Sunset Sunday-The Knossos Palace Sunset, Crete, Greece

Sunset Sunday-The Knossos Palace Sunset, Crete, Greece

Knossos Palace, a place of mystery and mythology dates back to before 1700 BC.  The palace believed to be the head of Minoans is regarded by some scholars as the seat of Atlantis and also as the home of the legendary labyrinth lurking Minotaur. Knossos palace was never meant to be the subject of a [...]

The Prime Time Sunset Sunday – Sunset at The Prime Meridian, Greenwich, London

The Prime Time Sunset Sunday – Sunset at The Prime Meridian, Greenwich, London

The sunset is the prime time of the day. Recently when attempting to visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London a place established to create official time (GMT) and measurements including 0 Longitude (the Prime Meridian) I experienced a true prime time sunset. When I traveled to visit Greenwich, London during an extended stay in [...]

Buffalo, New York-An American Architectural Gem

Buffalo, New York-An American Architectural Gem

Every place holds charm and if you appreciate American architecture, you must visit upstate New York to spend a few nights in Buffalo. Yes, put Buffalo on your travel list. A shipping hub created by canals and rails, Buffalo was once one of America’s wealthiest cities. At the turn of the 20th century Buffalo had [...]

Postcard-The Union Jack Umbrella Still Reigns in London

Postcard-The Union Jack Umbrella Still Reigns in London

Met with much rain on my recent trip through London (no surprise) I snapped an image of an iconic Union Jack designed umbrella along the south bank of the Thames River. Little did I realize at the time, the Union Flag or Union Jack itself might not fly over London, the capital city, forever. I [...]

Sunset Sunday – Sunset from the Sands of Sitges, Spain

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It is my first time back in Sitges since my travel sabbatical. I always knew I would return here. From my first trip, I can recall watching (or rather toasting to) Spanish sunsets from a balcony with views of the beach sipping from flutes filled with Catalonian Cava. Then I was celebrating the ending of [...]

The Yucatan Hacienda Holiday – Staying at Hacienda Xcanatun

The Yucatan Hacienda Holiday – Staying at Hacienda Xcanatun

Ever since I started traveling to Mexico for work in 2006, I dreamed about staying in an authentic Hacienda.  I wanted to experience the history, the grandeur, and be pampered in its luxury.  I checked into Hacienda Xcanatun earlier this year and realized my dream and then some. What made it so special? Attention To [...]

Sunset Sunday – Sunset Reflections on Saranac Lake

Sunset Sunday – Sunset Reflections on Saranac Lake

Adirondack chairs, a lake view, and a sunset sounded like a perfect holiday. I was happy to return to Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York for a warm weather adventure. My first trip to the region, a visit to Lake Placid, was during the winter months. Through friends made on my first trip, I rented [...]

The Super Grouper of Clearwater, Florida

The Super Grouper of Clearwater, Florida

When visiting Clearwater, Florida I made sure to sample the seaside city’s cuisine and experience local culture through cuisine.  All noteworthy destinations have a special meal, a delicious dish, and in Clearwater, Florida it is all about the Grouper. Every restaurant has grouper on the menu… You’ll find grouper fingers before chicken fingers.  The fish [...]