As we were driving up to Stejarii Country Club in Bucharest, I sat up a little straighter and properly crossed my legs, practicing my sophistication prior to arrival as I had never been to a country club before. Aren't they meant for classy women who sip fruity flavored iced tea, wear designer tennis outfits and reek of poise and refinement?
The Greek island of Santorini (Thira) is in the southern Aegean Sea and actually consists of a group of islands. Though the complex is still an active volcano, it is most commonly known for it's brilliant blue roofs, but there are so many more things to do in Santorini than marvel at the blue roofs.
Stepping off the Viking River Cruise boat, a chill went down my spine. It was cold and drizzly outside, basically what you would expect for a December Christmas market cruise [...]
I had been thoroughly enjoying my free wine every evening, and occasionally during the day, on my Viking River Cruise along the European Rhine. But, when the Tor ship hit [...]
This year was going to be different, Viking River Cruises and my traveling friend Cacinda of Points and Travel invited me to cruise along the Rhine River to visit festive European cities and almost a dozen Christmas markets throughout Germany, France and the Netherlands. Plus, we'd have time to sneak one special market in before our embarkation in the town of Basel, Switzerland.
Back in the day, I had visited a drive-in movie, where the speaker hung from the car window and we hid in the protected environment of the vehicle. But, in Santorini another style [...]
I have eaten plenty of versions on an Americanized Greek Salad where the ingredients were mixed in, or layer on top of, an assortment of leafy greens. And they were [...]
I had many regrets when my adorable Italian Nonna passed away several years ago. But, the one that still haunts me today is that I didn't give her my undivided [...]
Peter and I are not romantic. Cute, yes. Romantic? Not so much. In our 20 years together there has never been rose petals sprinkled on the bed, feeding each other [...]
Five times a day throughout the streets of Istanbul you can hear the trilling call to prayer, also known as ezan. During this time the voice of the bellowing muezzin, the man who [...]