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!
There is a place bordered by Spain where tourism has been gaining momentum over the past few years. Charming, old, quaint and yes still affordable,..I am talking about Lisbon! Without a plan or a specific destination I set out to walk as much of the city my feet would allow. I wanted to meander through … More One city, no itinerary, just the desire to explore!
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
Once again here we are at the awkward time between Christmas and New Years Day. No one seems to know what day it is. The kids want to sleep until noon. The refrigerator is stocked full of leftover desserts I keep trying to pass off as dinner. Day drinking has become a pattern because it … More Becoming bold and what I discovered during 2018!
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
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!
Happy New Year! Early January began with brutal cold tormenting the US. A winter storm blanketed the east coast with snow and delivered blizzard conditions. Schools were closed, airports at a stand still. Making it hard to do anything other than curling up on the couch under a blanket with a good book. Don’t despair. … More How to kickstart 2018; health, happiness and travel tips!