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
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
Under the night sky at Les Invalides! I first learned of Diner en Blanc about five years ago. It sounded fascinating to me. Secret location, white clothes only, bring your own food, wine, champagne, dinner plates, glasses, the list goes on. What a concept. I immediately tried to sign up for the invitation only event. … More Dress all in white, bring your own food…the ups and downs, the planning, and why Diner en Blanc is magical!
Paris is one of those remarkable cities. The museums, the architecture and, seriously, the bread. Although I find either you love Paris or hate it! I’m sure you can guess the way I feel about this magical place. I couldn’t wait for my twenty-four hour layover, as it had been five months since I had … More Thirteen stops on the metro for coffee…only in Paris! Join me for an afternoon in the City of Lights!
It was a work trip. I couldn’t resist three whole days in Barcelona as opposed to the normal twenty-four hours. I wouldn’t be jet-lagged, I could do a day trip, I could eat late like the Spaniards, I could sleep in and explore. Well, it went something like that. Day 1: after a three-hour … More I went for the culture and obsessed over the food…how this vegetarian navigated Barcelona!
I am old school. A hotel person. Possibly because of the cancellation feature. Not wanting to lose my money if I have to change my plans last-minute. (The chaotic life of flying standby). Throwing caution to the wind, we rented a two bedroom apartment in the city center of Madrid for four days! We … More Location, location, location…apartment living in Madrid
January started off in Heidelberg Germany. Breath-taking, medieval and oh so cold. The architecture is as interesting as the food scene. For every foodie a dinner at the Scharff’s Schlossweinstube located within the Heidelberg Castle walls is a must night out! February took me to a wedding in Cabo! Bringing family, friends and fun together. … More Oh the places I went…the year in review!
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!
The life of a flight attendant. Sometimes considered a dream job…being paid to travel the world for free. Traveling while working but also on our days off. For some people it just doesn’t work. The numerous days away from home. Lack of certainty. Lack of a love life and or family time. Then you have … More Chasing seats and the last few days of summer!
We all want to experience a city, a place, a destination. Walking where millions of people have walked before you. Seeing what they have seen or perhaps something new. The same destination, however, leaves a different experience for every person. I enjoy wandering, sometimes ending up lost. Enjoying a new street just off the beaten … More Wear your heels…but carry your flats!