How to enjoy Portugal in the rain

May 23, 2016
After two weeks touring Europe about 25 years ago and spending huge amounts of time viewing pre-medieval paintings in Florence and elsewhere I vowed that I would never...

Finding Gina: a Portugal mystery

May 19, 2016
Show me an arrow pointing somewhere mysterious and I'm going to follow it. I'm a curious girl. Despite what they say happened to the cat. Lisbon is a lovely walking...

A day in Lisbon

May 17, 2016
Lisbon is known for its mild climate. “It snowed 50 years ago,” our guide, Sandra, told us, “and it was a mixture of chaos and spectacle.” Back in 1755 a huge...

Mateus: from candle to palace

May 16, 2016
This looks like any old European palace right? But if you’re a Boomer, think again. It’s the Portuguese palace depicted on this. Mateus Palace. Do you remember...

Cruising Portugal’s beautiful Douro River

May 2, 2016
We are on our way to Portugal this afternoon to cruise the beautiful Douro River. Friends left yesterday on a different flight and we'll meet them tomorrow night in...

Leaving Las Vegas

April 19, 2016
Walking through the dimly lit casino inhaling stale cigarette smoke and dodging flashing lights I spotted an elderly woman at a slot machine, sucking on her vape pen and...

5 best things about carefree Hawaii

April 15, 2016
Five or so hours on a plane from northern California and there they are: the Hawaiian islands. It was 1959 when Hawaiians voted by a wide majority to make Hawaii our...

Another morning in America

April 8, 2016
It's 4:30am and the house is still. Outside, there's no sign of the light that will creep across the sky in just over an hour. The coffee is made and I'm in my office...

San Francisco: the city of love

March 22, 2016
It's only fitting that, wandering around San Francisco, the city where the Love Generation took hold, I found stores still rockin' the 60s vibe. Yes, yes, I know,...

It’s a 2 o’clock world

March 9, 2016
A trumpet plays a mournful tune nine floors below, then I hear a bagpipe. A bagpipe?  Breaking glass tinkles like a discordant piano, then crashes like cymbals. It's...

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