The South of France includes many areas – the Riviera or Cote d’Azur, Provence, the Alps and the Pyrenees.  We went in September and focused primarily on the southeast corner of France. Like other trips we drove with a GPS unit and were able to make our way around prettyRead More →

Nothing says “unplugged” like taking a sea plane to a tropical out island. Bimini is the closest Bahamian island to Florida, just 50 miles of its eastern shore, and because of this proximity, you can hop over to this beautiful island and land on the bright blue water. We chose TropicRead More →

Mardi Gras Parade New Orleans

Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday. In Catholic tradition, it is the last day of feasting before Lent. In modern practice, carnival season begins on January 6th, the Catholic holiday of Epiphany marking the arrival of the three wise men after Christ’s birth. It is also known as “Twelfth Night” being 12 nightsRead More →

Wanting a quick trip to a historic place that will put you in touch with the country’s past? Washington DC is a good bet. While Cherry Blossom Season is a great time of the year to visit, any time will do – I went in February to visit a friend.Read More →

Few sights are more spectacular than Kauai’s Napali Coast. Set on the northwest corner of the island, it is a lush and remote area in the Napali Coast State Park. It’s stunning green, brown and red cliffs which stretch from sea to sky were made famous in opening segment ofRead More →

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We took a late November/early December trip to Paris & Venice with my husband and his parents for their birthdays. Any time in Paris is worth photographing, but because of the grey weather in the temperate zone I was not sure what to do with the photos. I had beenRead More →

One is an Italian fishing village established by the Romans, the other, a meticulous recreation opened at Universal Orlando in 1999. Though they are separated by an ocean and a millennium, the intentional similarities are striking. Portofino, Italy The Italian version is a bonafide member of the Italian Riviera. Large yachts dot theRead More →

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The Cinque Terre are five seaside towns set amidst the rocky coast of western Italy. Located in the region of Liguria, they are part of the Italian Riviera. Though they have become popular, they still have an undiscovered feel. Tourists here are low key, looking for a beach or a hiking trail toRead More →

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Most people travel to Europe in the summer months, for the warmth and sunshine. Some study in Europe and return home before the holidays. Others travel specifically to experience the Christmas Markets, located all over Europe in late November and early December. I like to visit a city at differentRead More →

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Santiago is a surprising blend of South American culture and European style architecture, set in a stunning Andean landscape. Though much can be seen in the country of Chile, if you only have 24 hours, Santiago is your jewel. Start by going to the Restaurant Giratorio, not for the food, but for the view.Read More →

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The ads intrigued us, linking to photos of frozen caves, steep crevasses and icy pinnacles. It was kind of like climbing Everest, without the risk or height, and it just might be the coolest thing we’d ever done.  We’d signed up for a heli-hike with the Franz Josef Glacier guides, located on theRead More →

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One of the most adventurous activities to be done in Sydney is the Harbor Bridge Climb. While such an endeavor used to be the territory of a few drunken locals, in 1998 Paul Cave decided to make it official. He swiftly learned that his battle would be uphill, yet expertly came upRead More →


There are common, recognizable charms to the historic port cities in the southeastern US: period architecture, cobblestone streets, gas lanterns, mossy oaks, nautical influences, horse drawn carriages, famous parks & squares and colorful cottages to name a few. The region’s warm weather and many days of sunshine make these cities a year round destination. Out of aRead More →

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From the remote roads that wind through otherworldly canyons, Utah feels like a foreign land. When you drive deep through its countryside, you can encounter rock formations with colors and shapes that look like they’re from another planet. You also find terrain that rivals anywhere on Earth. In short, you will be mesmerizedRead More →

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