Jetsetting

Inverness, Scotland | Exploring the Scottish Highlands

I had come to Inverness as my jumping off point to the Orkney Islands, which is an archipelago at the Northern tip of Scotland. I had stayed for several days in this pleasant city at the mouth of the River Ness and was completely charmed. Inverness is very walkable with interesting architecture, a multi steeple… Continue reading Inverness, Scotland | Exploring the Scottish Highlands

Jetsetting

A Day at the Hill of Crosses | Exploring Lithuania

The first time I viewed photos of Lithuania's Hill of Crosses, I knew that I needed to check it out. That was several years prior to my visit to Vilnius, Lithuania and when I decided to venture into the country, my travel rolodex remembered the Hill of Crosses. I decided on doing it as a… Continue reading A Day at the Hill of Crosses | Exploring Lithuania

Jetsetting, UNESCO

Historic Centre of Vilnius, Lithuania | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exploring the historic centre of Vilnius was like diving into a large delicious bag of eye candy for me. I have always been one for architecture, as well as a love for Eastern Europe and the centre of Vilnius had combined those passions for me. The historic city centre embraces several significant architectural styles including… Continue reading Historic Centre of Vilnius, Lithuania | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jetsetting, UNESCO

Wurzburg Residenz – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Germany

When I had come to the city of Wurzburg in Germany, it was to only visit the Wurzburg Residence and I was in complete awe of the grandeur of this palace. I have a special passion for European art and architecture, so it was not an eccentric move for me to take a side trip… Continue reading Wurzburg Residenz – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Germany

Jetsetting, UNESCO

Stonehenge Experience – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

There are a multitude of articles and blogs written about this mysterious UNESCO World Heritage Site that I figured I would write on my two experiences of visiting Stonehenge. Yes, I have been there twice and not because I loved it so much. Both times I visited Stonehenge it was part of a day tour… Continue reading Stonehenge Experience – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

Jetsetting

Searching for Nessie – Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands

Cruising the Loch Ness on a beautiful summer day was a highlight for me while visiting Inverness, Scotland. What would have made it more perfect was if we spotted Nessie. We did spot calm blue waters, an expansive sky and the Urquhart castle which was good enough. I did not know what to expect when… Continue reading Searching for Nessie – Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands

Jetsetting

Seoul’s Deoksugung Palace | Exploring South Korea

Bundled up in a heavy wool coat, furry snow boots and my Banana Republic teal beanie, I stepped off the metro in search of Deoksugung Palace. It was brisk Mid-December morning in Seoul and there was a sheet of powdery snow on the ground. This was my first time in Seoul as well as my… Continue reading Seoul’s Deoksugung Palace | Exploring South Korea

Jetsetting

Cebu Taoist Temple | Exploring the Philippines

The colorful and zenful Taoist Temple located in the Beverly Hills development of Cebu City, was a peaceful getaway while visiting the islands where my family hails from. I decided on my last trip to Cebu to visit both historical and religious sites that I felt compelled to. I do not belong to the Taoist… Continue reading Cebu Taoist Temple | Exploring the Philippines

Jetsetting

Das Kehlsteinhaus – Hitler’s Eagles Nest | Exploring Germany

While visiting the Kehlsteinhaus, aka Hitler's Eagle's Nest, an idea struck me that made me ponder how over time a place can change its intention and the energy it holds. Let me break that down a bit more, as it may sound rather woo-woo. As I was taking the above photo of the bleak building… Continue reading Das Kehlsteinhaus – Hitler’s Eagles Nest | Exploring Germany

Food Journals

Noshing in New York – Part 1 – A Food Journal

Manhattan, New York - Finding a place to eat in Manhattan can be a strategic affair since New York is not short of historic, inventive, trendy and fanciful restaurants. There are so many choices that it can become overwhelming. You would have to either live in New York for sometime or visit many times over… Continue reading Noshing in New York – Part 1 – A Food Journal

