Europe

A Fine Metz

Even though it’s less than an hour and a half by TGV train from Paris, Metz (pronounced mess) is not exactly on the radar of the millions of people who visit The City [...]

Low-season Spain

A long time ago, a manager of mine gave me a tip.  He said that there’s opportunity in doing things that other people won’t do.  True, he was talking about [...]

Street Art à la Grecque

Pride in their heritage, frustration at the economic climate, and a sense of fun.  A little insight into life in Athens, as told through its street [...]

The street cats of Greece

If you’re a cat lover like me, you may have been inspired by the recent article in The Guardian about the couple who run a cat sanctuary on the Greek island of [...]

Island hopping in the Saronic Gulf

Craving a little island time?  On a budget?  An easy day trip from Athens, the Saronic Islands check off a lot of boxes for a budget traveler with island dreams. A one-hour [...]

A Flock of Cigognes

The cigogne blanche, French for white stork, is one of the largest birds in the world.  It averages nearly 3 feet in length, with a wingspan that can exceed 6 feet.  The [...]

Vintage Cornwall

Being a fan of all things vintage, I had a field day capturing these images in Cornwall.  Rather than destroying old buildings to replace  them with something modern, many [...]

Seaside in Cornwall

Three weeks in the land of Doc Martin, and the seaside is everything I imagined it would be, and more.  Port Isaac and other postcard-perfect spots along the coast like [...]