Heart of the Art–Santa Fe, New Mexico

It’s really the best time to go to Santa Fe; meaning anytime from fall to spring when it’s not too hot and you can likely avoid the tourists if you skip the major festivals.  But, of course, the art is still happening constantly because it is a living thing that knows no season and it’s the heartbeat of Santa Fe.  I’ve been to Florence, Venice, …

Road Tripping Mid-America

Have you ever fantasized taking a road trip across the US? Perhaps you dream of exploring back roads; photographing hay fields in early morning light; watching foggy mists swirl between mountain ridges far below you; picnicking in sleepy, small town parks; following roads that climb mountain passes with breath-taking views; visiting the birthplace of one of your heroes, or stopping in an old town square …

Picturesque Washington DC

You know your one friend who always looks good in photos, no matter what she is wearing or doing?  Washington, DC is like that. Call her camera friendly or photogenic or picturesque. She is a gorgeous city with lush gardens, stately architecture, historical statues, and memorial parks that can make you as teary as a sad film. Washington, the capitol of the US, is trendy …

Question regarding Turkey and India

Dear Nellie Bly, The information below may be of interest to you. It’s of interest to me since I have recently been given the go-ahead to take time off and do a journey to India. I’m looking for flights to and from New Delhi in the February-March 2017 time frame. Do you have any thoughts on the flight from Los Angeles to Istanbul to New …

Best Places in Oceania

Oceania is made up of thousands of islands, numerous cultures, various languages, and astounding natural beauty. You can explore giant coral reefs, relax on sandy beaches, walk through sophisticated cities for world-class art, sample gourmet food, swim in wilderness pools, hike mountain trails, and learn about indigenous cultures. Oceania has it all! Really. Cover Photo description: Watsons Bay, New South Wales, Australia It is a …