Dinoris Restaurant, Rhodes, Greece

The Rhodes Well Traveled

It’s no secret that a well traveled road bears a multitude of compelling stories. It is a traveler’s narrative that transports tales ranging from the daily and often hurried commute of locals to the carefree tempo of retirees gathering for a ritual of morning coffee or an afternoon beer. It carries people from far-away lands who…

The northern coast of Maui's Upcountry

The 7 Best Happy Hours on Maui

Every hour is happy hour on Maui, but some are unquestionably better than others. From Kihei to Kahana, there are plenty of restaurants offering high-priced PuPus and piña coladas, and we soon discovered that in order to find the best Happy Hours in a tourist hub like Maui, you’ve got to hit the highway – the Honoapiilani…

St Pauls Bay, Lindos

Saints, Goddesses and Grace – the Allure of Lindos

A curious ambiguity struck me as I pondered that the bay below me honored a Christian saint while the cliffs high above memorialized a mythological Athenian goddess. Yet the greater paradox here became the revelation of a local culture steeped in grace and pliancy – antiquity and modernity that somehow unites the two. The ancient Greek…

Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort Really is ‘The Best Stay in Tucson’

Serenity and tranquility in a desert oasis. Sounds divinely inviting, right? Well, on a recent impromptu ‘Thelma & Louise road trip’ to Tucson with my dear friend Patti, I discovered that serene and tranquil desert oasis — namely The Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort. Situated in Tucson’s spectacular foothills, this 30-room (not for long – they’re in the midst…

La Sagrada Familia … a Glimpse into Catalan Glory

La Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic Basilica located in Barcelona Spain, is an astounding architectural masterpiece conceptualized and designed by Antoni Gaudi, frequently referenced as Spain’s most distinguished architect. Gaudi’s vision commenced in 1883 when he began transforming the design of this cathedral (initial construction started a year earlier) into architectural forms incorporating Spanish Gothic, Catalan Modernism and Art Nouveau styles. Gaudi’s design embodies three…