Jetsetting

St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin | Discovering Ireland

Over my travels and education, I have come to find that cathedrals and churches play a great role in Europe's architectural, art, cultural, and political history. St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin is no exception to that rule. For over 800 years this church has been the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland, and today… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin | Discovering Ireland

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A Trip to Weimar | Discovering Germany

The city of Weimar in central Germany may be overlooked by many visitors who come for holiday to this country. The city itself has a population of about 65,000 people, and is a three hour drive south of Berlin. Although most people have not heard of Weimar, it is a well known city due to… Continue reading A Trip to Weimar | Discovering Germany

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Visiting Skopje | Discovering North Macedonia

If I were to break it down to two things that stood out for me during my visit to the capital of North Macedonia, Skopje; the amount of prominent statues that line the streets, and the amount of friendly stray dogs, who made me part of their pack. I do like statues and I do… Continue reading Visiting Skopje | Discovering North Macedonia

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Madrid’s Greatest Museums | Discovering Spain

The art and culture scene of Madrid is a brilliant one, and it is one of my favorites on this side of the pond. If your interests also lie in art, then you understand the appreciation one feels to take in a region's art scene through a variety of mediums. The city of Madrid is… Continue reading Madrid’s Greatest Museums | Discovering Spain

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The Picturesque City of ROUEN – Discovering Normandy, France

Joan of Arc, Monet's Rouen Cathedral series, and the city's half timbered architecture all play a small role in Rouen's allure. I found this city to be intriguing and unforgettable, although I still cannot pronounce "Rouen" correctly to this day. It is a picturesque medieval city along the River Seine in the northern region of… Continue reading The Picturesque City of ROUEN – Discovering Normandy, France

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Cologne’s Best Museums | Discovering Germany

The vibrant city of Cologne, which overlooks the Rhine River is layered with rich history and culture. The city is built upon a Roman village, and over the centuries has evolved into an urban sprawl with excellent architecture and art scene. With the many things that I experienced in Cologne, the city's museum scene and… Continue reading Cologne’s Best Museums | Discovering Germany

Global Dining

Etno Dvaras | Traditional Cuisine in Vilnius, Lithuania

I am honest with people who want to travel with me when I say that I may not be the person they want to travel with. Being a solo traveler for over a decade, I do not wait for anyone, and can be uncompromising and stubborn. Especially if I want to visit a place, or… Continue reading Etno Dvaras | Traditional Cuisine in Vilnius, Lithuania

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Top Museums of PARIS | Discovering France

Paris is one of the world's most famous cities for art and culture, and is one of my favorite locations for museum hopping. From Picasso to Monet; archaeology to architecture; Renaissance paintings to modern sculptures - it can all be found in the museums of Paris. Cluny Museum Throughout my trips to Paris, I have… Continue reading Top Museums of PARIS | Discovering France

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Visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris | Discovering France

The Louvre is massive, and I will be fair in saying that one visit to Paris's most beloved museum is not enough. I have been three times, and I am positive that I have not seen everything. This extraordinary palace turned museum contains countless collections of the world's most famous and priceless pieces of art;… Continue reading Visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris | Discovering France

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The Palais Garnier – Paris Opera House | Discovering France

In all of its extraordinary pretentiousness the Paris Opera House was stunning, and I loved it. The Opera House was designed using classical and Baroque architecture using elaborate materials such as crimson velvet, crystal, gold leafing, and marble. It was masterfully designed throughout its interior, and is truly a pièce de résistance. Paris Opera House… Continue reading The Palais Garnier – Paris Opera House | Discovering France

Food Journals

What I ate in Peru – A Food Journal

I explored Peru for two weeks, and in hindsight I wish that I took more food photos. Actually, I wish that I explored more of the food. By the first week I had consumed so much coca leaf tea that by the second part of my journey, I completely lost my appetite. To the point… Continue reading What I ate in Peru – A Food Journal

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The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice | Discovering Italy

Peggy Guggenheim Museum The Peggy Guggenheim Collection was a favorite of mine while visiting Venice, I enjoyed everything about it. The collection of modern art is brilliant and housed inside the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an 18th century palace on the Grand Canal. The whole museum scene is to be appreciated - the renovations made to… Continue reading The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice | Discovering Italy

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Shakespeare’s Globe Theater | London, England

Do you fancy William Shakespeare? If so and if you are in London, the Globe Theater located next to the River Thames makes for a perfect visit. You can take in a play or take the theater tour, choose one or do both. On my most recent visit to London, I decided to take the… Continue reading Shakespeare’s Globe Theater | London, England

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SANTA FE – My Favorite Southwest Town | Exploring New Mexico

One of my favorite road trip agendas in the Untied States is driving through the Southwest. I have been fortunate enough to take that long road, Highway 40/ Route 66, numerous times in the last couple decades. Sometimes I would drive it with my family, and other times on my own. I have also driven… Continue reading SANTA FE – My Favorite Southwest Town | Exploring New Mexico

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Cruising Up the Nile – From Aswan to Luxor, Egypt

If you are looking to cruise the Nile River in Egypt from Aswan to Luxor, I highly recommend the experience. Deciding on a boat cruise aboard a mid-size luxury liner is an extraordinary way to see the riverways of Egypt, as well as many of the important temples in Upper Egypt. Aswan, Egypt After doing… Continue reading Cruising Up the Nile – From Aswan to Luxor, Egypt

USA Travel

Desert Botanicals Gardens & the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion | Phoenix, Arizona

As my sun sign is in Capricorn, an earth sign, I enjoy anything with a grounding nature. That is why I have a deep fondness for mountains, forests, vegetable dishes, and gardens. One of my favorite things to do while traveling is visit a garden, if my schedule permits. This might have to do with… Continue reading Desert Botanicals Gardens & the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion | Phoenix, Arizona

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Phoenix, Arizona- "Form follows function", a phrase I first learned on my initial visit to Frank Lloyd Wright's home studio in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago. From that point on, I felt a connection with Wright's forward thinking of architecture. Over the past two decades, I had visited many of his designed buildings and… Continue reading Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West | A UNESCO World Heritage Site