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I'm Leaving for Italy Soon
In two weeks I will be flying to Italy. Although I travel internationally regularly, the recent explosions in Brussels have made me more aware of the dangers that stalk us in these newly brutal times.

Click To ReadPublished on 04/01/2016

Why I'm Hiking the Via Francigena in Italy
The Via Francigena is a medieval trail that originally went from Canterbury in England through France into Italy ending in Rome. Have you heard of it? I hadn't until recently.

Readers may remember that ...
Click To ReadPublished on 03/04/2016

Two Beautiful Towns in Northern Tuscany: Carrara and Pietrasanta
Pietrasanta and Carrara are beautiful towns in Tuscany that can easily be missed by first-time travelers to this area. Tuscany has so much to offer, that one might not know there are wonders to visit even north...
Click To ReadPublished on 02/19/2016

A Cat and A Doorway in Tuscany
Not only do I love doorway photos, but I appreciate the local animals that use these niches as shady spots to relax. So I have many photos of cats and dogs snoozing in the shade.

This photo was taken in...
Click To ReadPublished on 02/05/2016

Another Wonderful Tuscan Door
I love seeing beautiful entryways in Italy and France. As I hike through the countryside, I pass so many old stone houses with absolutely delightful doorways. Italians in particular love having a flowerpot by...
Click To ReadPublished on 01/29/2016

I Take Lots of Charming Italian Photos
Every where I travel in Italy or France, there is something beautiful to see.

I love to photograph scenes that capture the architecture, the landscape or the bucolic setting. And winter time is my cha...
Click To ReadPublished on 01/22/2016

Winter Memories of Tuscany
I used to visit houses in Tuscany in November and it could be very cold. I always went in November because houses would be empty and yet not entirely closed up for the winter.

I'd be stationed in a sm...
Click To ReadPublished on 12/28/2015

My Trek on the Via Francigena
The Via Francigena is a medieval trail going from Canterbury, England to Rome, Italy. It was the major route to Rome from the north. It is named the Via Francigena because it came through France to Italy. Click To ReadPublished on 06/17/2015

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