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!
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
New destination, working with special friends and the biggest party in Porto Portugal. The Festival of St John happens every year on the night of June 23rd in the beautiful city of Porto! Thousands of people flock to the city centre and the neighborhoods surrounding the area to pay tribute to Saint John the Baptist. … More Party in Porto!
Rome for Easter? No we weren’t crazy, just curious! This picture tells a story of our short break to Rome over Easter. Vibrant, colorful, serene, complex, rapid, and blissful! We were jet-lagged and hoping for an early check-in at our hotel. I guess 8:30 am is somewhat unreasonable on our part. Like they say “everything … More What Rome is [really] like during Easter!