Ice and snow. Glaciers. Mountains. Crisp, clean air. The bracing scent of the sea. All the images conjured up by the mention of Iceland lend themselves perfectly to what we think of when we feel like drinking vodka.... Read More
Three Asian cities in five days, after a 15-hour flight, crossing the International Date Line and entering another hemisphere. Exhausting? Yes. Exotic and exhilarating? Yes and another yes.... Read More
Robert Frost said, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” That mantra bodes well when deciding where to visit Northern California’s two most celebrated grape destinations.... Read More
Alaska, by far the largest state in the USA, is filled with endless natural treasures including untamed wildlife, pristine forests, majestic mountains and powerful waterfalls, but for sheer awesomeness, there is nothing more humbling than actually standing on one of their 100,000 grandiose glaciers.... Read More
Within Zermatt’s boundaries you’ll find the pretty little hamlet of Winklematten. Winklematten was once a self-sustaining village but as Zermatt has grown it has swallowed up this tranquil and charming village.
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As usual on a great river cruise, it takes about a day for the jet lag to wear off. And then, we awaken to where we are. In this case, it was in the Burgundy region of France, on the Rhône. ... Read More