Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy, oh my, what an amazing place! It is the hub of the Renaissance, rich with literature and architecture, and has been a top destination for tourists for centuries. I believe it was Charlotte Bartlett in A Room With a View who said, “When one comes to Florence, one must have a view.” Here…

San Gimignani, Tuscany, Italy

San Gimignano is a walled village in Tuscany that is famous for its medieval architecture and towers houses, which are stunningly evident in its skyline. We visited in October, 2017, as part of our five week European holiday. We took the train from Nice to Florence, then rented a car. It took several hours to…

A Week in Provence

This week I will continue revisiting the five week European holiday that my husband and I took in October, 2017. A week in Provence with our dear friends was another highlight of our trip. Our time there was absolutely heavenly; the weather was perfect, high 70s and sunny, the pace was slow and relaxing, and…

From Bath, UK to Robion, France

It has been a nice trip down memory lane to revisit the five week European holiday my husband and I took in the fall of 2017. Many of my blog posts have been about our time there, including our first stop, Loch Ness. We wanted to get acclimated to the time difference before heading to…

More on Bath Spa and Batheaston

Bath Spa and Batheaston are such lovely places to visit that you will not want to leave. I have visited the area many times, and at the end of my holiday, I always wish I could stay longer. I have found a wide variety of hotels, bed and breakfasts, Airbnbs, pubs and restaurants in the…

Bath Spa, UK

After visiting Castle Douglas, the next stop on our trip, or holiday as they say in the UK, was Bath Spa. Bath is a picturesque city that is situated along the River Avon in the county of Somerset, England. The Roman Baths, built in 60 AD, are a major tourist attraction. There are many other…

Wildlife Photography

Most professional wildlife photographers use burst mode to capture images of animals in their natural habitat, and using this method results in some amazing photos. Their work benefits and enriches our lives, when we get to see the habits and rituals of various animals. I have managed to take some photos of wildlife over the…

Loch Ness

Scotland has over 30,000 lochs, and Loch Ness is probably the most famous due to the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, affectionally known as Nessie. Our first stop on our five week European adventure was a beautiful bed and breakfast on the shores of Loch Ness, before heading north to visit our friends in…