Salzburg is one of those cities that utterly befuddles Google Maps, sending unprepared wanderers – like me – into helpless follow-the-blue-dot circles. More than once I took a narrow lane or a steep staircase thinking this can’t be right, only to have the little passageway empty into a sprawling square or a surprise beer …

Some time ago, my partner’s dad and step-mom decided to do a once-in-a-lifetime trip with their sons. When they asked Jeff and his brother where they would like to go, I am told that Jeff was immediate with his response: Prague, Vienna and Budapest. So, they walked mile after mile through those three cities, …

This is a story of healing among signs and sunrises. Because when my fiancé died, I needed a little help from beyond to set out on the path toward healing. There is a part of me that knew that my fiancé was dying. But I resisted that knowledge and convinced myself that he was …

Houseboats and Cafe's along Regent's Canal

This London itinerary is simple and fun, and it takes you through some of London’s major tourist attractions – all while avoiding the crowds. Join my gal pal Mel and me on a walkabout through Baker Street and the fictional home of Sherlock Holmes, through Little Venice and along the Regent’s Canal, and all …

And How I Fell in Love with Airbnb It took a while to find the place. The GPS started talking in British-accented circles as soon as the tiny French rental car left the well-lit main road for the narrow street marked with only a small arrow pointing toward Saint-Martin-Le-Beau. But beyond the bumpy train …

Graffiti on the remains of the Berlin Wall

History Compounded: On a recent trip to Berlin, I took some time to explore the Topography of Terror museum and found myself pushing almost anxiously through the exit doors into the December damp air outside. Standing there on the museum steps, I attempted to absorb the hard – but necessary – lessons that I …