Love gorgeous grounds, amazing architecture, and vibrant city views? Find your bliss at the Getty Center, a Los Angeles “must-do”.
I know I shouldn’t have done it but I couldn’t help myself. Climbing the old stone staircase to the second floor of the Gruuthuse Museum in Brugge, Belgium, I am struck by the sunlight streaming through the nearby stained glass window, landing on the steps in a cascade of color. In only a moment I am utterly entranced. I want… [Keep reading...]
“Yesterday, I met the real Los Angeles…” I laugh at myself as I thumb through the pages of my travel journal and find this bit of drivel. Penned after I’d spent all of 48 hours in L.A., I find my hubris hilarious. In a mere two days, what could I have known about the real Los Angeles, a city covering an area of… [Keep reading...]
Griffith Observatory is, with little doubt, one of Los Angeles’ crown jewels. A bolder writer might even suggest that no visit to the City of Angels could be considered complete without a substantial stop at this hilltop oasis.
Halfway through my two weeks in Scotland, I found myself in the burgh of Linlithgow, a little town I probably would never have visited except it was the locus for the whole reason I’d visited Scotland in the first place. A wedding.
If you make the mistake of trying to rush through Edinburgh, Scotland and cramming as much as possible into a small amount of time, a session at the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is the perfect place to scale back and slow things down.
Edinburgh Castle is a highlight for many visitors who visit Scotland’s capital city each year. Its historic and cultural significance and its imposing presence overlooking the city from atop its perch of jagged black volcanic rock makes it one of those sights you just have to see.