What to see and do in the captivating Mediterranean city of Valletta, Malta.
From magnificent mosaics to marble statues, the Domus Romana Museum offers a wonderful peek at the island’s ancient Roman heritage.
“With eye upraised his master’s look to scan,The joy, the solace, and the aid of man:The rich man’s guardian and the poor man’s friend,The only creature faithful to the end.” George Crabbe If you were to stroll the atmospheric Chippiannock Cemetery in Rock Island, Illinois, you’d likely happen upon the weathered headstones of siblings EddieContinue reading “Gentle Giant: The Touching Tale of a Dog’s Eternal Devotion”
For two thousand years, Croatia’s Klis Fortress (Kliška Tvrđava) has held a coveted position among Central Dalmatia‘s craggy landscape. Having been one of the filming locations for Season 4 of Game of Thrones, as well as host to dramatic events over the millennia, the Klis Fortress appeals to both Game of Thrones fans and history enthusiastsContinue reading “Visiting Croatia’s Mighty Klis Fortress and the Antoničin Mlin Restaurant”
“If you want to see heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik.” George Bernard Shaw Dubrovnik. The Croatian city’s name conjures images of forbidding city walls, fire-red rooftops, buildings crafted out of white stone, and a graceful city perched above the vast Adriatic.
“Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.” René Descartes How Trogir tempts me with its fanciful flourishes fit for a fairy tale! At almost every turn in the Croatian town’s labyrinthine lanes, there emerge weathered faces, coats of arms, religious motifs, and even a nautical-inspired element. Embarking on a grocery shopping mission is aContinue reading “Flourishes Fit for a Fairy Tale: Admiring the Details in Trogir, Croatia”
In a black and white image, bordered by a simple silver frame on my piano, she is seated behind the wheel of a classic roadster. Coyly sporting a riding cap, cream-colored driving gloves, and her trademark smile is a woman who not only taught me about arpeggios, flats, and sharps, but also about life, itsContinue reading “Lessons From Erna: Remembering a Talented Musician, Teacher, and Friend”