Postcards from a solo adventure traveler…
About 1000 years before the construction of the Great Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt, the people of the tiny Maltese Archipelago were creating the elaborate megalithic temples that are now the oldest surviving freestanding structures in the world.
Unjustly overlooked outside of his native country, Joaquin Sorolla is considered one of greatest Spanish painters of the 20th century. Now the luminous splendor of his work can be admired at the Hôtel de Caumont-Art Center, in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Long before the Knights took control of Malta, the islands prime Eastern Mediterranean location had attracted successive waves of conquerors who also left their mark on the tiny country.
The story of Valletta, the diminutive capital of the Maltese Islands, is inextricably tied to the saga of the Knights of the Order of Saint John.
Virtually unheard of among international tourists, the best kept secret of the Guadeloupe Archipelago, the tiny islands of Les Saintes feel more the quintessential French seaside village as they do a Caribbean hideaway.
Shoehorned onto an islet that been guarding the entrance to its harbor since the sixteenth century, Old San Juan remains an historical jewel steeped in Old World charm.
There is no surer way to keep the impending winter at bay than a leisurely late fall escapade around the sun-drenched islands of the Caribbean. And in these dark days of Coronavirus confinement, the glorious days aboard the Silver Whisper make for especially precious memories – and a reminder that my traveling days will return.
Created over a span of 40 years by French artist Jacques Majorelle, then saved from oblivion by couturier Yves Saint-Laurent for whom it became a major source of inspiration, the Majorelle Garden remains an exotic botanical haven in the heart of Marrakech.
Among the wealth of historical and cultural sites concealed within the massive sandstone walls of the Medina of Marrakech, none are more remarkable than the opulent palaces built over the centuries to house the city’s rulers in death as well as in life.
From the pulsating energy of the souks and the grandeur of the ancient palaces to the heady fragrance of African spices and the majestic sunsets over the copper-colored ramparts, the Medina of Marrakech fascinates with its exotic allure.
The first art Museum in France to be open to the public (in 1750), the Musée du Luxembourg is now one of Paris’ premier temporary exhibit galleries. Through a series of masterpieces on loan from the Tate Britain Museum, its current exhibit pays an exceptional tribute to the 18th century masters who shaped the Golden Age of English painting.
Home to the Alhambra, the most emblematic tribute to seven centuries of Islamic legacy to the Iberian Peninsula, the Andalusian city of Granada retains a Moorish atmosphere to this day.
Although Cordoba had been an important settlement since Roman times, it was the Moors’ conquest in the eighth century a.d. that gave it the Mezquita, one of the greatest works of Islamic architecture in the world.
I was barely in my teens when travel became a driving force in my life. Now as a travel writer and photographer, I have visited over 45 countries in some of the most photogenic corners of the planet, taking tens of thousands of pictures along the way. With my work, I thrive to capture the natural and cultural uniqueness of each area I visit. Get to know me better…