Jetsetting

Cliffe Castle Museum and Gallery | Discovering England

Cliffe Castle located in Keighley, West Yorkshire is a fascinating place to visit; not only for their interesting exhibitions and collections, but for the Victorian Neo-Gothic home that they are housed in. The building and interiors are stunning, and have been through several transformations since it was first built. It is considered a Grade II… Continue reading Cliffe Castle Museum and Gallery | Discovering England

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Palacio Real de Madrid – The Royal Palace of Madrid | Discovering Spain

During my travels, I have always found myself exploring castles, old fortress, and palaces; I suppose it is one of my travel obsessions. I have been to so many that I lost count a few years ago, but then again I was never counting. In my own mad way, visiting former royal residences has always… Continue reading Palacio Real de Madrid – The Royal Palace of Madrid | Discovering Spain

USA Travel

Museum Mile – Art & Culture on 5th Avenue – New York City

It took me a course of numerous trips to New York City, and about eight years to visit the best museums The Big Apple has to offer. Museum Mile on 5th Avenue runs alongside Central Park in the upscale neighborhood of the Upper East End. Within twenty-two city blocks from 82nd St. to 104th St.,… Continue reading Museum Mile – Art & Culture on 5th Avenue – New York City

Jetsetting

Maison de Victor Hugo in Paris | Discovering France

I made it an absolute point to visit the Maison de Victor Hugo during one of my visits to Paris. Hugo was brilliant, controversial, and eccentric. He was a poet, politician, and novelist who penned Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Victor Hugo lived a life that could be divided into three major… Continue reading Maison de Victor Hugo in Paris | Discovering France

UNESCO

The Palace of Versailles – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering France

The Palace of Versailles was just so very! The culture, history and politics of France are woven right into this palace; from the glorious gardens, the extravagant Royal Apartments, to its famous Hall of Mirrors. There are centuries of historical moments and various incarnations of the Palace of Versailles, each one intriguing in its own… Continue reading The Palace of Versailles – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering France

Jetsetting

The Picturesque Peles Castle | Discovering Romania

Peles Castle was one of the most picturesque palaces that I had visited throughout Eastern Europe. The wood framed exterior reminded me of Bavaria, another European region that I have always enjoyed. It was built between 1873 and 1914, although its inauguration was in 1883. It was constructed in the Neo-Renaissance style for King Carol… Continue reading The Picturesque Peles Castle | Discovering Romania

Jetsetting

A Visit to Castle Howard | Discovering England

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The history, lore, and love for palaces and estates has always been a huge interest of mine while I travel. Visiting Castle Howard was one of those extraordinary stately homes, with 300 years of history that is located in North Yorkshire, England. Although it is not a fortified structure, the… Continue reading A Visit to Castle Howard | Discovering England

Jetsetting

Lovely Leeds Castle | Discovering England

When a family member was living in Kent, she always spoke about Leeds Castle. I was intrigued by what she spoke about because of my love of medieval castles, cathedrals, and towns. Leeds Castle definitely held up to its reputation from its strong castle walls, fascinating history, and its lovely grounds. Leeds Castle had gone… Continue reading Lovely Leeds Castle | Discovering England

Jetsetting, UNESCO

Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Germany

Visiting Sanssouci Palace was as beautiful as the sound of its name. Although it was a drizzly day when I went, the splendor of this palace in Potsdam, East Germany was brilliant. I had specifically come to Potsdam from Berlin to visit Sanssouci, and was not disappointed. Sanssouci Palace, which means "without worries" or "carefree",… Continue reading Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Germany

U.S. National Parks

Scotty’s Castle – Death Valley National Park | Exploring California

Scotty's Castle in Death Valley, California is an intriguing look into the luxurious lifestyle of the wealthy during the roaring 20's. What is even more intriguing is the story behind this classic Mission Revival style home in the midst of nowhere. It was the secluded winter hideaway for Chicago millionaires Albert and Bessie Johnson, from… Continue reading Scotty’s Castle – Death Valley National Park | Exploring California