Sandra Sandy Katz

member for over 24 years

Member Since:
Jan 1994

Sandy has been a Travel Journalist/Photographer with an emphasis on cruising, food, wine and entertainment for more than 20 years. She has generated over 1,000 published travel articles featuring destinations from USA to Hong Kong on earth and on water. Her passion for travel always includes cultural experiences; culinary reviews; and entertainment opportunities. Her top priority is encouraging her readers to take a trip and follow in her foot steps. Most of her articles have resource information to facilitate traveling.

"Currently, is publishing my travel articles as fast as I can produce them. The impressive photo gallery makes my articles visually appealing. My cruise articles and several destination pieces have received the Google-Alert. This website reaches a sophisticated and targeted readership including Google. "

Sandy has been a long time contributor to Mature Life Features Syndicate USA which has a senior readership who are active and have disposable income with time to travel. Among her published articles you will find FYI Canadian senior publication online and in print at

Sandy's professional affiliations include International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association and American Theater Critics Association.

Her latest honor was being picked "Top Travel Journalist in SC" by Big Island, Hawaii.


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Published Articles (40)

Traveling Sandy Revisits Frisco, Flashbacks to The Summer of Love

By: Sandy and Gerry Katz Thirty years ago, I left my heart in San Francisco. It was time to return and claim it. We were back on familiar turf.

Sandy on Broadway, No Business Like Show Business

The timing of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) was perfect as we planned to extend our New York mini-meeting stay. Broadway provided us with the best entertainment therapy after […]

Chorus Line in Charleston, Opens 85th Season of Footlight Players

“A Chorus Line” opened the Footlight Players 85th season in Charleston. Historically this Tony Award-winning musical premiered 40 years ago and it has a timeless quality. Singers, dancers and actors […]

Visiting Philadelphia, Let Freedom Ring

Today is the 4th of July, a most fitting day to be writing this Philadelphia article. Coincidently, yesterday I was glued to the TV History Channel watching the mesmerizing Sons […]

A Gambler’s Guide To Dying, Gary McNair’s Spoleto Festival Gem

The US Premiere of A Gambler’s Guide To Dying showcased a Scottish actor/playwright who handled the storytelling style of this one hour and fifteen minute monologue with charismatic flair.

Visiting Little Rock Arkansas, A Journey Through History

A visit to Little Rock is a journey through history. Central Arkansas has wonderful historic museums and cultural centers. From Arkansas’ pioneer history, to leaders of civil rights movement, to […]

Lexington Kentucky, Bluegrass Country

Lexington is in the heart of the Bluegrass Region , the second largest city in Kentucky and Horse Capital of the World. It is famous for horses, bourbon, tobacco and […]

Visiting Hampton, Virginia, History and Adventure

Hampton Roads region is situated on Virginia’s coast. Hampton is a fun-filled getaway with refreshing outdoor activities and full of charming hospitality. This old city is bustling with youthful energy.

Visiting Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Arts and Culture Attractions

Milwaukee extended its hospitality to members of ATCA (American Theater Critics Association) attendees with the following greeting: “Ever notice how a city’s interesting quirks, cultural mix and historical perspective give […]

An Irish Spring, From Dublin to Derry

Charming Dublin, the capital of the republic of Ireland and the nation’s largest city with a population of 1.5 million welcomed me. Dublin is a delight to explore as it […]

Visiting Virginia Beach, A Seaside Vacation Destination

Virginia Beach is a resort town and the largest city in Virginia, with three million people visiting each year to enjoy more than 35 miles of ocean and bay beaches. […]

Art of the Ozarks – From the Old Frontier to Fine Arts

World-class hospitality remains a tradition in all four corners of Arkansas. And the artistic attractions fill the state with opportunities for cultural tourism. Spectacular Crystal Bridges Museum in Northwest Arkansas […]

Chicago Southland, Affordable and Fun Vacations

Just minutes from downtown Chicago, Chicago Southland is one of the most popular-and affordable-corporate destinations in America.

Visiting Ogunquit Maine – Number One Beach Town in New England

Yankee Magazine just named Ogunquit #1 of 25 Best Beach Towns in New England. It was tops in picturesque quality, shopping, accessibility, natural life and many more assets. Editor Mel […]

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – A Great Vacation Destination

Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s largest city was named for the Sioux Tribe of American Indians and the waterfalls of Big Sioux River.

Sailing from Boston to Montreal – Holland America’s Luxury Cruise

The Maasdam set sail from Boston, Massachusetts for a 7-day Canada & New England Discovery cruise to Montreal, Canada. The scheduled ports-of-call were Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sydney, […]

Visiting Exotic Andalusia – The Moorish Heritage of Spain

Andalusia is the best known region of Spain and warmest region in Europe. Within this diverse land live more than seven million people. Most live in the major cities such […]

Visiting Israel

In the past few years Israel has earned itself a name in gastronomical world. All travelers plan to eat while traveling, but a growing number of them plan to travel […]

Visiting Hilton Head Island South Carolina – A Top Family and Golf Destination

After spending several days touring historical Charleston, SC, take the opportunity to extend your visit with overnight trips to Hilton Head Island and Beaufort.

