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
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!
When your child leaves home for college the household changes. You walk by their room and try not to glance at the empty bed and clean space. Your house is a little less full and a little quieter. It will never be the same. Wanting to celebrate my daughter’s first successful year at college and … More College, cocktails, relationships!
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!
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
Happy New Year! Early January began with brutal cold tormenting the US. A winter storm blanketed the east coast with snow and delivered blizzard conditions. Schools were closed, airports at a stand still. Making it hard to do anything other than curling up on the couch under a blanket with a good book. Don’t despair. … More How to kickstart 2018; health, happiness and travel tips!
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!