In this article, I wanted to talk to you about beautiful Florence — bella Firenze. Florence is famed around the world for Renaissance masterpieces like Michelangelo’s David and stunning architecture like the Duomo. But, did you also know Florence is still home to thriving artisan traditions? In family-run workshops, Florentine artisans continue to realize centuries-old […]
When we were in Venice, from November 1 – 5, 2019 there was no flooding, and that was a blessing. We did see how they were prepared for this to happen often. There were stacks of platforms everywhere, ready to be placed when the water did rise for walking above the water. Now Venice is […]
Aalsmeer Flower Auction When I visited Amsterdam, I knew nothing about Royal FloraHolland, and I had no idea what I was going to see. But I have seen it now, and you should see it too. Located in Aalsmeer, it’s known as the Aalsmeer Flower Auction. You might have no concept of what is happening […]
Summer is the high season for visiting London. Lots of visitors, lots to do, and many things that happen at a specific time. Things like the Changing of the Guard. Come late and you’ll miss it. Even if you arrive early you might see it over a lot of heads. Will you know what is […]
The following is an article that I wrote in 2012. It holds some very special memories of a unique trip with my family and I want to share them with you. A VISIT TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE i have had the pleasure of visiting London many times, and as a travel professional, it is my most […]
Time for a visit to some of the most famous flower-themed events in the world. Before heading to Europe, I have to cover our U.S. themed festival. Starting with: Cherry Blossoms Washington D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Festival takes place from March 20 – April 14, 2019. The history of these trees goes back 144 years and […]
Guatemala is one of the most beautiful countries in the world that few people know very much about. It only takes one visit to realize that it’s under-served by the traveling public. It has a laid back atmosphere, cultural diversity, adventure, history, fabulous cuisine and a romantic vibe. With Valentine’s Day almost here, maybe you […]
Article Revised November 14, 2020 with new links. It’s official! Downton Abbey will be in theaters beginning September 20, 2019. After many months of waiting Downton Abbey fans are ready. For those of us who love Downton Abbey, just seeing the movie isn’t enough. Watching the tv series over and over isn’t enough. We want […]
Leipzig Germany, in the State of Saxony Germany, is the next stop on our trip around the world in 80 days. Leipzig has many nicknames. Known as the City of Heroes, City of Music, the ‘new Berlin’, and the city of short distances. Perhaps all of these names fit Leipzig well. Especially the City of […]
One of my favorite things to do is to attend the theater both at home and abroad. Without a doubt in my mind London is the top destination to enjoy a theater themed vacation abroad! Day 1 – One of the best ways to get your bearings in to take a tour. For this theater […]
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