“God only made water”, stated Victor Hugo, “man-made wine.”  And what better place to taste that wine than in Bordeaux and the surrounding Aquitaine region, The historical region of Aquitaine, the largest region of France, forms the southwestern corner of France.  It is the region of ‘quackers’ and cheese…where the...

“All you need is love, love…Love is all you need.” In 1967 The Beatles put those words to music. Fifty-five years later those words still hold true. To celebrate love on Valentine’s Day…or any day… an amorous atmosphere can be the special something that will...

The good ole summertime is river time, and cruising the rivers of the world has become a rapidly increasing choice for travelers.  There is an excitement brought about by the motion of a river...

I am still in awe of the fantastic ride I experienced, once I boarded the magic carpet of travel some 4 decades ago. Yes, it’s been a great ride full of memorable moments! [caption id="attachment_10108" align="aligncenter" width="300"] RIDING THE MAGIC CARPET OF TRAVEL[/caption] Thanks to my work...

Much has been written about “tourist traps”. They have often been labeled tacky, overcrowded, overpriced and a waste of time. True in some cases…false in others. However, some so-called “tourist traps” are worth the time or effort (and sometimes even the money) to view them. They...

In four decades of amazing travel, I have experienced much stuff. However, if I had to name only one lesson I’ve learned from all of the stuff that happens, that lesson would be… do it while you can. If I had told my grade school...

From extravagant Hollywood award-winners to Bollywood low-budget releases, movies entertain us and nourish our souls. Come along with me to see where some favorite movies were filmed, places where you can follow the stars to eat, drink, or sleep. Popcorn optional. RUSSIAN TEA ROOM: Where Tootsie...