Jewels of the Canadian Rockies: Five Must-Visit Lakes

Jewels of the Canadian Rockies: Five Must-Visit Lakes

Without question, the Canadian Rockies are home to some of the most spectacular natural scenery anywhere on the planet. Snow-capped mountains, pristine glaciers, emerald-green forests, and roaring waterfalls make this region a delight for any nature-lover. But even in this treasure chest of natural scenic wonders, the crown jewels are undoubtedly the lakes of the […]

Fall in the Eastern Sierra: A Spectacular California Road Trip!

Fall in the Eastern Sierra: A Spectacular California Road Trip!

Having lived in New England for a few years, and having experienced fall in all its glory in those states, I was not expecting to be much impressed by the aspens, willows and cottonwoods native to the Eastern Sierra. But a week spent driving down California SR395 from South Lake Tahoe to Bishop, exploring side […]

Five Fabulous Free Things to Do in Rome!

Five Fabulous Free Things to Do in Rome!

In looking back upon our time in Rome, I realize that some of my most treasured memories of the Eternal City are associated with activities that are free. We did pay for several must-sees, including the Borghese Gallery and the stairs to climb up the dome of St. Peter’s, but for the most part, we […]

My Favorite Insta-Worthy Spots in Santa Barbara!

My Favorite Insta-Worthy Spots in Santa Barbara!

A stunning California beach town wedged between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara has no dearth of Instagram-worthy photo sites. From the historic dusty-pink Mission to the colorful tiled Spanish steps at Paseo Nuevo, and from mountain roads offering jaw-dropping views of the city to waterfront locations perfect for capturing fiery […]

The Doorways of Orvieto: A Photo Essay

The Doorways of Orvieto: A Photo Essay

In every place I have been to in Europe, I have been fascinated by the doorways and the door knockers. They are so gorgeous! The doors themselves are rich with architectural details, and, more often than not, they have beautiful stone frames and metal grills at the top of the arches. One rainy afternoon, as […]