Europe

iceland northern lights

Photo of the Week: Northern Lights in Iceland

  The Northern Lights are reason enough to travel to Iceland. The catch? You’ll have to go in the winter. The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are a natural phenomenon that is visible in the northern latitudes only during the winter. The green, white, blue, and sometimes other colors can be seen due to solar …

Photo of the Week: Northern Lights in Iceland Read More »

Photo of the Week: Napoli Pizzeria

Why Napoli (Naples) is the Real Deal While other cities have transformed their historic downtowns into either a touristified Disney Land or one long stretch of expensive designer brand shopping, Napoli, or Naples, Italy has done neither. True there are a few kitschy souvenir shops, but for the most part it’s as authentic a city …

Photo of the Week: Napoli Pizzeria Read More »

Photo of the Week: View over Florence Italy

  View over Florence Italy Anyone with a desire to comprehend the Renaissance has to make Florence, Italy a part of their Italy trip itinerary. No other place in Europe packs in so much Renaissance art, sculpture, and history as Florence, not to mention its being the epicenter of the movement that spawned Europe’s rebirth …

Photo of the Week: View over Florence Italy Read More »

waterfall iceland

Photo of the Week: Iceland Waterfall Skógafoss.

Skógafoss: a Classic Iceland Waterfall   What I love most about Iceland is the splendor of the landscape. You’ll just be driving along the Ring Road and you’ll see an amazing waterfall and pull over. This one, in the southern part of the country, a couple hours drive from Reykjavik, is called Skógafoss. Actually if …

Photo of the Week: Iceland Waterfall Skógafoss. Read More »

Exploring Lanzarote as a Wine Destination

Maybe it’s my pioneering American roots coming out, or the fact that I’m living in Roussillon, one of France’s most underappreciated wine-growing regions. Whatever the influence I’ve recently become fascinated by off-the-beaten-path wine makers. As a result, my recent travels have been inspired by wine growers and regions where hardship and persistence are key factors …

Exploring Lanzarote as a Wine Destination Read More »

blue lagoon

Photo of the Week: Milky Blue Iceland

One of the thrills of Iceland is the fact that you can just be driving along a road somewhere, pull over, and see something incredible. It might be a gushing waterfall, lava-covered terrain, or a field of Icelandic horses. One hardly gets anywhere if such opportunities are consistently preferred. On the way to this milky-blue …

Photo of the Week: Milky Blue Iceland Read More »

Scroll to Top