Stonehenge… is there a place shrouded in more mystery?? I’ve had a strong interest in this UNESCO World Heritage Site since I was a little girl and first heard about its ancient circle of stones. (That interest actually increased after seeing the hugely famous and silly scene in the movie Spinal Tap that featured an […]
My Top 5 Highlights of London
Calella de Palafrugell: A Sparkling Gem on the Shores of the Mediterranean
Peering down at Calella de Palafrugell laid out in all its white-washed beauty on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, one thought instantly sprang to mind: this is very close to how I would design Heaven. Palafrugell is part of the Costa Brava region in Northeastern Catalonia (Spain), and belongs to the province of Girona. […]
New York in Bloom: Enjoying Bryant Park and Those Spectacular Tulips
After several days of rain, the weather in New York City last Wednesday morning was absolutely gorgeous with sunshine, bold blue skies, a gentle breeze, and brilliantly colored flowers… everywhere! I had heard that tulips were in bloom all over the city and saw some for myself on my cab ride into the city earlier […]
A Crème Brulee Chocolate Pedicure?? Yes, Please!
When I saw the sign in the hotel lobby advertising a special on chocolate pedicures, I have to admit I was excited yet scared, intrigued but worried. It sounded great (and delicious!), but I’ve always kind of hated showing my feet in public – and I had never had a pedicure before. Ever. Would this […]
A Travel Writer’s Top 5 Roller Coasters: It’s All About the Drop!
Writing on Wednesday about TripAdvisor’s awards for the top U.S. theme parks of 2013 made me think about roller coasters — but then almost everything does! I’ve loved these silly things since I was around 5 or 6 years old. That’s when two of my aunts sneaked me onto several scary rides and coasters with […]