Destinations

You’ve decided where you want to go – now is the fun part: planning where to sleep, what to look at and how to stuff your face. Hopefully, these Essential Bits will lead you to the unmissable bits to any place you venture for the first time or the twentieth.

Two days in Moscow

Two days in Moscow

Anyone versed in The Three Sisters, Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s work, knows the passion Olga and Irina have in getting to the big city. “To Moscow, To Moscow, To Moscow”…”Quickly to Moscow”…not to be there is a life “without poetry, without meaning.” What is it […]

Visiting the Best Small Towns in Kentucky

Visiting the Best Small Towns in Kentucky

After visiting the best small towns in Kentucky, you’ll feel that you may have been born with a Kentucky soul. Just the combination of bourbon, fried chicken and thoroughbreds will have that Kentucky spirit racing through your veins. Each one of the following small towns […]

A Long Weekend in the Savoie Wine Region

A Long Weekend in the Savoie Wine Region

Let it be in your stills and in your storms, Fair Lake, in your cavorting sloping sides, In the black pine trees, in the savage rocks That hang above your tides; Le Lac by Alphonse de laMartine Most of you have probably never heard of […]

Off the Beaten Path in Venice

Off the Beaten Path in Venice

Once upon a time, the sestiere (quarter) of Canareggio was considered off the beaten path in Venice. Tourists trudged back and forth from the train station down the Strada Nova to St. Mark’s Square and back. If the masses did find themselves in this part […]

48 Hours in Nuremberg, Germany

48 Hours in Nuremberg, Germany

What city actually has a sausage that is so sacred that it is protected under EU law? Nuremberg, Germany! I was spending 48 hours in Nuremberg and, of course, the goal was to sample as many of these sacred sausages as we could. Whilst in […]

Fun Things to Do in Nicosia, Cyprus

Fun Things to Do in Nicosia, Cyprus

There are so many great things to do in Nicosia that the city begs a visit. Since Cyprus is known for its sunny climates and gorgeous beaches the majority of tourists forego even a day’s visit to Nicosia. They are missing visiting one of most […]