the beaches

Los Cabos

A short 2 1/2 hour flight from Los Angeles lures me Los Cabos, Mexico. Los Cabos is on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. The view from the plane is a plant-less, beige/orange earth rugged like the moon.   The Resort Corridor 30 -45 minutes away depending on where you are staying. I am staying at Las Ventanas … Read More

amalfi beach

Amalfi Coast, Italy

The drive to the Amalfi Coast from Rome takes 3 hours and 20 minutes. It’s not quite the same as driving thru Tuscany: less cypress trees, more urban apartment buildings with laundry hanging off balconies, but in a different way – it is interesting. After struggling with on and of traffic, the reward is the coastline … Read More

The incredible view at Restaurant Terrazza Belvedere in Palazzo Sasso Hotel


With limited time in Amalfi, I wanted to find an ideal spot for lunch somewhere outside, on a cliff and enjoy the view. Happiness is at Terrazza Belvedere in Palazzo Sasso, a 12 century Italian Villa in the hilltop Villiage of Ravello, 1000 ft above the Mediterrainean. The view is spectacular and the meal. The … Read More

Capri from water

Isle of Capri, Italy

The first thing I learn is that locals pronounce Capri like this – long on the CAP, short on the PRI – Caap -ri. Ferries leave for the Isle of Capri from Napoli, Positano, Sorrento…I took the ferry from Sorrento, a cute seaside town. It costs around 14.50 Euros and is beautiful. I stayed overnight, but I am not … Read More