Drinking glühwein, snacking on roasted nuts and smoked sausages under twinkling lights at the German Christmas market!

Fewer hours of daylight and chilly temperatures might having you thinking about waiting till the spring to enjoy European travel. Don’t let any of those obstacles keep you away, especially in the magical month of December. The Christmas Markets in Europe usually open the last weekend of November. Bringing holiday spirit throughout many cities. In … More Drinking glühwein, snacking on roasted nuts and smoked sausages under twinkling lights at the German Christmas market!

Two thousand six hundred and forty meters above sea level. Bogotá

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

“She loved a windy day, it made her feel like she was flying.” -unknown

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

The Heineken Experience

An anchor of Amsterdam is riding bicycles through the city streets.  The people of Amsterdam ride bikes everywhere. You see them on their bikes; balancing a morning cup of coffee on their way to work, transporting their kids to school, and carrying their groceries.  On my last visit they even balanced upholstered chairs on those … More The Heineken Experience

Party in Porto!

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!

Dress all in white, bring your own food…the ups and downs, the planning, and why Diner en Blanc is magical!

  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!

Outdoor hike, cold beer, great food…the ultimate cure for jet-lag?

We were on final approach into Edinburgh airport. My body was aching with fatigue and my eyes were burning from sleep deprivation. As I viewed the country from the small window at my jump seat I knew I was doomed. The sky was a gorgeous blue. Thin streaks of white clouds telling the story of … More Outdoor hike, cold beer, great food…the ultimate cure for jet-lag?