Off the Beaten Path

· Eschewing a city break for an authentic experience out of the way · It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of honeypot city breaks. It certainly ensures an easier, and sometimes cheaper, itinerary. But there’s something to be said about getting off the beaten path and discovering some lesser known places while traveling. … More Off the Beaten Path

Out of a Fairy Tale

· Portugal’s stunning Sintra · Deep inside the forested mountains of the Portuguese Riviera lies the tiny resort town of Sintra. Set amongst lush vegetation and just miles from the Atlantic coast, Sintra is a magical place and perhaps one of the most underrated destinations in Europe. The little town, with steep, winding, cobblestoned streets, … More Out of a Fairy Tale

May Flowers

· England’s wisteria hysteria · There are many magical things about England. Honey-colored cities like Bath, Cambridge, and Oxford. Cathedrals dating back to the 1100s. Pubs from the 1600s. Being surrounded by history and the inspiration for stories like The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter. But perhaps one of … More May Flowers

Our Lady

· Mourning the Notre Dame fire in Paris · There are few events these days that garners the same response from everyone. In a hyper-polarized culture, there are often several interpretations of events and even tragedies rather than a collective response. When the 850 year old Notre Dame de Paris caught fire Monday night, we saw … More Our Lady

A Royally Good Day Out

· Exploring the twin towns of Windsor and Eton · Have you ever been somewhere that completely overwhelms you with beauty and history? Windsor and Eton in Berkshire, England is one of those places. Straddling the River Thames, these two little towns are steeped in the history of England’s upper crust dating back to the 11th century when … More A Royally Good Day Out

Ye Olde England

· Enchanting scenes of England gone by · Tourists often stick to London when they visit England, but some of the most charming places in England are outside of the vibrant city. Don’t get me wrong, I love London. But it’s also absolutely worth venturing out to see all that England has to offer. Here, … More Ye Olde England