All posts filed under: International Travel

Zunday Zen … Escaping the Asphalt Jungle

Urban green spaces Luxury or necessity? You decide! No matter where in the world we find ourselves, we always make sure to take the time to explore local parks and green spaces. During this trip to London, my favorite park was definitely St. James Park! It’s hard to […]


Zunday Zen … Trash or Treasure?

To clear the clutter … is to clear the mind I just now noticed that I’m way behind My trinkets symbolize to me The places … seen … and yet to see … Whoa!  Am I blind? A dust rag I must find! Some of these “treasures” […]


The Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland: Volcanoes, spurting geysers, crystal-clear rivers, waterfalls, hot springs, the Blue Lagoon, Aurora Borealis, Sigur Ros, Aisgeir, the Perlan, the Harpa, Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik Open Icelandic Chess Tournament, “Black Death” liquor, fermented shark, great mochas and waffles, puffins, whales, 12 Tonar record store, and some […]


Beware! The Dragon has Teeth!

The Kapalua Coastal Trail stretches along the gorgeous Kapalua Coast of Northwestern Maui, past deep green golf courses, rugged cliffs and pristine golden sandy beaches. When I first set out to explore this trail, I didn’t realize that a part of this area holds great […]


Zunday Zen … An Afternoon in the Park

Established around 1730 in Toulouse a botanical garden for practical use overflowing with trees and flowers profuse old-fashioned organ grinder to amuse relax under shade trees for a snooze bring a picnic and enjoy the views. All you have to do is pick and choose […]


Meet me under the Banyan Tree …

Few trees are as spectacular as the Lahaina Banyan tree! If you are headed to the island of Maui, please visit this unbelievably complex natural wonder at the corner of Front Street and Canal Street! During the early to mid 1800s Lahaina was the capital of the […]


Reykjavik’s Heart Park

Iceland is a fascinating place to visit! Volcanoes, natural geysers, crystal clear rivers and streams, the Blue Lagoon, Aurora Borealis, fermented shark, Brennivin aka Black Death, great coffee and waffles, and of course the Heart Park. Strolling through this colorful, popular square filled with enormous […]


Visiting the Sacred Iao Valley and Needle

In the central Maui Mountains, just west of Wailuku, is the Sacred Iao Valley. In ancient Hawaii, this valley was a burial ground for royalty. Their bodies were buried in secret locations all over this valley. It was here, where the Battle of Kepaniwai  was fought […]


Zunday Zen … No Leaf Blowers here!

At the crack of dawn wind strewn small blossoms gathered. No leaf blowers here! Every morning on Maui, I awoke to the sounds of noisy birds, the waves breaking on the beach and the slow, rhythmic swooshing sound of a rake being guided across the […]


Come away with me … to Hawaii

Huge puffy white clouds were floating in the sky. The Pacific ocean down below us was sparkling in the beautiful tropical sunshine. Large waves were breaking along the Oahu coastline and made for a picture perfect arrival in Oahu. On the way home a week […]


Culinary Adventures Abroad … Dutch Poffertjes

One of my favorite things to explore while traveling is, the food of the places we visit. Amsterdam offers all kinds of adventures for just about everyone, including fantastic cuisines from around the globe! We’ve had many fine meals in this town over the years. At least once every visit, we […]


Getting around … in Amsterdam

The people of Amsterdam never cease to amaze me! From the safety of a sidewalk cafe or a bench in Vondelpark, watching the world of traffic go by is entertaining. Bicycles, horse-drawn carts, buses, streetcars, motorcycles, automobiles, boats and of course pedestrians move at a dizzying […]


Magical Bali … Galungan

During our Bali trip, we spent a few days in Ubud. Imagine our delight, when we discovered that our visit coincided with the Hindu holiday Galungan. This is one of the most important Balinese religious holidays, as it commemorates the victory of good over evil. Everywhere we went, […]