Sicily — Food, Nature, and Archaeology

Sicily is a wonderful blend of the modern and ancient worlds “You can steal my money, but not my food.”  “If lunch or dinner doesn’t have at least five courses, it’s just a snack.”  “If you want things to go exactly as planned, don’t come here.” These words, spoken by...

Nevis’ sweet plantation life

This “Rooms to Explore” feature focuses upon places throughout the country and the world where I have stayed that became part of the experience of visiting a destination. Places that bring to life the local history, culture and lifestyle in a very meaningful way –...

Happy Trails in out-of-the-way Arizona

Out-of-the-way Arizona is easy to visit. The whole state seems that way. With its iconic painted deserts and vast, seemingly endless roads, out-of-the-way Arizona is the ultimate destination. But visit the Grand Canyon state during the off-season, when all the...

Washington’s Mount Vernon Christmas

A historic look at the Mount Vernon Christmas of yore This holiday season George Washington’s Mount Vernon home will offer special extended Christmas season events from November 24th through the Epiphany on January 6th. Themed decorations, historical...