City Views

One of the special delights of traveling is that you find yourself in extraordinary and unexpected circumstances.  We decided to spend a little time in Miami before boarding our cruise ship the next day.  As an avid gardener and a fan of architecture, I thought a visit to the National historic landmark, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens would be the perfect...

Today's photo was taken during my trip to Bar Harbor, Maine.  We had taken a trolley tour of the beautiful and picturesque Acadia National Park. This picture affected me because it was a gentle prod that, in the scheme of things, we are but a speck of lint floating around the universe. That alone should be a wake-up call that we are...

I managed to leave enough of my heart in Prague which would necessitate my going back someday to reclaim it.  It was only my third time in Europe, so I had already been tempted and seduced by the wily and comely offerings of Paris and Rome.  Prague promised not only to court my senses to sublime ecstasy, but to ensure...

New York City is bigger than life itself. When I think of Manhattan, I envision constant movement, not one of confusion (though it may seem that way at first) but one of dogged and deliberate certainty. New Yorkers are a focused lot; each stride has a sense of purpose, of self-assuredness. Its people are what make this city come alive. As...

I'm a romantic at heart and I've always thought a Lighthouse situated at the edge of a rocky cliff overlooking a sandy beach epitomized that sentiment.  Maybe the idea of reaching back to a time when one glowing light spun rhythmically through a fog-drenched night drawing sailors safely to its shores is what has me intrigued. That is primarily why I...

Our visit to Miami was purely by happenstance. We couldn't decide if we wanted to disembark from Ft. Lauderdale or Miami for our Caribbean cruise. After doing a fare search on Spirit Air, we decided it made (financial) sense to fly into FF and drive to Miami. We bid for and got a $15.00 per day economy car rental from...