Discover France’s Secret Villages

Discover France’s Secret Villages

Walking in the Maritime Alps leads to the Mediterranean CoastRocky, snowcapped Alps tumble down to the dazzling waters of the Mediterranean coast along the French and Italian border. My love of France and its sleepy villages fueled my choice to hike through this...
New York City. A visit to the neighborhoods.

New York City. A visit to the neighborhoods.

There’s so much more to New York than Midtown and the bright lights of Broadway. On my annual trips to New York I rely upon friends for recommendations of their favorite places to eat, drink shop and explore in the neighborhoods  from Tribeca to Soho, Noho, the...
Blissed out in Bali

Blissed out in Bali

The lush island of Bali lingers in our imaginations from Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling book Eat, Pray, Love and the movie starring Julia Roberts. As much as Bali is known for its sandy beaches, and luscious green landscapes, it is also known for its romantic...
Award-winning Oregon: Shakespeare to Pinots

Award-winning Oregon: Shakespeare to Pinots

You would never suspect that Shakespeare and Pinots would be front and center in Ashland, Oregon, a hamlet 15 miles north of the California border. As a cultural epicenter, Tony Award-winning plays and Shakespeare classics have thrilled audiences for 82-years in the...
The Ultimate Cruise and Cuisine in Burgundy

The Ultimate Cruise and Cuisine in Burgundy

The mere name Burgundy evokes splendid wines, fine cellars and epicurean feasts. Now the secret is out among wine and food connoisseurs — the best way to sample it all is aboard a luxury barge slowly gliding down the Burgundy canals. If you’re independent,...