Category: travel

Fourth of July in Yosemite

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” – John Muir There is nothing quite like the stunning beauty of Yosemite. From the stillness of dawn to the shimmering, golden hour under a purple starry sky, Yosemite is a […]

A Week in New York

I love NY. Wall Street, the Empire States Building, the NY Yankees, riding the subways, authentic New York style pizza, New York hot dog, hot pastrami sandwich at one of their famous New York delicatessens, the U.S. Open on a balmy September evening, ice skating at Wollman Rink… these are just a few of the things that remind […]

Luxury Ski Chalets

Award-winning international designer Nicky Dobree is well known for designing luxury ski chalets, villas and contemporary residential interiors. In 2003, she converted a 300-year old ski chalet in the Alps, which was featured on Grand Designs Abroad. Host Kevin McCloud described the chalet as the “ultimate James Bond pad.” Located in the Portes du Soleil area, between […]

Welcome to Port Wenn

Most fans of the ITV series Doc Martin would recognize this quaint seaside village on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall, England as Port Wenn, but it is in fact called Port Isaac,  (Cornish: Porthysek). The setting/location of this real-life idyllic town is as much a character on the show as the title role, played by Martin Clunes, along with an […]

A Few Of My Favorite Things

“At last the lake burst upon us–a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea, and walled in by a rim of snow-clad mountain peaks that towered aloft three thousand feet higher still! As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon […]


About 2 months ago, I stumbled upon Departures, a traveling adventure tv series on Netflix about two long-time high school friends Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach, who decided to take a year off from work to travel the world. Accompanied by cameraman Andre Dupuis, who met Wilson during film school, the three journey together to all corners […]