• A Royal Tour with Simon Rhodes   Last week I was honored to visit the Royal Library at Windsor Castle at the invitation of my friend Simon Rhodes. Simon is a cousin of, and former Page of Honour to, Her Majesty The Queen. This is extraordinary access, beyond what I ever imagined possible. The day of my visit I was instructed to arrive […]
  • The Glories of Imperial St. Petersburg, Russia I will be returning  to St. Petersburg on another Baltic Cruise this summer onboard Viking Oceans, Viking Sky.  Check out the fabulous Viking Homelands itinerary here. This article is from my visit last summer.  New discoveries  always await in St. Petersburg, but here are my highlights.  At the Catherine Palace.  Right at Home! For most cruisers, […]
  • Holidays at the White House House Museums present history and the lives of their inhabitants in time capsules. No house museum in the world does this better than The White House in Washington, D.C.  Home to the Presidents of the U.S. since 1800 when President John Adams and his wife moved in, the rooms of this iconic mansion hold treasures […]
  • Where Are You Traveling in 2016? Why “should” you travel now? Because it is your world to explore and there is too much to see to wait! Where are you going next? 2016 travels will take me around the world…several times. Castles, deserts, wine, orangutans, sharks, caviar, Bedouin feasts and more wine. Stories coming. ‪#‎TravelWriter‬
  • Honored: Top Ten Leading Experts on Travel Worldwide…..  I love sharing my travels on social media as I travel around the world.  But I am always amazed how many people are tuning in. Thank you. And thank you again!  It’s been loads of fun sharing with you and learning from you all.  Packing for London and Russia now.   I was recently honored to […]
  • A Visit to Monet’s Gardens at Giverny
  • Egypt’s Journeymaker: Salima Ikram I have been very privileged in the trips I have been able to take, but more so in the people I have met.  I would like to introduce you to one more very significant #Journeymaker in my life. Thanks to American Express for asking and for helping me share those Journeymakers who inspire travel.  Salima Ikram […]
  • Forgotten St. Petersburg: Shadows of the Romanovs Many Romanov sites in St. Petersburg and nearby Pushkin have been restored in the past few years, but a few remain untouched.  I had planned to write an article about “Reinventing the Romanovs” as Russia continues to restore and open many new palaces.  But as often happens to me, my plans shifted once I arrived.  Here is […]
  • Berlin’s Turbulent History Exploring the Baltic countries OnBoard Azamara Quest: A cruise line known for an extraordinary focus on the destination. Thank you Azamara for inviting me to explore the Azamara way–in depth. Next post—St. Petersburg! Tuesday Morning, August 3, 2015, sailing the Baltic Sea on the Azamara Quest from Wismar, Germany to Ronne, Denmark, we were “saluted” by […]
  • A #Journeymaker in Russia:  Beyond Postcard Travel Thanks to a seventeen year career in travel at the Smithsonian Institution and a lifetime of personal travel, I have visited almost every country, or former country, over the past 35 years. From the Arctic, Amazon and Antarctic to Easter Island, Fiji, Vladivostok and Beijing, north to south, east to west, I have circled the […]

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