Art of Reading Tours Marry Art and Literature at The Mint Museum

Art of Reading Tours Marry Art and Literature at The Mint Museum

I’m hopeful Mr. Darcy will magically materialize and join our Art of Reading tour at Mint Museum Randolph. The Art of Reading tour is a free program that draws connections between art and literature, two of my passions. Our guide, docent Debbie Struble, spearheaded developmentRead more

London’s Historic Borough Market Beckons Food Lovers

London’s Historic Borough Market Beckons Food Lovers

Bundled against London’s late December chill, the woman staffing Kappacasein’s cheese stall at the Stoney Street entrance to Borough Market, London’s oldest food market, assembles our order of two toasted cheese sandwiches. For each, she begins with two thin, rectangular-shapedRead more

Europe

  In hopes of inspiring your own journeys through Europe, here’s a full list of stories I’ve shared from around the continent: Belgium Belgium: A Country for Chocolate Lovers Beyond Belief in Brugge England Ancient Mysticism and Man-Made Marvels Revealed inRead more

Candace Rose Rardon Perfects the Art of Travel

Candace Rose Rardon Perfects the Art of Travel

Visualize the life of Candace Rose Rardon: Visiting and living in 50 countries, 19 of them in one year alone. Hiking solo on a 220-mile pilgrimage through rural Turkey. Driving an auto-rickshaw 2,000 miles across India. Bathing an elephant inRead more

Olive Oil Tasting in California’s Sonoma County

Olive Oil Tasting in California’s Sonoma County

My left hand covers a small plastic container of pungent Italian Blend olive oil to capture the aromas while I gently swirl it in my right palm. With the pale green-gold contents now sufficiently warm. I sip, swallow, and eruptRead more

Palm Springs: Mid-Century Modern Mecca, Hollywood Hangout and More

Palm Springs: Mid-Century Modern Mecca, Hollywood Hangout and More

Some of my favorite Frank Sinatra songs – “Come Fly With Me,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and “In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning” played in my head as Bill and I were driving two hours east fromRead more

Just Ducky at the Outer Banks

Just Ducky at the Outer Banks

The first unwritten rule of summer is that the season kicks off on Memorial Day, not on the summer solstice in June. The second unwritten rule is that one of the best places to observe the first unwritten rule is the beach.Read more