St. Lucia’s Hotels = Solitude and Luxury

First thing I notice when I arrive in St. Lucia is the variety of accommodations. Well, maybe not the first thing. First thing’s the overwhelming punch-you-in-the-stomach drama and beauty of the landscape: views of the Pitons climbing skyward to the … Continued

The Better Bahamas

      Sometime during the last two hours of our sailing adventure through the Bahamas’ Abaco Islands (skimming cerulean seas on a 44-foot catamaran we’ve booked through Sunsail yacht charters), someone in our crew looks out off the port … Continued

Música en España

    This morning: ethereal choir voices soaring heavenward then organ belting out Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”  in Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia (one of the world’s most famous cathedrals). Tonight: three guitar masters performing Chick Corea’s “Spain” live in … Continued

The Road to Riches (?)

    I got a dose of humility yesterday during a pit stop on the White Pass and Yukon Route, a train ride that begins in Skagway, Alaska, skirts a water-washed valley through a range of impossible mountains in British … Continued

The Colours of Cartagena ~ Los Colores de Cartagena

The colours of Cartagena, Colombia – one of the best-preserved of Spanish bastions in the New World – are almost a metaphor for this Caribbean citadel.  They, like, the city, are vivid, many-splendoured, tropical and even downright sensuous. Discover here … Continued