Ron Stern is passionate about excellence in hospitality and his passions are writing about luxury, cuisine, hotels, resorts, tourism and destinations.

His articles have appeared in national and regional magazines such as Shape, Cruise, Frequent Flyer, AAA Motorist, Visit Los Cabos Guide, Destinations West, Key Biscayne and La Jolla Today. Other articles have been published in newspapers (print and online) such as The Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sun Sentinel, Bismarck Tribune, The Jamaican Observer, the Coloradoan and travel trade magazines.

Ron’s other contributions have been noted by PBS, Mobil Travel Guides and his photography has been used extensively by entities such as tourism boards and public relations firms. He has traveled extensively and is the author of five books. Ron’s motto: “uncovering the sole of travel” humorously captures his spirit of walking the world travel beat as a gumshoe detective, always looking for a story.

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“Once you travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”
Pat Conroy
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain


A Midwest Flavortown: Sioux Falls, SD

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Ron Stern interviewed by CBS Affiliate KELO in Sioux Falls, SD

When I visited Sioux Falls, South Dakota in October 2015 on a foodie tour, I was interviewed by CBS Affiliate KELO. I had an enjoyable [...]

The Global Gumshoe Investigates Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota. Nicknamed the Queen City of the West, Sioux Falls deserves that appellation. It has a population [...]

The Global Gumshoe Investigates Southwestern Nova Scotia

A driving tour around the coast of Southwestern Nova Scotia begins and ends at Halifax, and in between takes in seafaring history, a lot of [...]

Culinary Tour Around Southwestern Nova Scotia

If you visit southwestern Nova Scotia, you’ll find fishing villages and towns dotted up and down the coasts. Foodies will be delighted by the wide [...]

The Global Gumshoe Investigates Saskatchewan, Canada

Drive through Saskatchewan and you’ll understand why it was given the slogan of “Land of Living Skies.” The lush farmland interspersed with forests, lakes and [...]

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