Visions of Veneto

Visions of Veneto

Stepping into an ankle-deep puddle, I almost lost my footing and quickly had to grab the hand of an elderly gentleman who then ceremoniously led me onto a large wooden plank sitting atop several inches of water, courtesy of the Grand Canal.

Wyoming: Where Rugged Meets Refined

Wyoming: Where Rugged Meets Refined

Why oh why Wyoming? Because! From Jackson Hole in the West to Buffalo in the Northeast and everything in between, this is a most beautiful land of staggering natural beauty, offering an authentic Western experience.

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.” –John F. Kennedy

Lake Placid Lodge: Pure Adirondacks, Pure Bliss

Lake Placid Lodge: Pure Adirondacks, Pure Bliss

The sweet, intoxicating fragrance of cedar and balsam pine is the first thing that hits you when you arrive at Lake Placid Lodge, a beloved 19th century mountain camp transformed into a lodge of unparalleled rustic splendor.

Panama Canal Explorer Cruise: Going with the Flow Takes On a Whole New Meaning

Panama Canal Explorer Cruise: Going with the Flow Takes On a Whole New Meaning

Disclosure: This cruise was taken just prior to the Pandemic and, while recognizing that cruising may not be high on your list of “things to do” at the moment, I think we can all agree that – some day – we shall cruise again!

Being There: Bonaire

Being There: Bonaire

Calm, peaceful, laid-back. In the movie “Being There”, Chance, the lead character, embodies all of these traits.

Paris: Love Blooms Eternal in the City of Light

Paris: Love Blooms Eternal in the City of Light

“We’ll always have Paris.” Those iconic words uttered by Bogart to Bergman in Casablanca so many years ago are just as true and meaningful today.

Bauhaus: 100 Years of Delightful Design

Bauhaus: 100 Years of Delightful Design

The famous Bauhaus Art School opened in Weimar, Germany in 1919; there students studied not only architecture but created everything from buildings to art and furniture.

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club: A Sun-Kissed Soujourn

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club: A Sun-Kissed Soujourn

Sky above, Sand below, Peace within...Ponte Vedra, Florida is a seaside community located just 18 miles south of Jacksonville and a 35 minute drive from its airport.

A Visit to The Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York

A Visit to The Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York

There’s a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.

Rhinebeck, New York - Close to Home, Far from Expected

Rhinebeck, New York - Close to Home, Far from Expected

Just a mere two hours from New York City, there is a place that perfectly embodies the charms of small town America – steeped in history, with majestic views of the Catskill Mountains and nestled in the lush rolling hills of Duchess County in scenic Hudson Valley: Rhinebeck.

Saratoga Springs - A Hudson Valley Treasure

Saratoga Springs - A Hudson Valley Treasure

Saratoga Springs, a town enhanced by a history of health, wealth and racing, was first and foremost a town blessed with nourishing mineral springs.

Mohonk Mountain House - A Victorian Castle in New York's Hudson Valley

Mohonk Mountain House - A Victorian Castle in New York's Hudson Valley

In 1869, founder Albert Smiley purchased a ten-room inn on Lake Mohonk and 150 years later it has expanded into Mohonk Mountain House, the renowned sprawling property you see today.

Newport, Rhode Island: The City by the Sea

Newport, Rhode Island: The City by the Sea

The road less traveled won’t lead to Newport. In fact, just the opposite is true. For more than 375 years, Newport, Rhode Island has welcomed tourists from near and far, thus its moniker America’s First Resort.

Royal, Regal, Radiant Stockholm

Royal, Regal, Radiant Stockholm

Welcome to one of the world’s most creative and exciting urban scenes. You are within walking distance to eight centuries of unique cultural experience and you are surrounded by 24,000 islands and islets.