Visiting the Maras Salt Pans

We found ourselves traveling north out of Cusco into the Sacred Valley at approximately 11,000 feet above sea level to the awe-inspiring terraces of Maras.  Just outside of

Fresh Markets of Peru

One of my favorite things to do when I travel is to visit local fresh markets.  Not only are they environments full of beautiful colors and textures but they provide rare

Planning a Trip to Peru

In our family, I’m the trip planner.  Over the years I’ve planned enough trips to know when I’m out of my league.  Peru was one such trip.  Based on my

A Beautiful Day in Paris

We landed in Paris around 7AM after our overnight flight, looking forward to our 21-day trip through Paris, Normandy, Champagne, and the Loire.  After transferring to our

Champagne: The Widow Clicquot

A woman who understood how to navigate and seize opportunities during the time of the French Revolution, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin set about transforming a small family

Exploring the WWI Trenches of Le Main de Massiges in Champagne

As we made our way down into the trenches and began to explore the artifacts including crates, shoes, bottles, tin plates, metal stove, etc. that have been discovered, still

Barging Through Champagne

After scouring The Barge Lady’s website and comparing cruise options for Champagne we selected a week-long cruise on the Marne canal aboard the Saroche.  After finalizing

21-Day Itinerary Paris, Normandy, Champagne, Loire & Paris

Purpose: Cuisine & Culture  Description: Luxury - 4-star hotels and canal barge trip through Champagne, private toursGroup Profile: Multi-generationalActivity

Returning to Blenheim Palace

My first trip to Blenheim Palace occurred in 1980 after my graduation from college.  At the time, my father had an office in London with a flat.  My mother and I made

Chasing the Golden Light of the Matterhorn

We awoke at sunrise and drew the heavy draperies to reveal the distant Matterhorn, glowing with the warmth of the rising sun.  The day was sparkling in its clarity and the

Planning a Golf Trip to Scotland

Golf originated in Scotland some time before 1574 in a field stretching along the coastline of the St. Andrews Bay in the North Sea.  The area was developed into the 18-hole

Ailsa, Scotch & Bagpipes at Sunset

  With great anticipation we set off on this beautiful coastal links course positioned on the Ayrshire coastline. As we wound our way around the course, over holes with