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I love a good door

I love a good door

No matter where I am in the world, i am always drawn to doorways.  From brightly painted ones surround by tropical pants in Brazil, to gothic relics in ancient Italian fortresses, to rusting wrought iron in Lebanon, I love them all. The older, and more derelict the better in my book:

Bastia’s beautiful signs

Bastia’s beautiful signs

The Englishman and I are planning a trip to Corsica this summer, and I have been getting excited thinking about another visit to what has become one of my absolute favorite places in the world. On our first trip to the gorgeous French island a couple of years ago, we spent a few of days … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: French flea markets

Top Travel Tip: French flea markets

Top Travel Tip: treasure hunting in the côte d’azur The French Riviera is famous for its sultry, hot summers but Autumn here is spectacular too – especially if you love second hand shopping. Fall is vide grenier season in Provence, when the area becomes a treasure hunter’s paradise. The phrase vide grenier translates to clearing … Continue reading

A rolling stone

A rolling stone

It has been just over one year since I decided I’d had enough of Washington, DC and set off on this adventure.  Since then I have been to seven countries and countless cities.  I have traveled by plane, train, subway, boat, motor scooter, bike, car, bus, and on foot.  I’ve lounged poolside, hiked up volcanoes, … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Howard’s Cafe, San Francisco

Top Travel Tip: Howard’s Cafe, San Francisco

Today’s Tip: Howard’s Cafe I love breakfast.  Eggs, toast, potatoes, coffee – It is by far my favorite meal.  Going out to breakfast is even better, and Howard’s Cafe in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset neighborhood is just about as good as it gets. No muss, no fuss, just a good old-fashioned diner, serving hearty portions … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: The Fryer’s Delight, London

Top Travel Tip: The Fryer’s Delight, London

Today’s tip: The Fryer’s Delight Fish and chips is the ultimate classic British fare. And chippys are everywhere in London. They all claim to be authentic, but some are of course better than others, and I think Fryer’s Delight in Central London near Holborn Tube station, is one of the best. The small shop is … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Haus, London

Top Travel Tip: Haus, London

Today’s Tip: Haus Everyone likes to pick up momentos from their travels (well most people do, especially me).  Haus, a tiny design shop right on the edge of Victoria Park in east London, has some beautiful things to remind you of your time in the city. While the shop is small, it is packed full … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: The Pavilion, London

Top Travel Tip: The Pavilion, London

Today’s tip: The Pavilion London is full of fabulous parks. But Victoria Park in East London might be my favorite. Overshadowed by the more famous Hyde Park and others,VIctoria Park feels almost private a lot of the time. With vast, perfectly manicured green lawns, grand, towering trees of every texture, size and shape, walking and … Continue reading

Zipping up the suitcase again

Zipping up the suitcase again

No matter how long a visit, I have with the Englishman, I never seem to realize it will come to and end, until its time to say goodbye. This time we had a full month in each other’s company. Something of a record for the past few years. We certainly crammed a lot into the … Continue reading

The view from the window seat

The view from the window seat

I always like to get a window seat if I can.  Not only so I can lean my head against the vibrating wall on long haul flights, but also for the view. A few years ago, I was flying somewhere from San Francisco, I forget where, and I happened to look out the window just … Continue reading