I first traveled to Montreal for a french language immersion course. Two weeks – live with a family, diner together, and classes four hours a day. The allure of a different place, community and culture has always fascinated me. Speaking fluent french; forever a dream! When I arrived in Montreal at my destination I suddenly … More Cafe’s, poutine and a college visit!
As I arrived in Brussels the sky was streaked with wisps of blue, thin layers of clouds fading-through, I could tell it would be a beautiful day. Deciding to forgo the Grand-Place and iconic Manneken Pis. I wanted to wander the streets in the residential areas, take the time to see this city from a … More The center of Europe
Art appreciation, how and when does it happen? For me, sometime in my mid 30’s. It all came together when I decided to learn to speak french. Easier said than done. College classes, tutors, two weeks in Montreal living in a stranger’s house, eating meals together with other students and taking classes was how it … More Art Weekend
Tradition by definition is the transmission of customs or beliefs passed from generation to generation. As I think about my traditions growing up I smile and have warm thoughts. Our holidays were modest. We had an artificial tree that my sisters and I would always help my Dad assemble. We often had snow (I was … More Traditions…or not!
I am often asked by passengers how long do we have in a city? Twenty-four hours is my reply and I recognize the expression it’s always the same…a look of disbelief and the response of “well that isn’t much time to do anything”. Oh how wrong they are. The down time post flight occurs on … More Wandering the streets of Rome