Charming Beaufort, South Carolina – The Old South and Its Gracious Living

Beaufort is 70 miles from Charleston, South Carolina (1 hr 26 min.) and perfect for an overnight Southern-style adventure. Beautiful Beaufort is the very picture of a genteel Southern town.

Sandy and Gerry on Broadway – Overview of ATCA-NY Conference

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade evoked our recent visit to New York City for an American Theater Critics Association (ATCA) mini-meeting.

Visiting Belgium – From Beer to Waffles in Antwerp and Mechelen

Mechelen lies on the Dijle River between Brussels and Antwerp with a population of 75,000. Historically its golden days came in early 16th century when Margaret of Austria, Regent of […]

Visiting Poland with a Group of Educators – Sobering Lessons of Nazi Death Camps

To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation in 2015, many colleges sent students to Poland for Holocaust awareness. Teachers found Poland a location for Holocaust research as they developed […]

Silversea Spirit Cruises the Mediteranian – From Venice to Athens

Every day on the Silversea Spirit was special because the six star cruise features a butler with every suite. Oki attended to our every need.

Kyoto Echos Samurai Swordplay

KYOTO, Japan — However difficult it is to envision today, legendary samurai warriors once waged bloody battles on the streets of this former Japanese capital. In the museum of Kyoto, […]

Florida history: Perched in Tallahasee’s Sun and Shade

Tallahassee, Florida’s state capital, tucked in between the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the juncture of the Sunshine State’s panhandle and peninsula, has often been described as The Other […]

Full-throttle fun: Milwaukee’s Harley-Davidson Museum

Milwaukee’s Harley-Davidson Museum offers glimpse through American cultural history *** Milwaukee is often referred to as a smaller version of Chicago, which is about an hour down the Lake Michigan […]

The Continent’s biggest spa offers Las Vegas oasis

One of the greatest health resorts in the world, to speak in the hyperbole of this Nevada neon capital, is right here in this lotus-land of Las Vegas. This health-oriented […]

Wine times in Finger Lakes

Gorgeous gorges, wonderful wine tours and lots of cultural attractions make the Finger Lakes region of NY State an appealing destination *** ITHACA, N.Y. – Times have changed here. It’s […]

Ashland, Oregon is outgoing, outdoorsy, artsy and healthy

If you’re feeling frisky and friendly, Ashland, Oregon is home to some 20,000 folks who feel the same way. Artsy individuals as well as those pursuing a healthy lifestyle are […]

Dutch treat in Albany New York

The Dutch influence in developing the capital region of New York State is everywhere *** ALBANY, N.Y. – The debt to the Dutch for establishing New York – they bought […]

Life’s a beach: Virginia Beach shore boasts cosmopolitan fun

Strolling along the boardwalk in Virginia Beach competes with splashing along the 50-kilometre shoreline with a body board on what has been cited as the longest pleasure beach in the […]

Awesome Arizona is home to many Canadian Snowbirds

The Phoenix area, home to many Canadian snowbirds, is the perfect launching point for a driving tour north to Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon *** Some of the most awe-inspiring […]

Sails set for Scandinavia: 7-day tour tells tales of Nordic life

A Scandinavian getaway cruise offered a multi-faceted exploration of the unique attractions of three Nordic lands. The seven-day trip, aboard Holland America Cruise Line’s Ryndam, included ports of call at […]

Pensacola Florida’s Western Gateway

For what’s considered a fairly small town, Pensacola has some fairly big bragging rights: Cradle of Naval Aviation, America’s First European Settlement. City of Five Flags and western gateway to […]

Taking the High Road

The legendary Scottish Highlands route winds through castle country, a wealth of historic sites and stories By Sandy Katz Oh! Ye’ll take the high road and I’ll take the low […]


That’s ‘bon appetit’ in Hebrew. A gastronomic tour of Israel reveals a spectrum of delicious surprises. In the past few years, Israel has begun carving a niche in the gastronomic […]

River Barging on the Ohio

The River Barge River Explorer is a large flat-bottomed vessel built for navigation on rivers and inland waterways to carry cargo and passengers. This is the only hotel barge traveling […]

Norway–Bergen, Oslo, a Cruise and More

I TOOK A LIKING TO THE VIKINGS The history of the Viking is closely linked to their role as masters of the sea. For more than 200 years (from 800-1050AD), […]

Cleveland Rocks!

During the 1800s, Cleveland was an important stop on the Underground Railroad. The city’s port provided a route to freedom across the Canadian border for slaves fleeing the South. With […]