General Travel

Pittsburgh: A new lecture coming soon!

Pittsburgh is among the dozens of cities across the United States that are arguably considered as being the absolute finest. Cities brag about their history, their culture, the character of their people, their fine restaurants, and above all-their sports teams. Every city has something to brag about, one way or another. With an industrial history …

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Bicycle Heaven: The ‘wheel’ deal in Pittsburgh

In the great Steel City of Pittsburgh, PA, there is much fun and excitement to be discovered. From Pirates baseball in the summer, to Steelers football in the fall, to Penguins hockey from the fall thru spring, it’s a sports fan’s dream. For those with heavy appetites, legendary Primanti Bros serves up its iconic sandwiches …

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Pittsburgh, PA: Where history, excitement, and steel flow together

There are dozens of cities in the northeastern United States that are visited by millions. There’s New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Boston, and Newport, RI. Each and every one of these cities have their own special claims to fame. They range from nightlife, to cuisine, to historic points of interests, to famous lifestyles. There …

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DEK Travel Journal: Bringing the Travel Party to You!

In December 2013, I created the web site, DEKTravelJournal.com. To this day, the site features articles about my travel experiences, travel news, popular destinations, and valuable traveling tips to inspire fellow travelers’ around the country. In January 2015, I started producing travel lectures to bring my passion for travel to life. Among my popular lecture …

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New lecture, “The Bahamas: Islands of curiosity” coming soon!

Everyone needs a quick getaway from the stresses of the real world. There’s the  Caribbean, Disney World, and Hawaii. The one tropical destination which invites millions from around the world is the Bahamas. There’s Nassau, Freeport, Lucaya, and Grand Turk. The Bahamas has it all.  Tourism is its driving force. A new presentation is underway. …

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The one-day pass: Life made easy for Metro riders

Springtime is “one-day pass time” in Washington, DC. The cherry blossoms are out in full bloom. The seasonal tours have officially begun. The Spring and Summer months can’t be a better time to visit the nation’s capital. Yes, it’s a great time to visit. Yes, it’s a great opportunity to go museum hopping around the …

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Amtrak Guest Rewards points

Amtrak Guest Rewards: Keeping ‘track’ of points

Everyone has traveled on Amtrak before. Amtrak provides service in forty-three states, with 21 major routes. Amtrak Guest Rewards is one of the finest passenger loyalty programs in the travel industry. It  allows avid Amtrak travelers to earn points for every trip and every dollar spent on ticket purchases. With the Amtrak Guest Rewards Mastercard, …

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