5 Beautiful Villages I Want to Visit in France

Salut, tout le monde! Having lived in France for four years, I had visited a good handful of what are consider "les plus beaux villages de France." In other words, these are several dozen villages throughout the country which have been promoted by national tourism as having "rich, cultural heritage," as means of drawing visitors … Continue reading 5 Beautiful Villages I Want to Visit in France

Travel Challenge– Day 7

Hey, folks! I was nominated by fellow travel blogger Anita from 100 Country Trek (thanks, dear!) to post one favorite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then nominate someone else to participate. That’s 10 days, 10 travel pictures, and 10 nominations. It is fun to search through my favorite photos, bringing back memories of … Continue reading Travel Challenge– Day 7

Lost in LA: Malibu

Malibu Pier (May 2021). When one thinks of Malibu, some words that come to mind might include "beach," "affluent," "secluded." All of them are correct, as this coastal city located at the very north-west corner of Los Angeles County is world-famous for its pristine beaches and multi-million dollar homes along its shores. Locals and tourists … Continue reading Lost in LA: Malibu

Destination: Santorini, Greece

Views in Santorini (July 2006). The island of Santorini needs no introduction: with its blue domes and white-washed houses perched along dramatic cliffs overlooking the deep-blue Mediterranean, this place is what many would describe as "paradise." It is no wonder, then, that plenty of films and paintings have been inspired by its views, as well … Continue reading Destination: Santorini, Greece

Destination: Florence, Italy

Views of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo (July 2006). Firenze or Florence? Ah, the age-old question...It's a subtlety that I had no idea about, and it wasn't until I looked it up that I understood the difference. Essentially, "Firenze" is how the Italians call it, and "Florence" is the English version, derived from "Florentia" in the … Continue reading Destination: Florence, Italy