Award-winning journalist who pioneered investigative travel reporting. Publisher of http://t.co/elvXeMNhLN. Rock and pop music columnist for No Depression.

Southside Johnny on Cream, Springsteen, and James Brown

nodepression.com — It's a common remark - and sometimes a boast - of music aficionados worldwide: "That was the best concert I have ever seen." Those glowing words, though, can mean a lot more when they come from the mouths of experienced musicians.

Why Some Emails Are So Easy for Scammers to Fake

Why Some Emails Are So Easy for Scammers to Fake

stltoday.com — Emails purportedly sent by health insurance companies and large banks are more likely to be fraudulent than those claiming to be from social media companies, a new research study reveals. An email that appears to come from a health insurance company is four times more likely to be fraudulent - or two times more likely from a large U.S.

Site recommends top hotels for business travelers

usatoday.com — For business travel, the Los Angeles Airport Marriott is the quintessential hotel, says frequent business traveler Michael Gregurich of Manitowoc, Wis. "It has great Wi-Fi, a great business center, meeting rooms and numerous dining options," says Gregurich, a USA TODAY Road Warrior who volunteers travel information.

Liberians clash with police as Ebola deaths multiply

usatoday.com — Soldiers and riot police Wednesday used barbed wire and wood to seal off about 50,000 people in a slum in Monrovia, Liberia, in an attempt to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed at least more than 1,000 people in West Africa.

Female business travelers find more accommodating world

usatoday.com — Female Road Warriors see much progress in the travel world's treatment of women, but they still have many gender-related concerns. Emilie Kroner believes it's getting easier for a woman to travel frequently on business.

Crossing the line from pet to service animal

usatoday.com — Many fliers avoid airline fees by misrepresenting their pet dogs as service animals, giving legitimate service animal owners a bad reputation. Frequent business travelers and at least one airline say they have noticed an uptick in the number of service dogs in aircraft cabins, raising questions for others as to whether a number of dogs that are truly pets are being passed off as service dogs.

NYC's lesser-known boroughs have a lot to offer

usatoday.com — Many travelers are unaware of the many attractions and nightlife in New York's boroughs outside Manhattan. Los Angeles-based television executive Stephen Tao has found there is more to New York than Manhattan. He took "a respite from the city" at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, dined in the borough's Park Slope neighborhood and shopped in its DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood.

NYC's lesser-known boroughs have a lot to offer

usatoday.com — Many travelers are unaware of the many attractions and nightlife in New York's boroughs outside Manhattan. Los Angeles-based television executive Stephen Tao has found there is more to New York than Manhattan. He took "a respite from the city" at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, dined in the borough's Park Slope neighborhood and shopped in its DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood.

These travelers find joy in living in hotels full time

usatoday.com — Some frequent business travelers never return home and live full-time in hotels. Such a life has its challenges but also many advantages, they say. Gary Arndtis a rarity among frequent business travelers. He never returns home.
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Jul 06, 2015

America's gifted songwriter @JamesMcMurtry remembers concerts that made an impression on him: bit.ly/1G3bZhC

Jul 03, 2015

Elaine Schoch, editor of #CarpeTravel, included @StayAtHand as one of the best apps to take with you on a road trip: carpe-travel.com/11-of-the-best…

Jul 02, 2015

The great @bobdylan website @ExpectingTweets has great new content. Thanks to @ExpectingTweets for the link to my @nodepression column.

Jul 01, 2015

Too much criticism of @bkdefend Most backfired deals understandable moves; his makeover of @BrooklynNets into young team will be applauded.

Jun 24, 2015

What could be better than a nice summer day watching @BlueRodeo perform?

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