Orcas Island Retreat

The San Juan Islands, located in the Salish Sea in the northwestern part of Washington State, are an ideal get away for anyone looking for a place to rest and relax. The slow pace, rural setting free of traffic jams and the stress of the city, make for a perfect place to wind down and…

Notre-Dame de Paris

Like many others, I was deeply grieved to hear the news of the fire earlier this week that ruined much of the beloved cathedral, Notre-Dame de Paris. I am at a loss of words to describe the horror I felt when watching the images of the fire, and to see the magnificent spire come tumbling…

Doors and Windows of Europe

Today’s post includes photos of doors and windows in various locations in Europe, that I have found interesting. They were taken in the Cotswolds, Provence, Brugge, Barcelona, Madrid, Dores and Castle Douglas (both in Scotland), Florence and Lyon. As always, please leave a comment and share your thoughts.

Visiting the Medieval City of Avignon, France

A visit to Avignon is a must for any trip to Provence. It is an ancient, walled city surrounded by medieval stone ramparts that sits by the Rhone River. Once inside, you will find narrow passageways, charming town squares, along with numerous shops and restaurants. Between 1309 – 1377, it was the seat of the…

J’adore la france!

As you may have figured out by now, I love to travel, I was bitten by the travel bug early in life, and the bite has never healed. My favorite country is France. Whenever I am in Europe, and my itinerary doesn’t include France, halfway through my trip, I am conjuring up ways to get…