Day Trips from Bangkok

Bangkok is a large city of 17 million people. After a few days visiting the town we felt the need to get out of the noise, traffic and smug that never stop. Our Thai friends suggested we drive to the Bridge on the River Kwai and hike the Erawan waterfalls. So, we packed an overnight…

36-hours in Hong Kong

What would you do if you only had 36-hours to spend in an iconic city of 7 million people? This is what we asked ourselves when we arrived on our planned 36-hours layover that turned into 24-hours due to a flight delay out of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Hong Kong is a large city of several…

Christmas Yule Log: A French Christmas Delicacy

A few days ago I received a request from a reader to translate the Christmas Yule Log recipe I posted last year. I thought I would share the translation for everyone interested.     Print Recipe Christmas Yule Log This recipe is to be made 24-hours before serving. Cuisine Dessert Prep Time 30 Minutes Cook…

Saving our History! The Healing Waters Legend of West Virginia

A few years ago I wrote about French Towns with Healing Waters. These towns build their reputation around natural springs dating all the ways back from the Roman Empire when the settlers recognized the therapeutic value of the springs, and were eager to exploit them. After living in the states for 23 years, I had…

France: A Few of The Most Beautiful Villages of the Atlantic Coast

There are so many stunning villages in France that it was hard to select just a few, so I based my selection on specific conditions: The village had to be on the Atlantic Ocean, of course… Less than 5,000 people live in these villages all year long. All villages have unique traits of the region…

Visit Provence: The Village of Seguret

It’s been over a month since we got back from our trip to France. Besides spending time visiting family, we took a 2-day trip down the Rhône Valley. We spent the first day visiting the little village of Tavel. The primary and only industry in this area is wine making. Tavel produces rosé wines, and…