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Stories by Ron Stern

Ron Stern aka "The Global Gumshoe," I am a travel photojournalist and the author of hundreds of international and domestic travel articles. I am the Denver City Guide Editor for The Daily Meal, and a staff writer for Communities Digital News. My articles have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, San Diego Union-Tribune, Sun Sentinel, Yahoo News, MSN, and others. Magazines include Shape, Cruise, AAA Motorist, Visit Los Cabos Guide, Destinations West, Key Biscayne and La Jolla Today. My contributions have been noted by PBS, Mobil Travel Guides and my photography/ videography has been used extensively by entities such as tourism boards and public relations firms.

Salzburg and Vienna: Old Europe Meets the New West

SALZBURG, Austria, March 24, 2015–Austria Sharing a common history and a love of music, architecture and food, Vienna and Salzburg are two Austrian cities rooted in the past but joined in the present. Here then is a short primer on discovering the best of both. Vienna Vienna is the second fastest-growing city in Europe. Why, you ask? ...

Albuquerque: New Mexico cuisine that’s anything but ordinary

Albuquerque, February 17, 2015 -Foodie cities are now popping up everywhere. San Francisco, L.A. and New York, however, don’t have a lock on that title anymore. In the Southwest corner of America, Albuquerque is blazing a trail of its own on the culinary scene. So much so, in fact, that even the Food Network has ...

Nicaragua: Undiscovered Paradise

NICARAGUA, January 6, 2013  — While Nicaragua is still refining its tourism infrastructure and service, it is poised to re-introduce itself and share its natural treasures with the world. Recovering from years of civil war and a major earthquake in 1972 that caused widespread damage in Managua, Nicaragua has seen its share of toil. Now, ...

A luxury weekend in Boulder, Colorado

BOULDER,, November 2014  – Surrounded by 45,000 acres of open space with the grandeur of the Flatirons rock formation as a backdrop, Boulder, Colorado has come a long way since its early days as a bustling mining town. Today, the city is known for its hip, healthy vibe as well as upscale and historic hotels, ...

Victoria, British Columbia: Canada’s crown jewel

VICTORIA, British Columbia, September 19, 2014 — It’s 7:30 a.m. and the 132-foot Victoria Clipper IV is departing Seattle for the 71-mile voyage to Victoria, British Columbia. At sunrise, passengers line up on the stern of the high speed catamaran just as the sun crests the horizon and breaks across the city’s skyline. The ship traverses ...

Manhattan, Kansas: Unexpected Foodie Town in The Little Apple™

MANHATTAN, Kansas, September 24, 2014 — If you love good food, there’s no reason to spend the time and money flying to The Big Apple when The Little Apple™ of Manhattan, Kansas, so dubbed by a collaboration with Mayor Ed Koch and New York City, will do nicely for a prime slice of culinary heaven. The ...

Two great Kansas towns, one great trip

Kansas City, MO September, 3. 2014 Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri are often confused with each other. Although the name Kansas ties them together, they have distinct and individual personalities as reflected in their food, culture and attractions that draw millions of visitors each year. The confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, ...

Santa Fe: Expect surprises in offbeat Southwestern town

SANTA FE, July 10, 2014 — Just when you think you have defined Santa Fe, it does something to surprise you. This is a city with a rich Southwestern heritage, eclectic boutiques and shops, sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Behind the obvious though, Santa Fe is a town that thrives on quirkiness and individuality. Ask most Santa Feans ...

Nova Scotia joy ride: Exploring the best of the Northumberland coast

NOVA SCOTIA, June 23, 2014 — Scottish immigrants were among the first to settle in this coastal region of Nova Scotia. Today, the shores of Northumberland have retained much of their heritage, reflected in the lives and small businesses of its residents. From Halifax to Pugwash, a road trip is the best way to discover the ...