My Travels

May 13, 2018

Breakfast with Emma and guests in Nice, France.

Airbnb has begun a new service in which they propose various activities nearby a region where one has rented one of their properties.  I chose to […]
May 10, 2018

Siena, Italy home of the famous Palio horse race and fabulous art, architecture and history.

Siena is a lovely and historic city in Tuscany, home to a total population of about 53,000, according to a 2016 census.  The city center is […]
May 9, 2018

Lucca, Italy a relatively unknown gem in the very well known region of Tuscany.

I bet that you have never heard of the old Medieval town of Lucca, Italy and before my excellent driver and tour operator Patrick Rossi recommended […]
May 6, 2018

Portovenere, The Bay of Poets and Lerici, Italy

Yesterday and today saw me travel from Alassio to La Spezia at the apex of the so-called Bay of Poets and then down the northeastern side […]
May 5, 2018

Alassio Liguria, Italy.

Liguria is a region in Italy at the bend in the shoreline at the Northeast corner of the “boot” of the country and is bordered by […]
May 3, 2018

Menton, France May 3, 2018

Hello from my favorite French town, Menton, on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, just east of Monaco and just west of Italy.  I wanted to […]
April 26, 2018
Laguna Beach, California.

Laguna Beach, California offers surf, sand, sun and lots of art and culture too.

Sun, Sand, Surf and Culture in Laguna Beach, California Nestled on the California coast between Los Angeles and San Diego sits the amazingly cultural city of […]
April 25, 2018
Laguna Woods, California

My home, the beautiful Laguna Woods Village in Orange County, Southern California

Before I depart for France and Italy in a few days, I thought I would tell you a bit about the community in which I live.  […]
February 17, 2018
Diego Rivera

Hola from Mexico City!

We have been so conditioned in the USA, my home country, to think negatively about Mexico and Mexicans, that even for me, a world traveler, the […]
February 11, 2018
Carneros region of Napa Valley

Mexico City and Lake Chapala here I come

I know that I haven’t been keeping up with my blog but that is about to change.  I will arrive in Mexico City for 4 days […]
November 30, 2017

Last night at the Barbican

My new English musical friend Everton Nelson and Lisa Batiashvili after her performance last night with the BBC Symphony.  Everton was one of our little group […]
November 30, 2017

An astonishing night stricly by coincidence in London.

What an amazing and completely unexpected night I had last night here in London.  My ticket for the BBC Symphony put me in the balcony but […]
November 24, 2017

Black Friday 2017 in London.

It is 12:20 pm here on Whitecross Street, Borough of Islington, often referred to as Shoreditch in the City of London on “Black Friday” but you […]
November 18, 2017

Hello from London

I apologize for the lag between my last post from France and my first post from London, where I have been since Thursday early evening.  I […]
November 13, 2017

Alassio, Italy in the Province of Savona and the Liguria region.

This past Saturday, November 11, 2018 I made the 95 KM (about 57 mile) trip from Menton, France to the lovely Italian resort town of Alassio, […]
November 6, 2017

Menton, France Reflections on lunch yesterday at Restaurant Mirazur.

Restaurant Mirazur is located on the banks of the Mediterranean Sea in the town of Menton, France.  According to one survey, Restaurant Mirazur was rated 4th […]