Postcards from a solo adventure traveler…
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.
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.
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…