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Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe, O’ahu, Hawai’i

Located at the feet of the stunning Ko’olau Mountains, better known as the Pali (the distinctive narrow

OSO Restaurant | Sonoma, California

Just over a year ago, I went out on a photo mission for the Boston Globe with specific requests for images of

Tabiano Castello | Italy

The medieval village of Tabiano Castello is one of the many such charming hill towns to be found in the maze of

Breakfast & Lunch at The Fremont Diner | Sonoma, California

This review has been a while in coming, but it was certainly worth the wait. Since spending so much time in

Monarch Knitting | A Treasure Trove in Pacific Grove, California

It seems that Carmel is not the only place on the Monterey Peninsula with a claim to treasure troves. As I was

Downtown Pacific Grove & Lunch at Red House Cafe | California

During my stay in Carmel last fall, I took a couple exploratory side trips to nearby Pacific Grove. Set smack

Three Charming Inns of Carmel | L’Auberge Carmel, Cypress Inn & Pine Inn

Given that everything is so charming in Carmel, it was not possible that inns & b&bs should not be.

Casanova Restaurant | Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Oh yes, those spinach gnocchi au gratin are home made and oh-so-good! They are a popular appetizer in both the

Behind The Photo | After The Storm, Varese, Italy

It was late summer. It had been raining in buckets all day, and the whole thing was wrapped up by a major

Walking Up the Chapels’ Path to Sacro Monte | Varese, Italy

I thought it was time to take you to Italy for a little while, specifically my home town of Varese. I have not

Bouchon Bakery | Yountville, California

Don’t you just love it when famous places live up to their reputation? Bouchon Bakery is one of those.

Hunting for Treasures in Carmel, California | Part Three

Welcome back to lovely Carmel-by-the-Sea! I hope you are ready for another exploration, because there is just

Twigery: Where Flowers and Artistic Genius Meet | Carmel, California

So you have enjoyed a nice stroll down treasure-filled Dolores Street, bought a hat at The Prestige, and had a

Behind The Photo | Sunset Sail on the Nile in Aswan, Egypt

Imagine Egypt without political unrest, a time where you could safely travel there as a visitor and be able to enjoy

Parker-Lusseau Pastries & Cafe | Monterey, California

I will not dilly-dally into this, but cut to the chase: Parker-Lusseau is THE best bakery/patisserie in the