Jordanian Mosaics

We departed Bethany and headed to Madaba to see its famous floor mosaic, the Madaba Map.  We entered the early Bysantine church of Saint George where, in a renovation in

A Day in Petra

After watching Petra: Lost City of Stone and reading Married to a Bedouin by Marguerite van Geldermalsen, Petra (“Rock”) was on my bucket list of places to see!  Our

NA Travel Scholarship: Pastry Class with Chef Stanton

As a part of her North American Travel Scholarship Application, Grand #2 listed a French pastry making class as one of the things she would like to do on her 7-day Eastern Canada

NA Travel Scholarship: Street Artist in Quebec

We had just completed a luxurious lunch at Bistro Le Sam at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Upper Town of Old Quebec overlooking the Saint Lawrence River.  The Chateau

Zurich: Churchill’s Speech in Munsterhof Square 19th September 1946

As seen in the 17-Day Itinerary 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration in Switzerland and Italy, 25-Day Itinerary Italian Wine Tour Through Lombardy, Piedmont. Emilia-Romagna, and

17-Day Itinerary Burgundy-Provence

Purpose: Cuisine & Culture  Description: Luxury, private canal barge trip through Burgundy; Private guide/driver through ProvenceGroup Profile:

Machu Picchu from KM104: It’s a Pilgrimage, Not a Hike

The following was taken from my post on TripAdvisor (September 2, 2017) There are a couple of challenges with the trek: Altitude, bathrooms, and heights. Unless you've

A Day in Cusco

After lunch we made our way through the winding streets of the district of San Blas with its whitewashed houses, blue balconies hung with geranium-filled flowerpots, uneven

The Beauty of Peruvian Weaving

The Andean textile tradition dates back to 3000BC.  The weaving and embroidery traditions have long been a fundamental part of Peruvian culture for costumes and tapestries

Marinera: The National Dance

Just outside of Lima, in the Valley of Lurin, we were privileged to experience a private visit to the Hacienda Los Ficus who is devoted to the breeding of the Peruvian Paso

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