Irene S. Levine

Irene S. Levine is an award-winning travel journalist who covers destinations, hotels/spas, culinary travel, cruising, and travel tips for both print and online publications. Her popular travel blog,, provides information and inspiration for midlife travelers. She is the publisher and editor of, a multi-authored online magazine for the over-50 luxury traveler, and also is a regular contributor to Travel writing is Irene’s “second act” after a distinguished career as a PhD psychologist/policymaker at the National Institute of Mental Health. When not on the road, she and her photographer husband reside in Pleasantville, New York.

6 most overrated tourist attractions

Not all world-class destinations live up to their postcard promises. Travel writers reveal their most over-hyped locales. (Turns out each one had a good reason for visiting, anyway.)

July 16, 2014