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Chronological / Food

For the Love of Chocolate

I have always loved chocolate. But I come by this love honestly, through genetics. My family consumes far more than the national average…

Edible Delights of Sicily: Volcanic Vegetables and Succulent Seafood
Chronological / Destinations / Europe / Food

Edible Delights of Sicily: Volcanic Vegetables and Succulent Seafood

In eastern Sicily the sky is so blue it hurts your eyes, the water so clear and turquoise you could slip in and…

Chronological / Destinations / Europe

An Island Left Behind: Untouched

Old England is fighting for survival. Even songbirds are leaving. The bucolic countryside, the green and pleasant land of the New Jerusalem

Chronological / Destinations / Europe

Musical Notes from Salzburg

Think Salzburg — think Austria and a couple of thoughts inevitably spring to mind.

Snapshots Of Spain: Places And People
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

Snapshots Of Spain: Places And People

It is difficult to capture a society as rich in cultural diversity as modern Spain in a few photographs.

Iceland: One of the World’s Newest Countries
Chronological / Cruises / Destinations / Europe

Iceland: One of the World’s Newest Countries

Iceland is one of the world’s newest counties, geologically, historically, and politically.

Chronological / Hotels & Resorts

Queens Day in Amsterdam

You have got to love a country that throws a nation-wide birthday bash for its Queen – and it is not even Queen Beatrix’s birthday!

Baroque Sicily:
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

Baroque Sicily:

Baroque Sicily, the southeastern corner of the island, has become a chic place to vacation, as sophisticated travelers seek sand, sun and sumptuous service in a largely undisturbed setting.

Going to London to Visit the Queen’s Castles
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

Going to London to Visit the Queen’s Castles

Don’t leave for London without an umbrella because, as every Englishman knows, "Whatever the weather, without a doubt it’s going to rain."

Getting "Tattooed" In Edinburgh
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

Getting "Tattooed" In Edinburgh

With the sound of bagpipes ringing in my ears, the curtain goes up on The 2006 Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Now in its 57th…