Postcards from a solo adventure traveler…
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.
For a majority of visitors to French Polynesia, the adventure begins with a stopover in the capital city of Papeete on the island of Tahiti, where the luxury InterContinental Tahiti Resort and Spa is an ideal launching pad to a magical South Seas archipelago experience.
A charity hospital foundation from the Middle Ages, the Hospices de Beaune complex is one of the finest examples of medieval civil architecture in France. Its flamboyant Gothic buildings, polychrome roofs and rich art collection make this museum one of Burgundy’s gems.
Burgundy has been a crossroad of trade routes and a center of civilization since Celtic tribes dominated Europe throughout the first millennium B.C. From Gallic vestiges to medieval monasteries, the proud history of the region is written in its remarkable archeological sites.
Long before its wines made it world-famous, Burgundy, with Dijon as its capital, was an area of intense human activity. A crossroad of Celtic trade routes, the city is an ideal departure point to explore the rich archeological heritage of the region.
Wedged in a remote corner of the Baltic seashore, Riga, the capital Latvia, is a destination often omitted from tourist itineraries. Yet it is widely recognized by architecture buffs as the Art Nouveau capital of Europe.
Riga is a city few travelers can place on a map. Yet, as the capital of Latvia and a prosperous Baltic trade center since Medieval times, it offers a unique legacy of the evolution of northern European architecture over the past 800 years.
Known to the French as La Ville Rose after the distinctive pink brick used to construct its historic center, Toulouse is all too often overlooked by visitors. Those who do visit, however, are rewarded with the elegance of its architecture, its superb local food and the welcoming, laidback attitude of the Toulousains.
For two days in 79 AD, death rained down on the Roman towns surrounding Mount Vesuvius. Buried for 1700 years under 50 feet of lava, Herculaneum became a unique time capsule of daily life in Ancient Rome.
A unique multimedia installation transforms a nineteenth century iron foundry in a once industrial neighborhood of Paris into a cutting-edge digital art experience.
Matera, one of the oldest living cities in the world, is also one of Italy’s best-kept secrets.
Created by Giotto in the early 14th century, the Scrovegni Chapel cycle of 37 frescoes it is widely recognized as one of the milestones in the evolution of European art.
A short boat ride away from its legendary center lay a Venice few tourists ever see: small islands scattered throughout the lagoon, each with its own history and personality.
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…