Zimbali Retreats, Negril, Jamaica

Zimbali Retreats At Zimbali Retreats, the tall, lean man who goes by the name of Fire scrambled around among the foliage surrounding the very — very! — modest wooden lean-to which serves as his home. After collecting several herbs and spices, he seasoned the simple, nourishing meal...

A farmhouse in Umbria

farmhouse umbria Rooms to Explore visits an Umbrian farmhouse Our temporary Italian home away from home could have been in an upscale hotel – but it wasn’t. Its two spacious bedrooms, comfortable living room and full kitchen had recently been renovated. The antique furnishings,...

Traditional Japanese guest houses

Japanese guest houses 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 –...