Postcards from a solo adventure traveler…
Throughout Andalusia, displays of Catholic might compete with the memories of Moorish rule. Especially in Seville, where the largest Gothic cathedral in the world sits on the site of the great 12th century Aljiama mosque, just a few steps away from the magnificent Alcàzar palace, built by Christian kings in the post-Islamic Mudéjar style.
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.
In southwestern France, limestone cliffs pitted with caves where humans have set up camp since the dawn of time have made the Valley of the Vézère a key area of world prehistory.
Throughout Medieval and Renaissance times, the Dordogne Valley, an especially scenic patch of southwestern France, experienced a tumultuous history that led to the construction of countless fortified castles and abbeys. Many of them are still standing today, beautifully maintained and ready to welcome visitors.
Newly opened Lascaux IV, the spectacular replica of France’s most celebrated cave, brings into focus the riches of the unique UNESCO World Heritage Lascaux site and a better understanding of the history of Paleolithic cave art.
A prehistoric land of rugged gravel plains bordered by massive conical kopjies and flat-topped mountains, surreally beautiful Damaraland is one of Namibia’s best-kept secrets.
This next stage of my 2,000-mile journey around Namibia takes me from the quaint Atlantic resort of Swakopmund to the barren shores of the Skeleton Coast.
Day Three of my 2000-mile journey across Namibia takes me from the scorched Great Dune Field of the Namib to the eerie fogbound shores of Walvis Bay.
Day Two of my 2,000-mile journey across Namibia begins in Sossusvlei, watching the sun rise over the iconic red dunes of the Namib Desert.
From the central Khomas Highlands and Windhoek to the Namib Desert, the first stage of a 2,000-mile adventure across Namibia.
A landmark exhibition recently opened at the Louvre in Paris, “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting,” features one third of master’s complete opus and explores his creative relationship with other major artists of the Dutch Golden Age.
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…