Category: Travel

Montenegro bound

Feedback about Kotor in Montenegro is something I need as I prepare for next week’s voyage from Venice. It will be one of my port visits but I know little about it.  My research...

Venice to Istanbul next week

I’m home now, recuperating from surgery, but will join a cruise leaving from Venice on Sept. 30 – just a little more than a week away. I’m pretty wobbly after general anesthesia and...

Washington DC earthquake repairs still underway

It was a year ago today that an earthquake rumbled across the Virginia countryside and sent tourists and others scurrying away from shaking buildings in Washington, D.C. Some buildings still are affected....

Shoe shopping in Toronto

If I didn’t have bunions I probably would have bought shoes during my recent visit to Toronto. While ambling down Queen Street West with two longtime Torontonian women pals, we stopped to...

France terroir still there in wine tasting

I first tasted the Mourgues du Gres red wine right after a walk through the garrigue around the vineyards. To me it looked like weeds and I was glad I was wearing...

Taste the south of France with me

World Wines in Mentor has managed to locate some of the wonderful wines I drank during my visit to the South of France this summer and will be pouring them from 6...

Fontfroide Abbaye- dine where monks prayed

In the foothills of the Corbières mountains of the Aude department in the South of France is the Abbaye Fontfroide, which was founded by Benedictine monks in 1093 but is now restored...

That giant 538 passenger airplane

  I first realized that there are many aircraft fans after I wrote about traveling aboard the Airbus 380 from Washington Dulles Airport to Paris in May. The huge double level airship...