Emilie

Maine: Winslow Homer’s Studio at Prout’s Neck

The highlight of a recent trip to Maine was the Winslow Homer Studio, which sits on a hill at Prout’s Neck, and above the rocky coast that often appears in his paintings.    As we walked along the path overlooking the sea and heard the commentary of the knowledgeable guide, I gained a much deeper…

Discover Walking Tours, Key to Exploring Barcelona, Spain

Discover Walking Tours, a tip supported company, offers three options:  1)  Gaudi buidlings in Eixample; 2) Ramblas and the Gothic area; 3) and Picasso’s Barcelona in  The Born, the medieval section.  During our March trip to Barcelona we took all three, and found they were a great orientation to the city.  The guides were knowledgeable…

Lima, Peru: An Exciting South American City

If you’re going to Peru to visit Macchu Picchu, or Cuzco, or to catch a plane to Iquitos, the center for travel in the rain forest, don’t ignore Lima, the largest city in Peru, which spreads out over several valleys, and  has a population of 10 million. Before the trip we had a list of twenty places we…

Mexico City: Ancient Goddess in Avant Garde Dress

Mexico City has a vast overlay of cultures and centuries. Tall modern office buildings with hues of blue, pink, even bright red on navy, rise up next to tan and yellow colonial buildings, ancient stone statues, and modern sculptures. Toltec, Aztec,Spanish and modern images meet the eye in many places. Whether you enjoy exploring foreign…