Spent several relaxing weeks in Italy — three weeks in Sicily with a few days in Rome on the tail end. This was my second time in Sicily. My first visit was back in 2011. Six years between visits is far too long. Needless to say, I was very eager to return. While there’s only so much you … Continue Reading

It took some time to sift through the hundreds of photos I snapped walking the Camino de Santiago (The Way of Saint James), but finally narrowed them down to my favorites. I’m not great with words, so I hope these photos paint a picture of my experience. For anyone thinking about walking the Camino (or … Continue Reading

Whenever I get back from travelling, love to sit down (with a glass of wine) and browse through all my photos. Portugal is a bit of an undiscovered gem.  In talking with several locals, sounds as though tourism is on the rise here.  Traveling in October, we missed the height of the crowds/tourists, enjoyed a … Continue Reading

So today is the day.  I’m off on an adventure.  Am walking el Camino de Santiago (“Way of Saint James”), a 500-mile pilgrimage across the north coast of Spain.  This Camino commences in France’s Basque country (Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, which, by the way, hosts a terrific farmers’ market every Monday).  Walking the Camino is something I’ve wanted … Continue Reading

As a longstanding urban dweller, it’s always refreshing to escape to the countryside — so quiet, relaxing, peaceful.  Last weekend, we traveled about two hours north of NYC for the 5th annual Hudson Ramp Festival. Ramps, decidedly tasty (oniony, garlicky) in their own right, have become a symbol of the first sign of spring.  They are … Continue Reading