Friday, June 21, 2024
While the temptation of regenerative treatments flow abundantly in the Austrian Alps, visitors look the other way and seek out a new kind of healing.   At age 68, with a voluminous coif in a shade reminiscent of a melting snow,...
In travel, there is foreignness and familiarity. It's like flipping a coin, you get one or the other. The most fascinating part? The sense of wonder and surprise.   Every so often, when the occasion arises, I would find myself traveling...
If old dogs can learn new tricks, what are the chances of an aging Asian auntie learning to speak a foreign language?   By the time I reached the part where a woman starts to lie about her age, I decided...
Vienna was Freud's perfect place for his theories on the human psyche. Austria's pulsating capital can also be every traveler's waking dream and art aficionado's nirvana.  Otto Ernst Wiesenthal does not need a palace. He is happy in his thriving...
Throw a cat in the air, it will always land on its feet. But what happens when a cat lands in water? I’m that cat in the water. I’ve realized since moving to Spain, no amount of freestyle will...
Love it or loathe it, Malate is a kind of place that lives up to its legendary reputation and the best way to know it is to embrace it.   Between the patchy phone line and the tropical downpour brought on...
Travel Hack 101 - know a city and make it fall in love with you.How to know a city? Let me count the ways. There are only two things that one should always remember. FIRST is to learn about the...
What can a landscape teach a traveler? In Andalusia, it’s as simple as living like a local and embracing its transportive landscape.  T  o live in southern Spain on the coast of Andalusia - where the occasional sand laden wind blows,...
In Madeira, Quintas are becoming the new cultural touchstones and enduring icons that define Portuguese hospitality.  It was the best of times. I am traveling to Madeira. It was the worst of times. The plane that would take me to...
Sights, sounds, the self and a schloss -l'Invitation au voyage in the snowy Bavarian Alps.  There are elephants in the room. I am of course referring to the ubiquitous and recurring elephant patterns of my bed’s headboard, as well as...

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