Van Gogh self-portrait in straw hat done in 1889

Van Gogh in America: You Should Gogh to Detroit

I was surprised at how extensive the show is, and how well-oiled the procedures are at the museum. You have ample time and space to view everything for as long as you like.

Shakespeare and Company, Paris is painted bright green and yellow so it is hard to miss

Cozy Bookstores to Spice Up Your Travels

Here are some of our all-time favorite bookstores. If you love books, you’ll love these stores, too.

Chincoteague Island, Virginia for Your Retro Family Vacation

There is a lot of fun to be had here, as well as some spectacular scenery to renew the soul.

Geneva-on-the-Lake Is Ohio’s Funky Town

The food and drink can be great, if you go to the right places; and there is lots to do here, if you plan ahead. Let me help you out.

Paris’s Stunning Churches In “spire.” And, What’s Left of Notre-Dame de Paris

Monday (April 15), two of my favorite people sent me text links to breaking news: Paris was burning; actually, Notre-Dame was burning.

Luxembourg Gardens Overflows in Pink

Six-on-Saturday is six pictures of garden beauty, with limited comment! Last week, I was lucky…

I Love Aruba

Our vacation was truly an R&R experience. We weren’t looking for a big agenda, just some peaceful time in a lounge chair enjoying warm weather, turquoise waters, and plentiful sunshine.

California Travel Rejuvenation: The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

With such color and form all around, who would argue that these aren’t Nature’s works of art?

the Crystal Mill is built log cabin-style.

The Crystal Mill, Crystal, Colorado

Built in 1892-93, it was not a “mill” in the traditional sense, but generated compressed air which was used by the Sheep Mountain Tunnel and Mining Company.

You Can Survive (and Thrive) on a Vacation Off-the-grid

It was warm and sunny during the day, and cool at night.  We didn’t need heat or air conditioning.  This is a huge energy saver.

A brick wall stretches to the garden gate

The Long Way

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, April 2009. ? © 2018…

Ice Cream Equals Happiness

Assateague is the home of the famous Chincoteague ponies. Equally famous, in our family anyway, is the Island Creamery on Maddox Boulevard. 

A misty view of the Pacific from the Main Trail to the Hillside Trail

Hillside Trail and Muir Woods National Monument

If you are a hiker of modest ability, continue on the Main Trail a couple of miles, and you will leave the crowds behind.

U.S. Travel: Damariscotta, Maine Is Your Ideal Summer Get-Away

When I think of “quintessential Eastern Seaboard villages,” Damariscotta, Maine comes to mind.