There is a lesson I keep learning, first at the Vatican in Rome, then in Greece, and now in Myanmar, and it is: Cover Thy Knees. Looking back, the skirt I wore in Greece, (where I was chased out of a mountainside monastery by a screaming monk, shaking a broom), was indeed blasphemously short. Today’s … Read More
If famous couple wanted to have private wedding, then Sandham Island would be the place. The amount of travel would be a deterrent even for the most ambitious paparazzi. First, one must fly to Stockholm. Then, take a hour plus bus ride (or hire a car, which is most likely if one is famous) to … Read More
Just a short drive from the busy Marrakech is the stunning Atlas Mountains. The journey from Morocco over the mountains to the city of Quarzazate offers a different perspective from the spice markets and city camel rides. There are a few cafes with fireplaces flared serving coffees and teas. Quarzazate, often called “the door to the desert”, … Read More
The Drive from Edinburgh to the Lake District is around three hours. I stayed at Ees Wycke Country House – a B&B in Ambleside, with offering a nice English breakfast. Although I may not be the best judge, I was mesmerized by the honeycomb in the honey. Photographing it, touching it and eating it, took up … Read More
I had a long list for a one night stay in Palm Springs: A visit to the Palm Springs Tourist Center; a tour of the Mid-Century homes; sit by the pool and catch up on five years worth of reading; dinner at the Viceroy; get a decent photo of the many windmill parks that surround the city. … Read More
It’s not often I go to Venice Beach. More often than not, a visit to Abbot Kinney takes up most of the time. But this trip I took a long walk on the usually busy boardwalk and surprised to find just a handful of people.
Our girls weekend in Tulum was long overdue. The relatively self contained strip to yoga class and juice-bar hop. That is just what we did. We stayed at the eco-resort Cabanas Tulum, its sister higher end resort beside is called Beach Tulum. First, 6:30 am yoga at Yoga Shala. Then, the beach.
If you can manage to get a window seat on the inbound flight to Alaska – I highly recommend it. Keep your camera in hand for the stunning view of choppy mountains, ribboned with snow. Anchorage Highlights: Kaladi Brothers Coffee; Fire Island Bake Shop; Chilkoot Charlies Bird House Bar and a midnight baseball game.
The drive from Anchorage to Seward is possibly better than the town itself. The road follows the water for the first portion of the drive offering breathtaking views of mountains across the water. Seward is a town caught in a time-warp. If you want to feel like you are participating in some indie-retro movie – here … Read More
Head across the water towards the mystical mountains and at the based lies an artist colony of sorts called Halibut Cove.
The $30 cab fare for the 10 minute journey from the Montego Bay airport to the Half Moon Bay Resort is off-putting, to say the least, but once there and under the sun it is almost forgotten. The resort spans 400 acres – but it is sprawled out so somehow it works. By third day, … Read More
It is pouring rain when I land in Antigua, but by the time I reach the hotel, the sun is high in the sky, and welcoming. I’m here for a eight or nine days of peace, quiet and soul searching. For the first time in my life, my plan is not to make a plan. … Read More
Five days in the promised land is not a lot of time. My trek takes me to Jerusalem, Masada, the Dead Sea and Eilat. It is too late for Hebrew lessons, so I grab a copy of Exodus and toss it in my travel bag for the flight. The overnight flight seems a small price … Read More
The steep journey up to the top of Amer Fort is by Elephant ($20) and possibly the most expensive thing you will do in India, but fun, I think… maybe, more accurately, in hindsight: once I was actually on the Elephant – I was terrified, and would have begged to get down but could not … Read More