Jetsetting

The Marvelous City of Milan | Discovering Italy

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II Milan is just one of those cities that stir up grandiose fantasies of chic high-end fashion, and sophisticated retail therapy. Shopping certainly is one of Milan's high points, but there is a lot more to this marvelous city. Leonardo da Vinci monument Milan is the capital of Lombardy, and for centuries… Continue reading The Marvelous City of Milan | Discovering Italy

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Historic Centre of Riga, Latvia – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

There are so many reasons to love Riga, and every place I visited within the city just added to my "Love List". The restaurant scene, Bastejklana Park, the Art Nouveau neighborhoods, the markets, the city's vibe, and its historic centre- just to name a few. Hello from Riga! 'Old Town' in Riga is a charmer,… Continue reading Historic Centre of Riga, Latvia – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Historical City of Lima – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

Greetings from Peru (I'm the pickle in the middle) The remarkable city of Lima was our first introduction into Peru. From here we traveled throughout the country into Nazca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, and onto the grand prize of the trip, Machu Picchu. Lima was a brilliant way to get ourselves grounded… Continue reading The Historical City of Lima – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

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Edinburgh Old & New Town – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

On the way to Old Town Edinburgh was everything that I was hoping it would be and more. I enjoyed my first round so much that I came back again a couple years later. Much of my love for this city was the majestic Old Town neighborhood, and the Royal Mile. Although New Town Edinburgh… Continue reading Edinburgh Old & New Town – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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Welcome to York | Discovering England

York Minster Welcome to York! This vibrant city in northern England has been a favorite of mine while traveling throughout the United Kingdom. The times that I had visited were always filled with fun and funny moments; from climbing the tower of York Minster, to a ghostly episode inside the city's most haunted pub. There… Continue reading Welcome to York | Discovering England

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Beautiful Old Town Budva | Exploring Montenegro

While I was exploring Montenegro, I was fortunate enough to spend time in the enchanting town of Budva. I was staying in the capital city of Kotor, and I made it a point to visit Budva. It is a magical seaside town in Montenegro that is bursting with a relaxing atmosphere, charm, and a fascinating… Continue reading Beautiful Old Town Budva | Exploring Montenegro

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A Day on the Dingle Peninsula | Discovering Ireland

The Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, and Killarney in Ireland had been on my radar for many years. I had already traveled to Ireland twice prior, but never to the south western tip; home to the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. On my most recent trip to Ireland, I decided to explore the… Continue reading A Day on the Dingle Peninsula | Discovering Ireland

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The Charming City of Chester | Discovering England

Ah, Chester! This city in England is one of my favorites with its lovely black and white rows, or magpies as I like to call them. The city walls are also a favorite, and were first built by the Romans. They are some of the best-preserved walls in the United Kingdom, and have a Grade… Continue reading The Charming City of Chester | Discovering England

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My Return to Galway | Discovering Ireland

It all sounds very theatrical but I did return to Galway, and oh my, how it had changed in seven years. On my most recent visit to Ireland, I had been twice before, so the third time was an absolute charm- especially in Galway. I was exploring the west coast of Ireland, traveling up from… Continue reading My Return to Galway | Discovering Ireland

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Colca Canyon, Condors & The Peruvian Andes | Off the Beaten Track

Watching the majestic Andean condors soar over Colca Canyon was high on my list of things to do in Peru. Matter of fact, Colca Canyon is located in the Peruvian Andes which makes it extremely high in altitude. The combination of the condors being high on my list, as well as the 16,000 feet high… Continue reading Colca Canyon, Condors & The Peruvian Andes | Off the Beaten Track

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While in Reykjavík | Discovering Iceland

If visiting Iceland, more than likely you will be staying in the capital, Reykjavik. Either for your entire visit or for a few days before venturing off into the rest of the country. The city is vibrant and colorful, as well as the country's cultural, economic and governmental center. Reykjavik is recognized as one of… Continue reading While in Reykjavík | Discovering Iceland

USA Travel

Route 66 via Arizona | America Road Tripping

Road Tripping along America's Mother Road- Route 66, or along Interstate 40, has been an adventure for me in the last two decades. At times it was a quick drive where I stopped for sleep, a meal and gas. While there were other trips that I took my time and stopped off at the Grand… Continue reading Route 66 via Arizona | America Road Tripping

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria | The Storybook town of Germany

Strolling the cobblestone streets of old Rothenburg ob der Tauber was like diving into the pages of the storybooks that I used to read as a child, or to my daughter when she was a little girl. I had read about the town and saw photos prior to my visit, but seeing it first hand… Continue reading Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria | The Storybook town of Germany

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Charming Old Town Krakow, Poland | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

This is where it all began for me, my love for Eastern Europe! Prior to visiting the charming city of Krakow, I had just explored Prague and Warsaw. Both were beautiful cities with great history, but it was old town Krakow that did it for me. The moment that I stepped into the market square,… Continue reading Charming Old Town Krakow, Poland | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Kylemore Abbey in Connemara | Discovering Ireland

A trip to Connemara, Ireland is not complete with out a visit to the Kylemore Abbey. When I had visited the abbey, it was a wonderful addition to exploring one of Ireland's loveliest natural landscapes. Greetings from Kylemore Abbey Kylemore Abbey was originaly built as "Kylemore Castle", a private home in 1868 for an affluent… Continue reading Kylemore Abbey in Connemara | Discovering Ireland

Food Journals

What I ate in London – Part 1 – A Food Journal

I have visited London time after time since 2009, and I am not done yet. In fact, Great Britain is my most frequented country that I have visited and explored. For over a decade, I have watched the food scene evolve, and I am excited about it. England is not all about fish and chips… Continue reading What I ate in London – Part 1 – A Food Journal

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Tijuana “TJ”, Mexico | A Quick Trip Over the Border

It was not until I moved out of Los Angeles later in life,that I learned the only people who call Tijuana, "TJ", are those who grew up in California. When people asked me if I had ever been to Mexico, I would say "Yeah, TJ", and no one knew what I was saying. Not even… Continue reading Tijuana “TJ”, Mexico | A Quick Trip Over the Border

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London’s Portobello Road Market | Beyond Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Portobello road, Portobello roadStreet where the riches of ages are stowed.Anything and everything a chap can unloadIs sold off the barrow in Portobello road.You'll find what you want in the Portobello road. - 'Portobello Road' Bedknobs and Broomsticks Soundtrack When I first told a friend that I wanted to visit Portobello Road Market, he asked… Continue reading London’s Portobello Road Market | Beyond Bedknobs and Broomsticks

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Sharm El-Sheikh | Egypt’s Remarkable Resort Town

Prior to flying into Sharm El-Sheikh from Cairo, I had already been in Egypt for three weeks. I had seen many different landscapes in this North African country, everywhere from Cairo, Giza, Siwa Oasis, Aswan, Luxor, and a few towns in between. Out of all the cities that I had visited, I believe I saved… Continue reading Sharm El-Sheikh | Egypt’s Remarkable Resort Town

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Exploring Old Islamic Cairo | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

There are many wonderous layers of Egypt to explore, and one visit to this North African country was not enough, I know it was not for me. First, you have the Pyramdis of Giza and all the historic temples of ancient Egypt that run along the Nile River. Then you have another layer of Egyptian… Continue reading Exploring Old Islamic Cairo | A UNESCO World Heritage Site