River Cruising – An Inside Look

The popularity of river cruising, particularly in Europe, is growing rapidly.  We all have seen the television ads, read about them in magazine and I have attended more than a few training sessions from leading river cruising companies.  However, I wanted to hear more from someone who has river cruised multiple times.  Preferably someone who … Continue reading River Cruising – An Inside Look

Magnificent Milan

In March, 2017, I spent just over a day in beautiful Milan. This city was so much more than I expected.  Mark and I spent 8 wonderful days in Florence and found a convenient flight home to Texas through Milan.  I did a little research and found there are some great things to see and … Continue reading Magnificent Milan

Olana is a Gem in Hudson, NY

Olana is the name of Frederic Church's stunning home in Hudson, NY.  Church was one of the first painters in the "Hudson River School of Art".  The home was lovingly designed by Church, himself.  It is a work of art and incredible to see.  It is a fascinating mix of middle eastern and victorian motifs. … Continue reading Olana is a Gem in Hudson, NY

Kykuit the Rockefeller Estate – great short excursion from NYC

About a one hour's drive north of NYC, up the beautiful Hudson River, is Kykuit.  This mansion was built by the oil baron, John D. Rockefeller in 1913.  The interior of the house is beautiful and the grounds are spectacular.  The nearby town of Sleepy Hollow, NY is also very lovely.  It is full of … Continue reading Kykuit the Rockefeller Estate – great short excursion from NYC