Author Archive for Jan Ross

Jan Ross is a freelance travel writer for several magazines and newspapers. She also maintains a travel blog with stories about her travels around the world. She loves cruising, massages and new shoes. If she can cruise, get a massage on the sea days, and shop while in port she is one very happy girl.

The Sheffield Suite at the Red Coach Inn, Niagara Falls

The Sheffield Suite at the Red Coach Inn, Niagara Falls

It was the huge Jacuzzi tub that captivated me. Everything else about this completely fabulous suite at the Red Coach Inn in Niagara Falls was overwhelmingly wonderful, but after a long day of travel, envisioning that luxuriant Jacuzzi tub filled with hot water and bubbles absolutely made my day. After a friendly welcome at the […]

The Presidential Suite at the Henderson Park Inn

The Presidential Suite at the Henderson Park Inn

When I first contacted the Henderson Park Inn about a press visit and they said they really wanted me to stay in the Presidential Suite, I was pretty impressed with myself. A suite is always nice and when you throw “Presidential” into the description, you know you are going to have a pretty nice room. […]

The Capital Grille, Las Vegas

The Capital Grille, Las Vegas

I don’t know if it was the incredible view, the impeccable service or the melt-in-your-mouth delicious food that made me think The Capital Grille was going to be our best restaurant experience in all of Las Vegas. But whichever one it was, I was correct. Perched on the third floor of the Fashion Show Mall […]

Pleasantly surprised by the Paris Las Vegas Hotel

Pleasantly surprised by the Paris Las Vegas Hotel

It was deja vu all over again. We had visited Paris in November and now here we were at the Paris Hotel in Vegas, marveling at the fact that the Eiffel Tower looked exactly like the one we had just seen, albeit a trifle smaller. My expectations were honestly pretty low when it came to […]

Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam

Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam

At first glance, the Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam looks like a pile of children’s blocks placed neatly in a pile by the side of the river Lj. Angular, modern, stark against the gray fall sky, we were amazed at the modernistic beauty when we stayed there last fall. Conveniently located only a couple of blocks […]

Lindt World of Chocolate Museum in Cologne, Germany

Lindt World of Chocolate Museum in Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany is a gorgeous and ancient city, snuggled right next to the Rhine River so, like most of the German river towns and cities, it is extremely accessible by river cruise ships. You can tour the lovely cathedral, stroll the cobblestone streets, have a coffee at one of the cafes or shop for beautiful […]

Cheese tasting at the Reypenaer Tasting Rooms in Amsterdam

We stepped out of one of the ubiquitous Amsterdam canal boats onto the cobblestone path which ran beside the scenic canal. Many-leveled warehouses with big windows which had been converted to homes and apartments overlooked the canal and hundreds of bikes – the transportation of choice in Amsterdam – lined the streets. But we didn’t […]

The Auberge Bonaparte Hotel in Old Montreal, Quebec

Turn down the Rue St-Francois-Xavier in Old Montreal and you could be forgiven for thinking you are in the middle of Paris. The beautiful, carved stone buildings. The cobblestone streets. The view of the river wending through the city. But as you drive down this quiet lane, look carefully or you will miss one of […]

Wine tasting experience as you cruise through Europe

Wine tasting experience as you cruise through Europe

If tasting fabulous wines, listening to knowledgeable wine experts, touring world-famous wineries and vineyards as you relax and cruise along the calm Rhine and Mosel Rivers in Europe sounds like the perfect vacation for you, I recommend you experience the same wine-tasting cruise from which I just returned. Boarding the luxurious yet wonderfully comfortable MS […]