Vintgar Gorge

Vintgar Gorge Hike: Bled, Slovenia

A main attraction in the Bled region of Slovenia is undoubtedly visiting the spectacular Vintgar Gorge. But what many people don’t know is that there is an equally spectacular hike that will bring you back to your car…. Read More

Poznań Town Hall

A Perfect Weekend in Poznan

She was tired, the train I rode for my weekend in Poznan, I could tell. She creaked, moaned, and groaned more than I do when I have to work before the sun rises. But I’ve done enough morning… Read More

Citrus Cornbread

Sweet Citrus Cornbread

Try as I might to deny that summer isn’t over, the dark storm clouds and brisk winds this morning were trying to convince me. As I reluctantly swapped my shorts for jeans, it started to rain, and I… Read More

Berlin Daytrip: Schönower Heide

Berlin Daytrip: Schönower Heide

Berlin Daytrip: Schönower Heide Don’t get me wrong: I like Berlin, but after three weeks in any city I need to get out and feel something besides cement under my feet. Located about an hour north of Berlin,… Read More

Lemon Lavender Tart

Lavender-Lemon Tart w/ Blackberries

Lavender-Lemon Tart with Blackberries The affair started one sunburnt afternoon on Maui, where the only aloe on hand came from the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm. Once I had lathered it all over my formerly pasty skin, now lobster… Read More

Tule Elk

Marin Hikes: Point Tomales Trail

Point Tomales Trail (Pt. Reyes Nat’l Seashore)   Pt. Reyes National Seashore was a staple item in my childhood, it was the base of many Boy Scout adventures, school field trips, and kayaking trips. Upon a recent trip… Read More

Loma Alta in Summer

Marin Hikes: Loma Alta Loop

Loma Alta Loop (Loma Alta Open Space) Where: Plug “Brown Bridge, Fairfax, CA” into your GPS. Or take Sir Francis Drake past and to the west of Fairfax and stop just before the crest of White Hill. Follow… Read More

Ricard and Cardamom Biscotti

Ricard and Cardamom Biscotti

After returning from Europe I brought back several goodies for my family and myself: tea, chocolate, candies, salts, etc. From France I brought back a bottle of Ricard, one of the most refreshing drinks out there. Though anise/fennel… Read More

Lavender Biscotti

Lavender Honey Biscotti

One of my favorite parts about going home to the population 1,400 town I grew up in (besides the peace and quiet), is taking advantage of all the gardening my dad does. After coming back from several weeks… Read More

Day Trip from Paris to Provins

Day Trip from Paris to Provins

Highlights The Ramparts Église Catholique Collégiale St Quiriace Jardins Garnier     At just over an hour outside of Paris, I was surprised to see barely a mention of the small town of Provins (not to be confused… Read More