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Teide Observatory –  To Infinity and Beyond!

Teide Observatory – To Infinity and Beyond!

EUROPE, LUXURY TOURS, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, SITES TO SEE, SPAIN
I’ve always been fascinated with the stars. I can spend hours and hours just staring at them, admiring their beauty and wondering what might lay out there. Tenerife’s Mount Teide National Park is not only home to a dormant volcano, you will also…
I’ve always been fascinated with the stars. I can spend hours and hours just staring at them, admiring their beauty and wondering what might lay out there. Tenerife’s Mount Teide National Park is not only home to…
Visiting Europe’s Largest Lava Cave in Tenerife

Visiting Europe’s Largest Lava Cave in Tenerife

LUXURY TOURS, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, SITES TO SEE, SPAIN
Having recently climbed to the top of a volcano (Mount Teide in Tenerife, Canary Islands), I was curious about lava flows. So when I heard that Tenerife had tours of the longest lava tube cave outside of Hawaii, I signed up…
Having recently climbed to the top of a volcano (Mount Teide in Tenerife, Canary Islands), I was curious about lava flows. So when I heard that Tenerife had tours of the longest lava tube cave…
Teide Sunset and Stargazing in Tenerife

Teide Sunset and Stargazing in Tenerife

EUROPE, LUXURY TOURS, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, SITES TO SEE, SPAIN
If ET was ever going to phone home it would be from the top of Mount Teide at night! The view from Mount Teide is a breathtaking sunset followed by an extraordinary sight of stars. Tenerife is one of the best places to…
If ET was ever going to phone home it would be from the top of Mount Teide at night! The view from Mount Teide is a breathtaking sunset followed by an extraordinary sight of stars. Tenerife is…
Codorniu Cava Winery Tour

Codorniu Cava Winery Tour

EUROPE, FOOD + WINE, LUXURY TOURS, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, SITES TO SEE, SPAIN
One of the treats of visiting Spain is drinking Cava, a sparkling white wine, the Champagne of Spain. And while Cava is made through-out Spain, the best Cava comes from the Codorniu vineyards in Catalonya. It’s the oldest and second-largest producer of bottle-fermented…
One of the treats of visiting Spain is drinking Cava, a sparkling white wine, the Champagne of Spain. And while Cava is made through-out Spain, the best Cava comes from the Codorniu vineyards in Catalonya. It’s…
Climbing Mount Teide – Spain’s Tallest Mountain

Climbing Mount Teide – Spain’s Tallest Mountain

EUROPE, LUXURY TOURS, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, SITES TO SEE, SPAIN
Tenerife is a fascinating island with much more to see than just its beautiful black sand beaches along the southern coast, and its historical towns along the northern part of the island.  In the middle of the Island of Tenerife…
Tenerife is a fascinating island with much more to see than just its beautiful black sand beaches along the southern coast, and its historical towns along the northern part of the island.  In the…
Miniature Sagrada Familia by Gaudi – Colonia Guell

Miniature Sagrada Familia by Gaudi – Colonia Guell

LUXURY TOURS, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, SPAIN
Allow me to tell you the fascinating story of Colònia Güell and how it came to house a miniature Sagrada Familia designed by Gaudi and like the original, unfinished. A short ride from Barcelona to Colònia Güell in the town of Santa…
Allow me to tell you the fascinating story of Colònia Güell and how it came to house a miniature Sagrada Familia designed by Gaudi and like the original, unfinished. A short ride from Barcelona to…
Church of the Holy Sepulchre in  Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

ISRAEL, LUXURY TOURS, MIDDLE EAST, SITES TO SEE
One of the highlights of my trip through Israel and the Stations of the Cross was my visit to The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is said to be built on the site where Jesus was crucified and has been the…
One of the highlights of my trip through Israel and the Stations of the Cross was my visit to The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is said to be built on the site where Jesus…
Masada: Ancient Fortress

Masada: Ancient Fortress

ISRAEL, LUXURY TOURS, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, MIDDLE EAST, SITES TO SEE
Masada(Hebrew for fortress) is a place of grim and majestic beauty that has become one of the Jewish people’s greatest symbols as the place where the last Jewish stronghold against Roman invasion stood. Next to Jerusalem, it is the most popular…
Masada(Hebrew for fortress) is a place of grim and majestic beauty that has become one of the Jewish people’s greatest symbols as the place where the last Jewish stronghold against Roman invasion stood. Next to…
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami

FLORIDA, LUXURY TOURS, MIAMI, SITES TO SEE, UNITED STATES
Miami has an amazing history, and Villa Vizcaya is one of them.  Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, a National Historic Landmark is located just outside  Miami’s downtown  district, Villa Vizcaya will transport you to a different time and place entirely. Villa Vizcaya is a National…
Miami has an amazing history, and Villa Vizcaya is one of them.  Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, a National Historic Landmark is located just outside  Miami’s downtown  district, Villa Vizcaya will transport you to a different time and place…
Things to Do in San Francisco

Things to Do in San Francisco

CALIFORNIA, LUXURY TOURS, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, SITES TO SEE, UNITED STATES
Planning on visiting San Francisco?  San Francisco is such a fun city to explore as a family, couple, or on your own. There’s no shortage of interesting neighborhoods and sites. Here’s some of our favorite family friendly things to do…
Planning on visiting San Francisco?  San Francisco is such a fun city to explore as a family, couple, or on your own. There’s no shortage of interesting neighborhoods and sites. Here’s some of our…
The Birth Place, Church of Nativity

The Birth Place, Church of Nativity

ISRAEL, LUXURY TOURS, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, MIDDLE EAST, SITES TO SEE
To me, the word Bethlehem conjures up vivid images.  Having been brought up Catholic, I heard the story about the birth in the manger from a very young age. Every Christmas, we set up the scene of that famous manger scene with…
To me, the word Bethlehem conjures up vivid images.  Having been brought up Catholic, I heard the story about the birth in the manger from a very young age. Every Christmas, we set up the scene…
The Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross

ISRAEL, LUXURY TOURS, MIDDLE EAST, SITES TO SEE
Via Dolorosa is a “street” in Old Jerusalem which is held to be the path that Jesus walked while carrying the cross.  The street is actually a passageway in a crowded Arab market which sells products both for locals (foodstuffs,…
Via Dolorosa is a “street” in Old Jerusalem which is held to be the path that Jesus walked while carrying the cross.  The street is actually a passageway in a crowded Arab market which…
Mosaics Church of the Annunciation

Mosaics Church of the Annunciation

ISRAEL, LUXURY TOURS, MIDDLE EAST, SITES TO SEE
Hanging along the walls in the front courtyard and inside the upper church are national mosaics of Mary that were donated to “The Church of the Annunciation” from almost every country around the world.   There are 43 national mosaics…
Hanging along the walls in the front courtyard and inside the upper church are national mosaics of Mary that were donated to “The Church of the Annunciation” from almost every country around the world.…
The Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth

The Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth

ISRAEL, LUXURY TOURS, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, MIDDLE EAST, SITES TO SEE
Being Catholic and have spent many years in catechism studying, l know the story of Jesus….how the Angel Gabriel spoke to Mary. and told her that she would become pregnant with a boy. His name would be Jesus. He would be the Son of…
Being Catholic and have spent many years in catechism studying, l know the story of Jesus….how the Angel Gabriel spoke to Mary. and told her that she would become pregnant with a boy. His name would be Jesus.…