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

Portfolio

Portfolio

As a freelance writer and traveler, I love telling stories about places I go and people I meet…stories ranging from the arts to architecture, cuisine to culture, history to happenings.

Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Incline and Nationality Rooms Prove Worth the Wait

Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Incline and Nationality Rooms Prove Worth the Wait

The trip takes only two and a half minutes, but you have the world at your feet the entire time. Mode of travel: the Duquesne Incline. Destination: the top of Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh. Ask Pittsburghers where to go for theRead more

April in Amsterdam

April in Amsterdam

April in Amsterdam might not have the same ring for a song title as April in Paris, but April in Amsterdam has its own special charms. The weather during our visit to the capital and largest city in the Netherlands has beenRead more

Travel Resources

Travel Resources

Enhance your own travel with these recommended classes, products, tours, and websites gathered from traveling in 16 countries (and counting), and from coast to coast in the U.S.

About

Welcome to The Roads Traveled! I’m Mary Gilbert, a writer and blogger who tells stories about people, places, and passions. While I live in Charlotte, NC, home becomes wherever I am at the time, and travel begins as soon as I walk out the front door.Read more

Diversions and Destinations in Sonoma County Wine Country

Diversions and Destinations in Sonoma County Wine Country

Hiking atop Tomales Point’s craggy cliffs on the California coast, dense fog swirls with abandon, obliterating my view a few yards ahead. Just as quickly it shifts, allowing a fleeting glimpse of scrubby vegetation hugging the sandy trail. Save forRead more

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

History and Hospitality Captivate at Winston-Salem’s Graylyn

History and Hospitality Captivate at Winston-Salem’s Graylyn

A jagged hole marring one of the oak wall panels in the richly appointed library of Graylyn, once the second largest private home in North Carolina and now an international conference center, is all that remains of a Parisian loveRead more