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!
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
Several years ago I discovered a movie called “The Lives of Others” circa 1984. It takes place shortly before the fall of the Wall in Berlin. I watched the movie. I devoured it. I watched it again and again. I was intrigued by good vs bad. Oppressive society and people’s free will. This movie is … More The Capital of Spies…Berlin!
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
Milan is Italy’s second largest city. Under fog and drizzle much of the winter. Sultry and hot during the summer. When you visit will definitely dictate what you decide to do. Whenever that ends up being always put on your best pair of Italian shoes (they will be noticed) in this fashion forward city, and … More One day One destination and Aperol Spritz!
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!
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!
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!
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?