Postcards from a solo adventure traveler…
Since the start of the new millennium, France is seeing an explosion of contemporary architectural brilliance from some of the world’s greatest structural and landscape artists. They have conceived a new crop of outstanding museums that go beyond their historic role as custodian of the cultural and artistic heritage of the country to become works of arts onto themselves.
Venice requires no introduction. The fabled destination is on everyone’s European wishlist, a distinction that from Easter through October can turn it into a chaotic citywide museum. But come winter the tourists fade away, the Venetians reclaim their city and the Serenissima becomes once again serene.
From the eagle’s nest city of Corte to the mighty Genoese seaside bastion of Bastia, one last look at the epic vistas of the mountain island of Corsica.
Teetering at the edge of a high limestone cliff, the Romanesque fortress city of Bonifacio offers one of the most dramatic seascape in the Mediterranean. .
The recently opened Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris offers an intimate look into the creative process of the legendary designer.
The dramatic island of Corsica rises from the Mediterranean like a miniature continent. Its shores of precipitous cliffs and perfect half-moon bays have attracted visitors since the beginning of history. And still do.
More than the focal point of the city of Porto, the Douro River is the backbone of the region.
Porto is traditional Portugal at its finest, a charming old town that matures gracefully on the banks of the Douro, along with its world-famous wine.
Porto may have gained its identity from wine, but its historic center is defined by religion. Its skyline bristles with churches that illustrate the evolution of Portuguese architecture from Romanesque to Neoclassical.
Over the past seven decades, the name Christian Dior has become the embodiment of glamour and feminine elegance. Now, the iconic French fashion house is celebrating the milestone with a retrospective exhibit of 300 of its most breathtaking designs at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. And it is a stunner!
Nestled in gently rolling hills covered at the southwestern edge of the Lubéron Regional Park, lovely Lourmarin is the sort of village dreams of Provence are made of.
One of the most picturesque corners of Provence, the Lubéron is famous for its medieval hilltop villages and its fragrant fields of lavender.
In the heart of Perigord, medieval Château La Fleunie lives on as a charming three-star boutique hotel, especially notable for its gourmet restaurant, La Table du Chevalier.
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…