U.S. National Parks

Kenai Fjords National Park | Exploring Alaska

Reserction Bay Exploring Kenai Fjords National Park, which lies just outside of Seward, was an extraordinary experience while traveling through Alaska. This is where ice, ocean and mountains meet and the best way to visit this national park is by boat or kayak. If water travel is not your thing, you do have the option… Continue reading Kenai Fjords National Park | Exploring Alaska

Global Dining

A Taste of Spring Wine Dinner with Master Sommelier, Carmelo Messina | Tuscany Gardens in Las Vegas, Nevada

Fine dining in Las Vegas has always been a favorite past time of mine, especially when it is a multiple coursed dinner with wine pairing. It gets even better when dinner is hosted by a Master Sommelier as he discusses each wine, the regions of which they came and how to taste the food with… Continue reading A Taste of Spring Wine Dinner with Master Sommelier, Carmelo Messina | Tuscany Gardens in Las Vegas, Nevada

Jetsetting, UNESCO

The Mosque of Ibn Tulun | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Mosque of Ibn Tulun is a must see for those who are visiting Egypt. It is considered the oldest mosque in Egypt as well as all of Africa, and it was built between AD 876 and 879, by Ahmed Ibn Tulun. Over the centuries it has miraculously survived and kept its original form. This… Continue reading The Mosque of Ibn Tulun | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jetsetting, UNESCO

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. After doing a little… Continue reading Cruising Up the Nile – From Aswan to Luxor, Egypt

Jetsetting, UNESCO

The Sanctuary of Isis at Philae in ASWAN, EGYPT | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

While in Aswan, my friends and I had visited the Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae UNESCO sites, and I was in awe. Not only for the architectural wonder of these temples built for their Egyptian Gods, but for the shear fact that these temples were dismantled and reconstructed to save them. Last century… Continue reading The Sanctuary of Isis at Philae in ASWAN, EGYPT | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jetsetting

Horse Riding Through the Sahara | GIZA, EGYPT

"This is one of the best things I have ever done in my life!" That is what my friend said while we were horse riding through the Sahara desert and overlooking the Pyramids of Giza. There are extraordinary experiences that one can do in their lifetime and this was one of them. My friends and… Continue reading Horse Riding Through the Sahara | GIZA, EGYPT

Jetsetting, UNESCO

A Day at the Pyramids of Giza | Seven Wonders of the World & UNESCO World Heritage Site

Three ladies, three camels, three pyramids, a Sphynx, a solar boat and a day well spent! The Pyramids of Giza was on our bucket list and I believe it is on yours as well. This famous archeological site in Egypt is noted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, as well as part… Continue reading A Day at the Pyramids of Giza | Seven Wonders of the World & UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jetsetting

Mountain of the Dead | Siwa Oasis, Egypt

After making the extensive journey into Siwa Oasis and eating breakfast at my hotel, I hopped inside this tumnayah for a ride. I took a very bumpy and exciting ride with my local guide around Siwa Oasis. Our first stop was Gebel Al-Mawta or The Mountain of the Dead, which is one of the city's… Continue reading Mountain of the Dead | Siwa Oasis, Egypt

Global Dining, USA Travel

Noshing on the Original Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour | Big Onion Walking Tours, NYC

As a chronic traveler, I have been on my share of walking tours on both hemispheres; I have also been to The Big Apple many times over. The funny thing is that I have never done the Big Onion Walking Tour before, although it had been on my radar for over a decade. There was… Continue reading Noshing on the Original Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour | Big Onion Walking Tours, NYC

U.S. National Parks, USA Travel

Respects to MLK | A Visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park

Early morning, April 4thShot rings out in the Memphis skyFree at last, they took your lifeThey could not take your pride In the name of loveWhat more in the name of love?In the name of loveWhat more in the name of love- 'Pride' U2 "Marching for Change." While visiting Atlanta, Georgia I took one solid… Continue reading Respects to MLK | A Visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park