Delos: A Birthplace of Gods

Delos: A Birthplace of Gods

As far as loyal and devoted husbands go, the Greek god Zeus was probably one of the worst. Perhaps it was the power that...
The Greek Islands: Syros

The Greek Islands: Syros

When I think back to the Greek Island of Syros — my introduction to the Cyclades — one thing stands out in my mind:...
My Big Fat Greek Islands Photo Essay

My Big Fat Greek Islands Photo Essay

What do you picture when you think of the Greek Islands? Blue-domed churches? Romantic beaches? Postcard-perfect ocean views? Well, I have good news for you: the...
The French Riviera: I Get It Now

The French Riviera: I Get It Now

I've heard people rave about the Côte d'Azur before; heard about all the celebrities who escape to the French Riviera each year. But I didn't...
Cemeteries Around the World

Cemeteries Around the World

Just in time for Halloween, I've decided to put together a round-up of some of my favorite cemeteries I've visited around the world. Yes,...
A Taste of Tuscany

A Taste of Tuscany

Chances are, if you're a woman, you've fantasized about this scene: a country terrace, a glass of wine, and the sun setting over the...
Getting a Feel for Florence

Getting a Feel for Florence

The Ponte Vecchio is the only bridge in Florence that survived WWII. But it wasn't by accident or out of sheer luck that this...
RTW Diaries: Month Three

RTW Diaries: Month Three

That's right, another month of travel already wrapped up and tucked away in my memory. People often tell you that time goes by faster...
Behind the Scenes at the Colosseum

Behind the Scenes at the Colosseum

In order to celebrate the completion of the Colosseum in the year 80 AD, the Romans celebrated with 100 days of “spectacles.” These weren't...