Memphis metro area. I write about destinations that Memphis travelers are likely to consider (Disney World, Gulf Coast beaches or New York City). But I also love to find off-the-beaten-path spots, at least for us Southerners. That might include a week in the English countryside or a weekend in Traverse City, Michigan.

Below are links to all of my columns, which appear on the first, third and fifth Thursdays of every month.

“Relaxation Awaits in Puerto Vallarta” (Oct. 19, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Jump Around With the Fans in Madison” (Oct. 5, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Travel in Times of High Alert” (Sept. 21, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Top US Fall Destinations” (Sept. 7, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Italy’s Enchanted Five Lands” (Aug. 31, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Finding Glamour, Beauty on The French Riviera” (Aug. 17, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“48 Hours in Provence” (Aug. 3, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Costa Brava Brings Spanish Coast to Life” (July 20, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Friendliness Drives Barcelona’s Attraction” (July 6, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“June Travel is the Worst” (June 29, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“When Child Travelers Become Cynics” (June 1, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“It’s Great Time to Fly to Europe” (May 18, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Mission Failure: One Day at Disney” (May 4, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“One Day With Harry Potter in Orlando” (April 20, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Uncovering Beautiful Miami Beach” (April 6, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“The Art of the Catch at Spring Training” (March 30, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“The Art of Italy Museum Reservations” (March 16, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Getting to Know Dallas” (March 2, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Finding Weekend Escape in Tuscaloosa” (Feb. 16, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Never Too Young for History Travel” (Feb. 2, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Spring Break Ideas From Memphis” (Jan. 19, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Bucket List Now Guiding The Way” (Jan. 5, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Consider These Disappearing Destinations” (Dec. 29, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Gatlinburg Reopens” (Dec. 15, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Saving Money on 2017 Travel” (Dec. 1, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Finding Epic in Trip to The American West” (Nov. 17, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“All Roads End in Hollywood” (Nov. 3, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Driving Into Western Ovens” (Oct. 20, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Be Sure to Plan Ahead for Utah’s National Parks” (Oct. 6, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Zion’s Majesty Seen From the Narrows” (Sept. 29, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“All Monuments Are Grand in Arizona” (Sept. 15, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Hiking Red Rock Beauty of Utah” (Sept. 1, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Getting Mile High in Denver” (Aug. 18, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Finding the Old West in Dodge City” (Aug. 4, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Oklahoma City Districts Worth a Visit” (July 21, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Record July Fourth Travel Forecasted” (June 30, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Finding Baseball Heaven in Iowa” (June 16, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“San Antonio By Bike Share” (June 2, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Late Flights Cause Airport Drama” (May 19, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Anticipating Summer Travel Season” (May 5, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Alabama Beaches Provide Relaxing Alternative” (April 21, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Travel in a World of Warnings” (April 7, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Vancouver Features Tastes for All Seasons” (March 31, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Road Trip Across Northern England” (March 17, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Slow Down to Dream” (March 3, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Think About Spring Break a New Way” (Feb. 18, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Valentine’s Ignites Travel Desires” (Feb. 2, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Fort Lauderdale for Beach, Adventure” (Jan. 19, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“2016 Could Be Banner Year for Travel” (Jan. 5, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Birmingham Offers More Than Bowl Game” (Dec. 22, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Christmas in Kentucky” (Dec. 8, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Paris Remains Open for Travel” (Nov. 24, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Holiday Travel Projections Up” (Nov. 10, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Check Your Passport Before Traveling” (Oct. 27, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Puerto Rico Provides Tropical Alternative” (Oct. 13, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Five Fall Trips to Consider” (Sept. 29, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“US Travel on the Rise for Fall” (Sept. 15, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Travel Magic Happens at Sunrise” (Aug. 25, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Baseball’s Missed Chances” (Aug. 11, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Exploring Family Side of St. Louis” (July 21, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Tackling the Horrific Sounds of Travel” (July 7, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“I Survived Disneyland” (June 23, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Finding SoCal Vibe in Carlsbad” (June 9, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Five Ways to Save Money on Summer Travel” (May 19. 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Strong Dollar Means Europe Savings” (May 5, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Nature is a Stage in San Juan Islands” (April 21, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Exploring an Arizona Oasis” (April 7, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Inside a Travel Planner’s Madness” (March 24, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Natchez Trace Mixes Beauty, History” (March 10, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Baseball Heaven Found in Phoenix”  (Feb. 24, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Top Domestic Destinations for Americans” (Feb. 10, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“When Vacation Rentals Make More Sense” (Jan. 27, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Discovering Winter Hotel Deals” (Jan. 13, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Travel Trends for 2015” (Dec. 30, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Gifts for Family Travelers” (Dec. 23, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Southwest Could Offer International Hope” (Dec. 16, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Bargain Travel Hotspots for 2015” (Dec. 2, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Handling the Stress of Thanksgiving Air Travel” (Nov. 18, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Tuesday or Sunday: Settling the Airfare Debate” (Nov. 4, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Las Vegas Without Gambling” (Oct. 21, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Five Reasons to Consider Traverse City” (Oct. 7, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Finding Inspiration at Dawn in Albuquerque” (Sept. 23, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“The Best Education Comes When Traveling” (Sept. 9, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Discover Labor Day Getaways Close to Home” (Aug. 26, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Discovering the World of Travel” (Aug. 12, 2014, The Daily Traveler debut, memphisdailynews.com)