A Guide to Exploring Valletta: Malta’s Tiny, But Mighty, Capital City

What to see and do in the captivating Mediterranean city of Valletta, Malta.

Gentle Giant: The Touching Tale of a Dog’s Eternal Devotion

“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”

Klis Fortress & a Game of Thrones Tour in Split, Croatia

For two thousand years, Croatia’s Klis Fortress has held a coveted position among Central Dalmatia‘s craggy landscape. Having been one of the filming locations for Season 4 of a Game of Thrones, as well as host to dramatic events over the millennia, the Klis Fortress appeals to Game of Thrones fans and history enthusiasts looking forContinue reading “Klis Fortress & a Game of Thrones Tour in Split, Croatia”

Scenes from Dubrovnik, Croatia

“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.

Flourishes Fit for a Fairy Tale: Admiring the Details in Trogir, Croatia

“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”