A Stones Throw

Imagine creating a palace from an idea that came from tripping over a stone? This palace located in Hauterives, France is called a “Temple of Nature” and was created from a dream and an idea that came from simply tripping over a stone.  Construction of this building started in 1879 by postman Ferdinand Cheval and …

A Walk In The Parc

While Parc Guell is a well known and highly visited location, with hundreds of visitors daily the average traveler looking for the perfect instagram photo of Barcelona will pay a fee to enter the Parc. A walk up the Northside  gives a perfect view of the city of Barcelona.

Arte Sella

The Arte Sella open-air museum in Trentino, Italy is an unexpected encounter if ever there was one. Created all from materials taken from the earth, this trail of wonder speaks to the imagination and how resourceful one can be to create such beauty. 1 Visitors

The Sinkhole

This fantasy garden became the Umpheiston Sinkhole as the result of a collapsed cave that was transformed in 1886 into today’s beautifully manicured greenery. 1 Visitors

A Stroll Thru Spain

The Poble Espanyol is an open-air museum located in Barcelona, Spain that was originally created in 1929 as a temporary construction for the Barcelona International Exhibition. However, its popularity and demand from the people of Catalunya resulted in the 117 full-size buildings representing every region in Spain to remain. The symbolic buildings, squares, and streets …

The Golden Disc

The golden object in the water was not a disc, but a sacred ivory gold turtle, glistening in the Tahitian sun. Hardly believing our eyes or our fortune, we all scrambled for cameras and cell phones to capture this sovereign marvel. I felt I was cast in a Keystone Kops reel, bumping and stumbling into …

A Sacred Sighting Original

Lying there in my stateroom, something warm and content stirred within me … gently urging my eyes open to meet a Bora Bora day in Paradise. Reluctant to leave my sweet awakening, yet impatient to experience the day ahead, I eased out of bed, stretched luxuriously and headed for the shower. Refreshed and resplendent in …

Motu Musing

The tender boat taxied our group across the waters to the cruise line’s private Motu just a scant distance from our cruise ship.   As we drew near the dock, a group of bright and beautiful sarong-wrapped young ambassadors from our ship were waiting our arrival … singing lilting local songs and strumming ukuleles and guitars. …