One cannot live on Santorini alone, which is why as much as I adore that Greek island, there are more than 200 other Greek islands to explore as well. So I decided to visit an island in the Ionian Islands, Corfu. The entire old city, Corfu Town, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The […]
I was stunned with my walk through the Jardin des Plantes today in Paris, the flowers were the loveliest I’ve ever seen them. At their peak in mid-September, it was a sea of color, a beautiful vision.
I hadn’t been to New York City since 2011, and I was craving a big city fix. Yes, Paris, where I live, is a big city. But it feels more like a charming village. It’s said that New York City is the greatest city in the world. I have to say, I think there’s some […]
Is it possible to fall in love twice with a place? In my case, I think YES! I’d been to Santorini in the Cyclades chain of islands in Greece last in 2014. I was captivated by it and wanted to return. But with my schedule in 2015 and the bad economy, I didn’t get around […]
Not far from Avignon, on the way to the South of France, is a magical little area called the Luberon, named after a beautiful mountain range. Fields of lavender and hillside towns add to its magic. Save Save Save
What can be said about Jerusalem that hasn’t already been said? A fascinating city with so much history and important to so many people for so many reasons. I found the entire city beautiful, haunting in its own way and perplexing. Save Save
In general, I hate guided tours. I’m not sure why, maybe it’s because I prefer to wander aimlessly and discover things without being told about them. But from Siena to the hillside town of San “Gimi” seemed easiest to go with a tour. I initially was disappointed that the visit would only be a bit […]
The Tuscany region of Italy is famous. I’d been here before, but wanted to do more exploration. I based myself in Siena. What an amazing small town with some of the greenest, most beautiful scenery everywhere. I walked aimlessly all day, around the city and finally down a road with not only the most amazing […]