Christmas markets make a great weekend getaway and Edinburgh offers one of the best!

Arriving in Edinburgh I am always immediately transported back to another time. Medieval, magical, majestic. There is a castle that sits on top of the city.  An extinct volcano you can hike. Festivals in the summer. You can wind your way through cobblestone streets. Stopping to shop in one of the many cashmere boutiques. The … More Christmas markets make a great weekend getaway and Edinburgh offers one of the best!

When in Rome…take the train to Umbria!

Early November and the tourists are sparse. Beautiful sunny afternoons leading to cool evenings. The perfect time to wander, shop, and sight see in Rome! But I wanted to do something impulsive. Out of the ordinary. Luckily I was traveling with my friend Gina. She always brings abundant willingness, enthusiasm and the language skills all … More When in Rome…take the train to Umbria!

Hot in the city!

There is one thing that Rome is in August… freaking hot! However, it is also beautiful, magical, stunning, and breathtaking!  A love/hate relationship you might say! Who doesn’t want to go to Rome anytime of the year. As long as you are prepared, Rome can be fantastic. For starters the locals have all departed for … More Hot in the city!

Sweet Home Alabama

After a sweltering July in the Northeast, August usually rushes in with uncertain weather. Cool rainy days and nights followed by the eventual rebound of heat and sun. The knowledge that school is soon looming in the future. For me, I’m anxiously waiting for the structure to return to our home. The kids not quite … More Sweet Home Alabama

Perfect predictable London…well almost!

There are cities that always resonate with people; Rome, Paris, New York…for me I tend to forget about one of the best cities…London! Offering fantastic food and world-class museums. Family friendly excursions, think Harry Potter attractions, entertainment and shopping! The weather might not always cooperate but that’s what an umbrella is for. Meeting an old … More Perfect predictable London…well almost!