Finland: Land of Attractions – Cities of Design

Finland: Land of Attractions – Cities of Design

This stylish, relaxed city is a dream destination for walkers as most of the important sights are conveniently situated in the city’s center.

Between a Rock and a Soft Place at The Boulders Resort & Spa

Between a Rock and a Soft Place at The Boulders Resort & Spa

Lizards warm themselves on gigantic granite boulders, Jackrabbits and deer make their homes amid the desert landscape, towering saguaro cacti reach for the sky, and the sun’s rays encourage wildflowers to bloom in vivid shades of magenta, gold and lavender.

Slow Boat to Moscow: A Viking River Cruise

Slow Boat to Moscow: A Viking River Cruise

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” - A.A. Milne (1882-1956)

Lush Life on Kauai, The Garden Island

Lush Life on Kauai, The Garden Island

Is it possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to? You might say I’ve done Hawaii. I’ve visited the Big Island, the largest in the Hawaiian chain, I’ve had a frenzied, fun time on Oahu, the island that calls itself “the Heart of Hawaii”, and I’ve checked out the marvels of Maui, "the Valley Isle."

Carnival Time in Rio - A Wonderful City

Carnival Time in Rio - A Wonderful City

Cidade Maravilhosa – Wonderful City. This is the name the Cariocas (residents of Rio) fondly call their town – and with good reason.

Dreaming in Color: San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, Mexico

Dreaming in Color: San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, Mexico

A most romantic, starry-eyed way of contemplating color, wouldn’t you say? However, I am in the city of San Miguel de Allende and I feel awash in color. Do I dream in color? Right here, right now – oh yes!

This Romantic Setting - Stowe, Vermont

This Romantic Setting - Stowe, Vermont

The gorgeous lyrics of “Moonlight in Vermont,” the 1944 standard, perfectly extol the enchantment one finds in “this romantic setting."

Between Dreamland and the Deep Blue Sea on Silversea

Between Dreamland and the Deep Blue Sea on Silversea

Ever consider that the road to happiness may not be a road at all? That point was driven home when I recently cruised four of the seven seas: Mediterranean, Aegean, Ionian and Tyrrhenian on the Silver Spirit, one of the vessels on Silversea Cruises, visiting ports from Malta to Elba and everything in between.

Jekyll Island: A Retreat of History and Wonder

Jekyll Island: A Retreat of History and Wonder

"Mr. Rockefeller never feels as well as when he’s enjoying the secluded and exclusive life which only this Paradise on Earth affords."

Time and the Sea in Croatia

Time and the Sea in Croatia

You say you like your cruises small and intimate, not one of those gigantic “floating cities” with 5,000-6,000 passengers where chaos reigns and one needs a sign in the elevator telling you what day it is.

Hollywood's Incomparable Star – The Diplomat Beach Resort – Shines Anew

Hollywood's Incomparable Star – The Diplomat Beach Resort – Shines Anew

Hollywood – Florida – is a classic beach town that has been enchanting visitors since the 1920s.

Vail, Colorado – Where Dance Moves Mountains

Vail, Colorado – Where Dance Moves Mountains

I have always loved the words to John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High,” and longed to know the sensations that these words evoke: quiet solitude, serenity of a clear blue mountain lake, and yes, the chance to see an eagle fly (I did!).

ART & SOUL: A Magical Master's Tour from the Riviera to Provence

ART & SOUL: A Magical Master's Tour from the Riviera to Provence

The light shimmers bright and golden on a cerulean sea. The soft, warm breeze stirs the palm trees and threatens to take my napkin off into the blue.

Anguilla - A blend of high style and low-key elegance

Anguilla - A blend of high style and low-key elegance

Anguilla is a British overseas island territory that is tucked away in the northern Caribbean and nestled around unrivaled white beaches and deeply turquoise seas.

Winter in Telluride Brings Warm Memories

Winter in Telluride Brings Warm Memories

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they do when they stick together. In Telluride, Colorado, their sticking together has produced a magnificent, world-class resort for all manner of winter sports.