This is a city is known for dancing the night away. Celebrity chefs and trendy restaurants. Beaches and world-class museums. I had heard from my friends for years about how fantastic this city was and how as a foodie I was completely missing out. The day finally came to step out of my comfort zone … More Enchanted by the old versus new in Tel Aviv!
Tucked away very near to Narita Airport lies Narita City. Home to the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. This ancient city is much overlooked for the busier streets of Tokyo. This is a perfect day trip or another way to occupy a long layover. I decided to work this trip even though I was concerned about the … More Enjoying the journey, thirteen hours at a time!
There is a place in the middle of nowhere, but where everyone can gather. Ready to bustle anytime of the day or night. Where you can linger over a cafe’ con leche and listen to the native language reverberating through the crowd. Every street and square in this city will tell you a different story. … More Zigzagging our way through Córdoba
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
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?