Just 30-minutes from Lisbon, Cascais is a standout for its beaches fronting the Atlantic that can be accessed by bicycle. But downtown Cascais is an epicenter for museums of many stripes, including the Paula Rego museum designed by the Portuguese star architect, Eduardo Souto de Moura. Don't miss the Pousada de Cascais that was built in the historic citadel and blends the ancient with the ultra contemporary. The intriguing landscape fronting the windswept Atlantic is accessible by a ribbon of bicycle paths. Check out my short YouTube video slideshow for a window in to what I love about Cascais.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014
The tapestry of Luxembourg City undulates up and down the hills and valleys that bedeck the small country's capital. Dramatic defensive walls left over from the 17th century twist and turn over this landscape that melds together remnants of antiquity as well as the contemporary. Beyond the City of Luxembourg, the country's pastoral setting includes vast acreage in the Moselle Valley devoted to grape growing. My short YouTube video slideshow presents a short snapshot of my treasured finds from my trip to Luxembourg.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
A trip to the Czech Republic isn't complete without a multi-day visit to the capital. But, many may not be aware of the vast swaths of protected wilderness in the country's Bohemian area that's also sprinkled with notable galleries, shops and museums displaying some exquisite contemporary glass works. Check out my latest YouTube video slideshow that features the UNESCO protected Bohemian Paradise Geopark.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Tobago seems to live in the shadows of Trinidad. But, on my recent week on the smaller of the two islands, I found a low-key vibe, vast tracts of rainforest, dense tangles of mangrove stands where I mountain biked, and paths that meanders through a petite botanical garden. Check out some of the highlights of my Tobago adventure on my latest YouTube video slideshow.