In the end of all the places to visit in Provence, the village of Goult in the Vaucluse turned out to be the perfect place for not one, but two lunches. You see lunch sometimes gives us trouble when traveling in France. Not the kind of trouble you hear tales of beleaguering the digestive systems of … Read more
Atalaya at Huntington Beach State Park, SC: Archer and Anna Huntington’s Castle by the Sea When I first laid eyes on Atalaya, it struck me as incongruent with everything I thought I knew about coastal South Carolina. I stood in the parking lot of Huntington Beach State Park, gaping at the unusual Moorish structure for more … Read more
Dinner reservations rule in Napa Valley. You best well get them, or you may well starve, is the message I got from everyone from my mother to my chiropractor. Of course, much of this is hype, especially in January, but with a last minute trip last week to the Napa Valley, I knew that scoring … Read more
Since this is a big dream, let’s run with it: She would be host and producer of her own national television show that would not be interrupted by stupid commercials, or ever mistaken for mindless brain rot. Instead her “Katie Couric travels the world on horseback” type show would be shot in stunning High Definition, air on PBS and win Emmy Awards. Viewers would be whisked away to some of the world’s most exciting destinations to experience culture, cuisine, history and adventure.
When visiting Anchorage, a stop at Flattop Mountain is a must. Before the plane even lands I can tell that Anchorage is going to be a little surprising. From my window seat,I am struck by its remarkable resemblance to the SC low country. Seriously. You may also like: New Hampshire’s White Winter Mountains As we descend from the low lying … Read more
Recently I heard someone declare the macaroon as the new cupcake. Personally I think that there is plenty of room for both macaroons and cupcakes at the tippy top of my personal food pyramid. First let’s talk about the spelling. There’s the French, macaron, and the English, macaroon. The two major ingredients found in most … Read more
Today we’re going to visit the Piedmont Region of Italy… I definitely feel the excitement. At the end of September a few Travel Belle friends and writers and I are going to be meeting in one of Belle-dom’s favorite places: Italy! We are chipping in and renting a villa in the small medieval village of … Read more