A First-Timer’s Feedback

A First-Timer’s Feedback

My friend Clare recently asked me to help arrange a family trip to Italy — for her and her husband, and their high-school-age son, visiting her older son who is spending a semester in Florence. It was their first trip to Europe, and they had an ambitious...
Travel moments that touch your soul

Travel moments that touch your soul

I’m still trying to absorb today’s news about the fire at Notre Dame, and the potentially-devastating damage to a building that is not only an historical and religious treasure, but the literal heart of the city of Paris. My husband and I sat at the dinner table...
A Hui Hou, Hawaii

A Hui Hou, Hawaii

Hawaii has a mythical, mystical power over people. I can attest to it myself  —  I made what I thought would be my one “bucket list’ trip to the islands in 2014, went back again in 2016, and am headed there again in about two months (for what i am...
Croatia is calling

Croatia is calling

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s no secret that Croatia is hot, hot, hot these days! It appeals to beach-lovers, history buffs, foodies, outdoorsy adventurers and romantics. Despite its popularity it’s still an affordable option —...
My South African Adventure

My South African Adventure

“Traveling – It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”  –  Ibn Battuta   I’ve always loved this quote, but even more so now that I’ve experienced South Africa. My recent visit was educational, inspiring, surprising, memorable and...
A Year in Review

A Year in Review

This has been a jam-packed travel year for me, but you won’t hear any complaints. The more, the merrier, as far as I’m concerned, because I collect new countries/hotels/experiences like a madwoman! By rough count, 2017’s travel adventures included:  five new...