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Hotel Iturregi, Basque Coast, Spain

Hotel Iturregi, Getaria, Spain

Situated on an edenic hilltop in Getaria with commanding views of the entire Basque coastline, Hotel Iturregi was our little paradise for seven days earlier this summer. Surrounded…

Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

There really is no other place quite like Civita di Bagnoregio. Accessible solely by a quarter-mile long footbridge, this remote little commune is perched atop an island of…

Foro Romano, Rome, Italy

Foro Romano, Rome, Italy

The Foro Romano was the hub and heart of ancient Rome. Home to the city’s most important legal, political, and triumphal monuments, the forum also served as an…

Val d'Orcia, Tuscany, Italy

Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy

I had my Tuscan photo-op fantasy fulfilled while driving through the Val d’Orcia. Verdant hills, quintessential cypress rows, perfectly manicured vineyards, historic ridgetop villages—these are the vistas that…

Well-Traveled Fella in the Piazza Grande, Arezzo, Italy

Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

It started off as an overcast October morning in eastern Tuscany’s Val di Chiana. Charles and I had spent the prior day, in the rain, exploring San Gimignano…

Solbar, Solage Calistoga, California

Solbar, Calistoga, California

Just a few weeks ago I had a phenomenal meal at Solbar, the premier restaurant at Solage Calistoga in Napa. Charles and I were staying on the other…

Hotel Olea, Glen Ellen, California

Olea Hotel, Glen Ellen, California

If you’re looking for a relaxing and peaceful California wine country experience, then Sonoma is the place for you. Charles and I recently stayed at Olea Hotel in…

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, New York

I recently had the opportunity to dine at Blue Hill at Stone Barns as part of a friend’s milestone birthday celebration—and literally had the meal of a lifetime….

Hotel Le Canberra, Cannes, France

Hotel Le Canberra, Cannes, France

Charles and I stayed at the Hotel Le Canberra in Cannes for several nights not too long ago, and I must say, it was the perfect little gem…

Gordes, Provence, France

The Luberon, Provence, France

Experience the magic of Provence as I relive my driving tour of the Luberon. This fertile basin is located in central Provence, bordered to the north by the…