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.
In Bordeaux, the city at very heart of one of the oldest and most revered winemaking regions in the world, the recently opened Cité du Vin takes visitors on a journey of discovery of the varied vineyards and wine cultures on the planet.
Ravaged three centuries ago by a major volcanic eruption, the arid, windswept Spanish island of Lanzarote, off the coast of western Africa, didn’t seem conducive to wine-growing. Yet its inhabitants have managed to create thriving vineyards by shaping a unique landscape of tiny craters of black volcanic ash, each planted with a vine.
The easternmost island of the the Canaries Archipelago, Lanzarote owes its unique personality to two major influences: the longest volcanic eruption in recorded history and the island’s favorite son, the artist and environmentalist César Manrique.
Antoni Gaudi, the leading architect of Catalan Modernism, is all but synonymous with Barcelona. Admired worldwide, his buildings are the most visited tourist attractions in the city.
Barcelona is said to have the most restaurants and bars per capita in Europe. Discovering memorable ones is a fun exercise for food conscious visitors.
Barcelona has everything that is most captivating about Mediterranean cities: two millennia of rich history, amazing architecture, endless sunshine and irresistible food.
French Polynesia’s Society Islands have attracted visitors ever since English explorer Captain James Cook first landed on the shores of Tahiti in 1769. But it is 20th century cinema that revealed Bora Bora and Mo’orea as the most romantic islands in the world.
The Musée d’Orsay presents a first-ever exhibition of Picasso’s early Blue and Pink periods. Organized as a continuum, it reveals the early creative identity of this towering figure of 20th century art world.
Created eons ago by volcanoes, the Society Islands of French Polynesia have evolved into the dreamy landscapes of soft mountains covered by lush jungle greenery, silky white coral sand beaches and crystalline lagoons of South Seas fantasies
Craggy volcanic cliffs soaring from the South Seas at the far end of the word, the sparsely inhabited islands of the Marquesan archipelagos retain their lost-in-time mystique.
Wild mountains soaring in brooding isolation from a cobalt sea, the Marquesas are magnificent. Through the centuries, the islands have attracted many an escapee from western “civilization”, and their siren song can still be heard today.
Experiencing the magic of the Islands of Tahiti aboard the M/S Paul Gauguin.
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…