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!
Travelers tend to rush from one destination to another with camera in hand. Taking pictures of ourselves (I’m utterly guilty of the constant selfie). Often in our quest, we forget to actually live in the moment. Remiss in what we are failing to see. The people, not only the place, the neighborhood, not just the … More Flâneur: one who strolls aimlessly and enjoyably, experiencing life!
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!
One can define a trip as the act of going somewhere and returning. Where as to define an experience as having been affected by or gained knowledge through direct observation or participating. I thought it would be easy to mesh together a story of two cities. Both approximately an hour by train from Milan. Both … More A tale of cities, food and friendship
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
The ringing started at seven am ding dong, ding dong sweet sounding notes that lingered on. Reverbrating throughout the village of Vernazza. We had made it to our destination. Bleary eyed I eventually lifted myself out of bed. Wandered over to the window and opened the shutters. I quickly made myself a coffee and went … More Unexpected delight on the Italian Riviera!
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
We moved our youngest daughter into college. She was the last to go. I thought I knew what to expect. We packed boxes, suitcases and told her to take everything that could fit in the back of our SUV. When moving day came and she walked out of her room with 1 roller bag and … More College bound kids and those who are left behind
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!