People may talk about the loveliness of Paris in spring, but I can attest: it’s wonderful in summer. I decided to go for an evening stroll, starting at the Louvre Museum. The museum campus is adjacent to Jardin des Tuileries, a park I often visit in my daydreams. I’m convinced that the French have mastered the “art of lounging”—such effortless and sophisticated relaxation. They look as if they don’t have a care in the world! I’d like a life lesson in that, please. Leaving the park, I […]
Crossing the Aare River in Interlaken, Switzerland It’s rare that I have a holiday alone…but this particular Christmas, I decided to spend nine hours rotating between the pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna and women’s lounge at Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel and Spa. It was one of the most peaceful and relaxing holidays I’ve ever had!
Kent and Diana gave me an amazing city tour on my first visit to San Antonio. Market Square is full of eye-popping color! We toured three former Spanish Catholic Missions—Mission Concepción, Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, and Mission San Francisco de la Espada. The atmospheres here are incredibly romantic! Our stroll along the San Antonio Riverwalk led us all the way to HemisFair Park. We then went to the Rivercenter Mall for an outdoor holiday music concert. The Riverwalk was […]
On the Brooklyn Bridge with Rhianna in New York As touristy as it gets! In Times Square Enjoying the tranquility in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Seeing “In the Heights” on Broadway! Check out “Three Perfect Days in New York City” in Hemispheres Magazine for recommendations on what to see and do in New York City.
Listening to the music play on the hour from the Rathaus-Glockenspiel at the Marienplatz in Munich Visting St. Peter’s Church Seeing architecture at Marienplatz, Odeonsplatz and around town Enjoying summertime on the Isar River Visiting the famous Hofbräuhaus München Celebrating my first time at Oktoberfest Visiting the Christmas markets in Munich A few of my favorite spots: Tushita Teehaus, Marais and Yum Thai Kitchen & Bar.
I was excited to visit Vietnam since it’s the city where my father was born. I was captivated by watching daily life unfold… The scenes were stunning! Getting caught in morning traffic wasn’t any fun at all… But I loved seeing so many cyclists! I was really impressed with what local businesses do to care for those less fortunate. Two places I visited were Koto (Know One – Teach One) who help underprivileged youth and Craft Link where they sell handmade crafts […]
Upon arriving in London, I took an evening stroll along River Thames in London, England. The next day, Karen and I explored Piccadilly Circus, Neal’s Yard, and Buckingham Palace. We also caught a show about the American Revolution at Shakespeare’s Globe! Read “Three Perfect Days in London” in Hemispheres Magazine for recommendations on what to see and do in London. Check out my other adventures in England! >>
From Zell am See, I took a train to visit Salzburg for the day. The Historic Centre of Salzburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the city’s biggest attractions is visiting the “The Sound of Music” film locations, such as Mirabell Gardens at Mirabell Palace, officially known as Salzburger Schloss Konzerte. Wandering around, I discovered a trail which gave me a lovely view of the city from above. During the rest of the day, I admired the architecture, shopped and […]