Nashville, TN

As you enter Nashville, be sure to drop your inhibitions off along the highway and put on your cowboy boots and hat. You are headed for fun whether you are in the mood or not. This small Tennessee town, known for being the home of country music, is making history. Along the streets of Broadway…

Savannah morning walk

I have always thought that taking a tour of any city, that we have come to visit and get to know better, is a good idea. Learning a little history and a lay of the land sets us up for the rest of the stay. The Savannah Visitor’s Center is right off the highway on…

Savannah, GA

Compared to most Americans, I have traveled quite a bit. Only recently can I say that I have found the best, prettiest city in the states and possible from all the cities I have visited in the world. Savannah is small and very walkable. Every few blocks is a beautifully landscaped park with plenty of…

Seattle’s Chinatown

I spent a few years living in the Orient, so whenever I have the chance to reconnect to familiar Chinese sounds, smells and architecture I make a point of reserving an afternoon to tour. Not all Chinatowns are created equally, and that would be true for Seattle’s. I crave the hustle and bustle of people…

Can Fabulous St. Maarten Become Mundane?

I guess I shouldn’t complain, we are retired so we have no time pressure to move on. Spending time in St. Maarten is really not a punishment even if I sometimes view it as such. We have lived here for several years but I haven’t written much about this lovely Caribbean island.  It has become so…

The Bucket, St. Barths

I lament the changes that have taken place in the America’s Cup, originally organized as a two out of three race between two yachts clubs who each entered single hull sailing vessels between 20 to 27 meters. The speed of these fabulous boats increased dramatically in 2010, when the rules changed, allowing multihulls to compete. Soon,…