August is festival time in Edinburgh, the city of romance, history, mythology, beauty and so much more. One of the oldest cities, it has continually reinvented itself until today it is a modern cultural and financial capital. Yet, history and tradition are still front and center, blending beautifully with dramatic scenery, warm gregarious people and a vibrant spirit.
High on my bucket list would be a trip to Machu Picchu in Peru, so I wasn’t surprised to read that it was voted by travel industry experts as likely to be one of the top travel spots in 2012.
One of my favorite things to do is look at photos of past trips. I love looking back over family vacations, trips with my just sister or just my kids. There’s always a memory that comes back with each great picture. Unfortunately, there’s also a lot of pictures that don’t mean a thing or make me wonder what in the world I was aiming at. So I decided to find out how to take better pictures and here are some things I learned.
Whether you’re an armchair traveler or an intrepid adventurer, Secret Journeys of a Lifetime is a book you won’t want to miss. Even if you can’t visit any of these places, it’s a book that will inspire your imagination and send it soaring it to all the corners of the earth.
If you don’t have time for a long vacation but need some time away, think about spending a day or two at a bed and breakfast. More personal than a motel, these accommodations are geared toward hospitality and making your time there relaxing and restful.
It’s spring once more and the growing season is upon us. Fresh food is so good and good for us. It’s also good for the earth. Celebrate all this goodness with terrific recipes that highlight the fresh-from-the-farm flavors.