Like countless other Francophiles, I am captivated by French art, history and fashion, as well as the cheeses, wine, pastries, cuisine and films of France. I saw Midnight in Paris, with Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams, twice. So when I heard about a trip to Normandy, I signed up pronto and started packing my chicest […]
When I was a student in Paris, a classmate invited me to her home in the Loire Valley for the weekend. We took the train from Paris and visited the cathedral in Chartres and several castles. February is a cold and damp time in France. I remember the pleasure of entering the kitchen in her […]
Considered a favorite city by many Europeans, Istanbul is vibrant, exotic, chaotic and very exciting. I spent eight dynamic days in Istanbul, wandering the lesser known neighborhoods, riding the trams and ferries, zipping back and forth between the Asian and European sides and seeing more than just the mosques’ minarets. Istanbul appealed to all my […]
The Cotswolds are known as the walking capital of England. Why? The ancient network of footpaths were created over the centuries as villagers found the quickest way to their place of work, local market or church.
The spires and summits of mosques, churches and rolling hills are the first thing to greet descending travelers as they arrive in one of Turkey’s many airports. A country rich in culture and history, its architecture is one of the most enduring memories visitors take away. With strong influences from the Ottoman Empire, much of […]
The best part of any good hike is the reward of an epic view.
Istanbul is the “Flavor of the Month” for many international travelers and abuzz with “not to be missed” old and new attractions, restaurants, luxe digs, and bohemian neighborhoods. If it’s your first visit to Istanbul, the top attractions no one should miss are: the majestic 6th-century Byzantine Basilica of Aya Sophia, the Ottoman Palace of […]
Paris promises something for everyone – sophistication, beauty, culture, history, cuisines, art, escape and that nebulous quality called ambiance. Hopefully when you visit Paris you’ll carve out time to do more than rush to the major tourists sites; the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Muse d’Orsay. A Visit to the towers of NOTRE DAME […]
I’m going to tell you right away what the best part of my job is: meeting amazing people when I travel. I looked up a friend-of-a friend in Istanbul recently and was really glad I did. Bedriye Hülya is an attractive young woman with an impressive list of accomplishments. She uses her energy, inspiration and skills to help […]