7 reasons to take vacations in January

1. You deserve it! It’s just that simple. And you’re grown, you don’t have to explain to anyone why you need a vacation. The holidays season can be fatiguing, and it is a great way to start the new year Read More …

 

7 Cyber Stocking Stuffers You Didn’t Know Existed!

I know, you got all excited because you thought that that’s a Monet painting. Gosh, thanks! Well, close. It’s all mine, with some creative photo editing. The photo is of Harrison’s Cave, Barbados – yep, RiRi’s haunts. Yes, I know Read More …

 

What does Francis Ford Coppola, Prince Charles, and the ”third world indigents” have in common? Mud houses and thatched roofs

Thatched roof hut at Karanambu Ranch Lodge, Rupunini, Guyana The homes on the South American continent, even with their fabled thatched roofs and mud huts, is to me, like none other on earth, but then perhaps I am biased, as Read More …

 

Glissandi on the Arabian Sea

The Queen’s Necklace. The pseudonym for the string of lights that decorate Marine Drive along the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai, India Hosting an average of ninety-six thousand visitors per week, the mausoleum is not only a primary place of worship Read More …

 

Simple lessons we can learn from the mute swan

Modern-day Courtesans – The Mute Swan Kensington Palace, London Britain’s largest bird, and one of the world’s heaviest flying birds, the mute swan is commonly found throughout Britain the USA, Europe, Asia, and even in parts of Africa. There is Read More …

 

Il lago Bolsena

Il lago Bolsena, Montefiascone, Italy   The approach to Bolsena En route to Bolsena, the lake is visible from the road. The day is umbral with the¬†clouds in attendance, and¬†Bolsena is reserved, serene, almost ominous. But we do not immediately Read More …

 

What’s not to like about Paris?

Croissant, chocolat, the cruise the Sienne, batobus, Notre Dame, and the Eiffel Tower, Champs – Elysees, Louvre……. did I mention chocolat and croissant? ………..and the Frenchman who emphatically raised his head so that he could be sure to look down Read More …

 

The beauty and antiquity of Italy

 

 

Beautiful Barbados, Caribbean Islands

 

 

Civita di Bagnoregio, Umbria

View from the belvedere in Bagnoregio On an overcast day, a snow-white mist envelops the valley, rising up to the till of the Calanchi, covering the tufa base of the hill that sustains this medieval fort; and Civita hangs suspended Read More …