Postcards from a solo adventure traveler…
Aix-en-Provence is a remarkable center of European history that has managed to preserve the integrity of its rich architectural and cultural heritage while evolving into a thriving and highly livable contemporary city.
The Côte Vermeille is the last stretch of French Mediterranean coastline before the Spanish border. It’s where the rugged, vineyard-covered foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains tumble into the sea. And where Collioure, a sun-drenched fishing village clustered around its massive medieval fortress rises from the sea.
From the massive parade through the largest Chinatown in Europe to the treasure trove collection of Asian Arts of the Musée Guimet, Paris celebrates Chinese New Year with gusto.
Köln to the Germanic world, Cologne to the rest of us, the ancient city on the Rhine and traces back its origins to the first century A.D. as the Roman Colonia. Carnival in Cologne is a tradition almost as old as the history of the city itself. Today it is one of the largest and most popular in Europe.
Nestled along the banks of the Salzbach River in the spectacular foothills of the Austrian Alps, Salzburg beguiles visitors with its fairytale Baroque charm.
The seat of the Habsburg dynasty for over half a millennium and one of the fabled cultural capitals of Europe, today’s Vienna welcomes visitors to the twenty-first century version of the sumptuous romantic city of its imperial days.
When Sir Bernard Ashley purchased Villa Crawford in 1991, the 80-year old once grand Italianate mansion at the eastern edge of Charlottesville, Virginia, his vision was to restore it into a world-class property where guests would feel at home in a private English country manor. And Keswick Hall was born.
Imagine a gracious historic small town set against the serene rolling hills of Central Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, home to a thriving artist community and a vibrant cultural life. Welcome to Charlottesville!
This is my first game drive at Motswari Private Game Reserve. We are driving into a tangle of bush so dense I can’t imagine how we are going to get through it, much less see anything of note. Yet we are tracking a leopard…
Mvuu is an environmentally-friendly wilderness lodge located on a lagoon of the Shire River and the only property inside the Liwonde National Park, the premier game viewing destination in Malawi. Its population of elephants is especially dense along the river.
I came to Metz, the historic capital of Lorraine, to visit its innovative new modern arts Pompidou Center. What I discovered was a city of beautifully preserved architectural and artistic treasures spanning two millennia of European history.
It’s an hour’s boat ride to Mumbo Island, a tumble of granitic rock topped by lush miombo woodland located ten kilometers off shore in the heart of the Lake Malawi National park. As we draw near, tiny reed and thatch chalets barely distinguishable from the tangle of trees begin to materialize…
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…