Travelers tend to rush from one destination to another with camera in hand. Taking pictures of ourselves (I’m utterly guilty of the constant selfie). Often in our quest, we forget to actually live in the moment. Remiss in what we are failing to see. The people, not only the place, the neighborhood, not just the … More Flâneur: one who strolls aimlessly and enjoyably, experiencing life!
Tucked away very near to Narita Airport lies Narita City. Home to the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. This ancient city is much overlooked for the busier streets of Tokyo. This is a perfect day trip or another way to occupy a long layover. I decided to work this trip even though I was concerned about the … More Enjoying the journey, thirteen hours at a time!
There is a place bordered by Spain where tourism has been gaining momentum over the past few years. Charming, old, quaint and yes still affordable,..I am talking about Lisbon! Without a plan or a specific destination I set out to walk as much of the city my feet would allow. I wanted to meander through … More One city, no itinerary, just the desire to explore!
One can define a trip as the act of going somewhere and returning. Where as to define an experience as having been affected by or gained knowledge through direct observation or participating. I thought it would be easy to mesh together a story of two cities. Both approximately an hour by train from Milan. Both … More A tale of cities, food and friendship
There is a place in the middle of nowhere, but where everyone can gather. Ready to bustle anytime of the day or night. Where you can linger over a cafe’ con leche and listen to the native language reverberating through the crowd. Every street and square in this city will tell you a different story. … More Zigzagging our way through Córdoba
The ringing started at seven am ding dong, ding dong sweet sounding notes that lingered on. Reverbrating throughout the village of Vernazza. We had made it to our destination. Bleary eyed I eventually lifted myself out of bed. Wandered over to the window and opened the shutters. I quickly made myself a coffee and went … More Unexpected delight on the Italian Riviera!
Once again here we are at the awkward time between Christmas and New Years Day. No one seems to know what day it is. The kids want to sleep until noon. The refrigerator is stocked full of leftover desserts I keep trying to pass off as dinner. Day drinking has become a pattern because it … More Becoming bold and what I discovered during 2018!
Fewer hours of daylight and chilly temperatures might having you thinking about waiting till the spring to enjoy European travel. Don’t let any of those obstacles keep you away, especially in the magical month of December. The Christmas Markets in Europe usually open the last weekend of November. Bringing holiday spirit throughout many cities. In … More Drinking glühwein, snacking on roasted nuts and smoked sausages under twinkling lights at the German Christmas market!
Sprawling capital. High altitude, museums, art, culture and gracious people. Bogotá has been on my list for quite some time. With only thirty-two hours I had to prioritize my options. I knew I had to visit Monserrate. Not giving a second thought to the altitude I arrived by 10:15 am and secured my ticket for … More Two thousand six hundred and forty meters above sea level. Bogotá
Winding staircases and hills leading to astonishing views. Burial grounds of celebrities. Constant changing weather patterns leaving you to embrace the unexpected. Medieval and elegant, old and new; a castle that looms over the city. I am in Edinburgh! Weather you want to golf, taste whiskey, listen to music or simply walk Edinburgh is a … More “She loved a windy day, it made her feel like she was flying.” -unknown