The Czech Republic: From castles to countryside

The Czech Republic: From castles to countryside

Prague is beautiful but the surrounding villages are also amazingly splendid Most people who visit the Czech Republic confine their stay to Prague, its majestic capital – and with good reason. “The city of a hundred spires” not only challenges the likes of Paris in...
Key West — laid back with loud shirts

Key West — laid back with loud shirts

Key West is a place to relax, enjoy nature, and party.  Even after spending several days luxuriating in the sun on Key West, the essence of the Florida destination eluded me. I had immersed myself in the tiny island’s history, wandered narrow streets lined by...
Vietnam's Ha Long Bay: A True Surrealistic Watercolor

Vietnam's Ha Long Bay: A True Surrealistic Watercolor

Ha Long Bay — An end-of-the-Earth, Lord-of-the-Rings-on-water quality Descending the steep, narrow plank, inch by inch, hand over hand along the long pole, I thought: “This better be one hell of a cave!” Exploring the other-worldly interior of Hang Trong Cave was to...
Around the world in 29 sensational tastes of cheese

Around the world in 29 sensational tastes of cheese

Tastes of cheese are a foodie’s dream. I love a foodie’s perspective on travel. I’ve been known to drive extra hours to get to a special restaurant and for unusual tastes of cheese, even when everyone else in the car is complaining of hunger. Where...