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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.

Canal Barging: Idyllic slow cruising vacation

ALSACE-LORRAINE France, May 26, 2014 – There’s a reason why people who have taken canal cruises are often repeat customers. Pastoral landscapes serenely pass by at 4 mph, allowing you to take in all that your senses intended. Add to this gourmet food, personalized service and daily excursions and you have the perfect relaxing vacation. European ...

Seven memorable days on Maui

Maui is a perennial favorite among those who find themselves captivated after a first visit. From then on, Maui becomes a love affair whenever the Aloha Spirit beckons.

Maui: Island of romantic delights

MAUI, Hawaii, May 20, 2014   Whether you are planning a perfect destination wedding, celebrating a milestone anniversary or just searching for a romantic tropical island escape, Maui has more than enough ways to say I love you. Aloha wau ia `oe is but one. Your own love story may start here and can only grow ...

Three Great Swiss Summertime Towns – St. Moritz, Bern, Crans-Montana

SWITZERLAND, APRIL 27, 2014 – Although Switzerland is an iconic wintertime travel destination, summer has charms of its own that will enchant the senses and delight the soul. When the snow melts the fun is just beginning in the idyllic towns of St. Moritz, Crans-Montana and Bern. St. Moritz- An Outdoor Playground Located in the ...

South Padre Island: Five reasons to visit now

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas, April 22, 2014 — South Padre Island, Texas, is the perfect destination for laid-back island living. While many may think of it as one of those spring break hotspots to avoid during party time, there is still plenty of space and attractions to make this island worth a visit. Here are five ...