Maui’s Resilience: A Tale of Recovery and Responsible Travel.

Maui’s Resilience: A Tale of Recovery and Responsible Travel.

I first caught wind of the devastating August 2023 wildfires that swept through Lahaina on the evening news. The scenes of destruction left me in shock, akin to witnessing a horror movie on repeat, with images of rubble and ruin etching themselves into my mind....

Petra—A Journey Beyond Imagination

Petra—A Journey Beyond Imagination

In the heart of the Jordanian desert, where whispers of ancient civilizations linger in the wind, lies a hidden gem that has captivated the imaginations of explorers and historians for centuries. The mesmerizing world of Petra, a mythical city carved into rose-colored...

Where We Went in 2023 GoNomad Contributors

Where We Went in 2023 GoNomad Contributors

Our Annual Compilation of our Top Travel Writer's 2023 Destinations. March 2023 transported me to the mystical land of Egypt, where I delved into ancient history and marveled at the latest tomb discovery in Saqqara.  Crossing the Red Sea from Cairo to Tel Aviv marked...

Travel Green in Warsaw

Travel Green in Warsaw

How Poland’s largest city is leading the sustainability revolution As I meandered through the storied streets of Warsaw, I was struck by the city's unwavering commitment to eco-friendly, sustainable tourism. In a world where the travel industry grapples with the...

Spiced Poached Pears with Sweet Wine

Spiced Poached Pears with Sweet Wine

On my enchanting journey through France this spring, Château Monbazillac is one place that left an indelible mark on my memory—and the tantalizing taste of the sweet wine on my tongue. While I couldn’t bring home a bottle of their exquisite wine in my carry-on bag,...

Château Monbazillac: Enchanting Castle and Sweet Wines

Château Monbazillac: Enchanting Castle and Sweet Wines

In the heart of the Dordogne region of southwestern France, a destination I had the pleasure of exploring during a Spring travel writers’ trip, lies a 16th-century architectural gem. This site is a portal to a bygone era and the world of exquisite, sweet wines. As the...

Luxury Redefined: Hotel Verte, Ultimate 5-Star Getaway in Warsaw

Luxury Redefined: Hotel Verte, Ultimate 5-Star Getaway in Warsaw

When I arrived at Hotel Verte in Warsaw, I was immediately struck by its resemblance to a palace. Little did I know that this resemblance was no coincidence. The hotel is a stunning restoration of two 18th-century palaces, the Branicki and Szaniawski Palaces, once the...

Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel—A Luxury Hotel In Rome

Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel—A Luxury Hotel In Rome

Walking up the red-carpeted stairs into the Anantara Naiadi Rome Hotel, I entered a world of luxury and grandeur.  I couldn't help gazing with wonder around the lobby adorned with exquisite artwork, setting the tone for the elegance that awaited.  Read more...

Lérins Islands, Near Cannes, Peace After the Bustle

Lérins Islands, Near Cannes, Peace After the Bustle

While rolling through Provence on a slow travel train from Bordeaux to Cannes, I was greeted by vistas of lavender fields and olive groves. From my window, the vibrant hues of purple and green painted a picturesque scene. My anticipation grew as we approached...

Fresh Tomato Pasta Bowl – Celebrating the Abundance of the Season

Fresh Tomato Pasta Bowl – Celebrating the Abundance of the Season

When the Texas heat is in full swing, that’s when our gardens and farmers’ markets are chock-full of flavorful produce choices. As soon as the first good tomatoes appear, I snatch them up. I buy fresh basil and a good-sized chunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and whip...

Home Sweet Austin: Our New Hometown

Home Sweet Austin: Our New Hometown

Moving from our home of 34 years in Dallas to Austin, Texas, took a lot of work. After the arrival of our first granddaughter, our hearts yearned to be closer, to be actively involved in her life in a way that a three-hour drive couldn't provide. So we moved to...

Sarlat: A Medieval Town You’ll Never Forget

Sarlat: A Medieval Town You’ll Never Forget

A fairytale come to life—that was my first impression of Sarlat.  On a train journey that started in Paris, I had already spent time in many lovely French villages.  I even stayed in a wine chateau in St. Emilion.  But Sarlat was something else entirely. Read...