NOLA Spotlight: New Orleans Museum of Art

NOLA Spotlight: New Orleans Museum of Art People come to New Orleans for a lot of things: to eat, drink, party, and listen to music. One thing that’s overlooked, though, is that we have an amazing museum. The New Orleans Museum of Art  (NOMA) was founded in 1910 by Isaac Delgado and has over 40,000 Read more about NOLA Spotlight: New Orleans Museum of Art[…]

24 Hours in Santa Fe

After I gave a paper at a conference in Albuquerque, I rented a car and set out for Santa Fe. Twenty Four hours in this town, I soon discovered, was nothing but a tease. Santa Fe was easy on the eyes with its earth-toned, stucco buildings and laid back, friendly people. And the food was Read more about 24 Hours in Santa Fe[…]

Eurocup 2016–adventures in soccer….

We arrived in Marseille an hour later than expected because of a delayed train. The city was frenetic and lively with fans from both France and Germany roaming the streets. Our first, quick glimpse of Marseille was a fantastic one. It’s a beautiful port city that has an edginess to it I immediately liked. My Read more about Eurocup 2016–adventures in soccer….[…]

A Travel Survival Guide for Picky Eaters

  If you’re a picky eater and you’ve traveled before, you probably know more tips than I’m about to give. (I hesitate to even use the word ‘picky’ because it carries a negative connotation. These eaters simply like what they like and that’s it! Yet, they’ve been given the label ‘picky.’ I’ll use the term Read more about A Travel Survival Guide for Picky Eaters[…]

Bologna–Italy’s Best Kept Secret!

With the exceptions of the Piemonte and Molise regions, and Sardinia, I’ve been to cities and towns in just about every other region of Italy. From the top of the boot to the bottom, including the islands of Sicily and Elba, I’ve spent a fair amount of time in this country. After over a dozen Read more about Bologna–Italy’s Best Kept Secret![…]

Jazz Fest 2016 aka Flood Fest

It’s floodin’ down in Nola, all the telephone lines are down… Jazz Fest 2016 was a wet one. We didn’t hear a lot of music, but at least we got to eat. We set out on Saturday for the fest, prepared for rain but not ready for a flood. However, thirty minutes in, raindrops started Read more about Jazz Fest 2016 aka Flood Fest[…]

More to Pisa than the Tower!

I’ve been to Pisa about a dozen times. Over the years, I’ve taken students with my study abroad program, as well as family, and friends to Pisa because it’s a place of interest and often associated with Italy itself. When people think of Italy, Rome comes to mind first, then perhaps Venice, and most likely, Read more about More to Pisa than the Tower![…]

Panama City Fish Market

Mercado De Mariscos (Panama City Fish Market) has every kind of seafood from spiny lobsters and tentacled octopus to giant shrimp to seafood mix for ceviche. As you can imagine, the smell of fish is strong inside and the floors are slick with water that’s constantly being sprayed to clean the area. Upstairs, there’s a restaurant Read more about Panama City Fish Market[…]

Five Reasons to Visit Panama

Central America’s Panama has gained a lot of attention recently as travelers begin to explore Central and South America more and more. And if your’e traveling from the U.S., it’s a wonderful place to go, either for an extended weekend or longer. I recently went to Panama City and really loved it. There are a Read more about Five Reasons to Visit Panama[…]