Wednesday, September 30, 2020

TRAVEL and TOURISM: The Missed Connections

Distilling the joys and pleasures of travel and welcoming the new realities moving forward in a post COVID world   The English woman and my American partner had lost their grip. Between the voice from our...

BLOGGING in the TIME of PANDEMIC

A Covid-19 reflection from bloggers around the world and how they see the future of travel as they learn to forge new paths.   It was inevitable: the scent of freedom always reminded me of the...

THE NORTHERN ALLURE

Hamburg - part grit and part chic, why this Germany city of the north keeps on surprising.   It was August, and the world smelled of roses – of dreams – of summer. When Ted Macauley...
medieval frescoes on the wall

SOFIA – A City Reborn

  At magic hour, when the sun shines directly above and white cotton clouds roll by offering shade to the earth below, a girl lights a candle inside the St. Nedelya Cathedral. A military officer...
Madrid Buildings in Black and White

MOONLIGHTING in MADRID

  The capital city of Spain invites you to play a part. Take a stroll. Linger in the park. Kiss under a lamp post. Have a smoke. Head over to a bodega. Lock eyes with a...
Panoramic view of the Malaga City

MALAGA coming of AGE

Why this sunny port city of Andalusia is the new capital of cool. At the time when the favored Andalusian sisters Granada, Sevilla and Cordoba were far too busy beguiling audiences across the globe while...
Early morning light in Lyon

In LYON, feeding the SOUL not with food but with SIGHTS

  There are these moments in Lyon during summer when the heat seemed to be far removed, tempered by a cool breeze where the Rhône River meets the Saône before rolling on toward the Mediterranean. It is...
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