Category: Travel

People and Places to Remember

It really does lean

The ultimate in touristy things to do when visiting Italy is to visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa. So when I was in the region recently, I had to go see it. “Leaning Tower” is not technically its name, since the structure…

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

 

– Mark Twain

 

A sensory experience

I drink the occasional glass of wine and don’t usually think a lot about it when I do. But during a wine tasting with my husband at Reif Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, I discovered that I may be missing out…

City view

Looking out at Chelsea in New York City from the second floor of a renovated factory building on West 14th and 9th Streets, now an Apple Store.

Tall and thin

It’s hard to believe the Flatiron Building in New York City fits on to a small triangle of land where 5th Avenue, Broadway and 23rd Street meet. I’ve seen other buildings try to do that in other cities, but this has to be the…

A taste for tea, part 2

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the Harney & Sons tea shop and factory in Millerton, New York (see A taste for tea) and had a wonderful experience sipping different infusions and seeing how the company’s teas were produced. So when…

All I really want to do is spend my life travelling the world, reading books that take my breath away, drinking all kinds of tea and occasionally write something.

 

– Unknown author

 

A taste for tea

I love tea, and among the types I drink, I have occasionally enjoyed the fine teas of Harney & Sons. However, since visiting their shop in the Berkshire hills of New York, I’m sure I will become a more ardent…

Cape Breton in the mist

It was raining the day my husband Gregory and I decided to drive the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. We weren’t sure whether to chance it or not, but I’m glad we decided to do it.…

Walking on the ocean floor

The opportunity to walk on the ocean floor (without getting too wet) seemed like a fun thing to do, so while visiting Moncton, New Brunswick, we drove to the Bay of Fundy near Hopewell Cape and waited for low tide…