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Ron Stern

Ron Stern
Ron Stern, aka: The Global Gumshoe is passionate about excellence in hospitality and tourism. He writes full features with a focus on luxury, cuisine, hotels, resorts, tourism and travel destinations. His articles have appeared in national and regional magazines such as Shape, Cruise, Frequent Flyer, AAA Motorist, Visit Los Cabos Guide, Destinations West, Key Biscayne and La Jolla Today. Other articles have been published in newspapers (print and online) such as The Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sun Sentinel, Bismarck Tribune, The Jamaican Observer, the Coloradoan and travel trade magazines. Ron’s other contributions have been noted by PBS, Mobil Travel Guides and his photography has been used extensively by entities such as tourism boards and public relations firms. He has traveled extensively and is the author of five books. Ron's motto: "uncovering the sole of travel" humorously captures his spirit of walking the world travel beat as a gumshoe detective, always looking for a story.

Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar celebrates sustainable seafood

This third annual Harvest Moon Salmon Bake offered around 160 attendees a chance to sample some of the best that Jax and local farmers had to offer.

Beyond Cajun: Baton Rouge attracting authentic food connoisseurs

While creative and tasty food is the hallmark of Baton Rouge, there is another element that you will experience—the famed Southern hospitality.

Taking a Colorado Road Trip: Grand Lake, Palisade, and Grand Junction

With Denver as a starting point, make your way through Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Lake. Next, head to Palisade known for their peaches and roadside fruit stands.

Luzia, Cirque du Soleil’s tribute to an imaginary Mexico

Luzia, part dream, and part reality, will both enchant and enliven your soul with the images they have created from the Mexico of bygone days.

Chuy’s Tex-Mex opens in Westminster, Colorado

With flavors created from South Texas, New Mexico, and Mexican border towns, this beloved restaurant has earned top marks on TripAdvisor.

Chattanooga: 21st Century hip with Southern hospitality on the Tennessee River

On the Tennessee River, Chattanooga offers trendy, hip, and sustainable eateries and world-class attractions in a city filled with Southern charm and hospitality.

Magee Homestead: Luxurious tranquility on the range

Please hold for final. --T SARATOGA, Wyoming, July 3, 2017 – Most likely, you’ve never heard of Saratoga, Wyoming. Nestled in a tranquil valley between...

The Aspen 2017 Food and Wine Classic celebrates 35 years

The event holds all the pomp and grandeur of a major sporting event as thousands of culinary aficionados descend upon Aspen.

Four Seasons Resort, Vail, Colorado: Elegant luxury, dining

Find Alpine modern elegance in a four-star luxury hotel that features surprising palate-tempting culinary fare along with tremendous views of the Vail Mountains.

Gque Championship BBQ: Competitive barbecue circuit champ’s award-winning restaurant

The ambiance is simple, but customers come for Ganahl’s meats, which can be ordered by the pound or in a sandwich with sides that come with a twist.

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Decadence, Privilege, Passion and “Gurl 26” Agnes De Vril

"Gurl 26" Agnes De Vril was a passionate whirlwind in the decadent, thrill ride, surrealistic, experiential fever dream that was New York City in the early 1980's.