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…

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…

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…

Seville, Spain

My Love Affair with Spain … in Pictures

After a Spanish holiday a few years back, I returned home to California begging, pleading and throwing myself at my husband’s feet in an effort to convince him we need to spend half of every year in Spain. Unfortunately my tantrums were ineffectual, so alas I’m still residing full time in the USA. But honestly, how can a person NOT fall in…

La Grand-Place, Brussels

Six Solid Reasons Why Bruxelles is a Good Idea

Given that Belgium is roughly the geographic size of the state of Maryland, it could perhaps be easily overlooked as a European travel destination. That would be a shame, because this little country nestled between the borders of France, Germany, Netherlands and the tiniest of countries … Luxembourg, is world-class indeed. After a visit to Amsterdam I…