Fall Colors in the Eastern Sierra: Why You Must Do This California Road Trip!

Fall Colors in the Eastern Sierra: Why You Must Do This California Road Trip!

Having experienced fall in all its glory in New England, 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 in the fall changed my mind in a hurry. Read on to […]

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 climb up to the top of the dome of St. Peter’s. But for the most […]

My Five Favorite Instagram-Worthy Spots in Santa Barbara!

My Five Favorite Instagram-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. Its historic dusty-pink Mission and the colorful tiled Spanish steps at Paseo Nuevo are gorgeous. From mountain roads offering jaw-dropping views to waterfront locations perfect for fiery sunsets, you’ll find yourself […]

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 […]