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...
Cruise Iceland to discover the land of puffins, elves and fjords.

Cruise Iceland to discover the land of puffins, elves and fjords.

Despite its name, only 10% of Iceland is actually covered in ice. In fact, the country about the size of Maine, is gloriously green. Wildflower fields, lush meadows, and rich tundra blanket a landscape of astonishing variety: black sand beaches, tumbling waterfalls,...
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,...
How to visit Lucerne and Have the Time of Your Life.

How to visit Lucerne and Have the Time of Your Life.

Along the shores of Lake Lucerne, couples promenade arm-in-arm as the sun dips behind the snow-capped mountains. Families, catching the last light, head home pushing strollers. Seagulls swoop by colorful boatyards and swans skim across the cobalt lake, floating above...