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!
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
Departure – 10:30pm (ouch)! Destination – Iceland (Yes)! I finally scored a work trip with good friends to this new hot spot. The destination on everyone’s bucket list. The image I have always associated with Iceland was The Blue Lagoon, who wouldn’t want to submerge themselves in water somewhere between 98º – 104º F. Especially … More Iceland…tours, travel and so little time!
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!
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!
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!
Our flight was full and a little delayed. Zürich was extremely foggy and we had to circle. We landed late. There was a wait for our rooms at the hotel and breakfast was offered. All I wanted was sleep, soon I would have been up for twenty-four hours. Breakfast it is. Slowing eating, waiting, and … More Traditional food and fun for a day in Zurich!
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!
Early November and the tourists are sparse. Beautiful sunny afternoons leading to cool evenings. The perfect time to wander, shop, and sight see in Rome! But I wanted to do something impulsive. Out of the ordinary. Luckily I was traveling with my friend Gina. She always brings abundant willingness, enthusiasm and the language skills all … More When in Rome…take the train to Umbria!