From the Dead Sea to the Red Sea

Jordan may be best known for its desert landscapes at Petra and Wadi Rum, but it is also home to beautiful resorts where you can relax on a beach, float on top of the water or dive under it. Luxury on the Dead Sea Of Jordan’s many natural treasures, the Dead Sea has to be […]

Add Halkidiki to Your Greece Travel Plans

The Leonidas Memorial at Thermopylae

For most travelers, a trip to Greece means a history lesson in Athens and beach time at one of the famous islands like Santorini, Mykonos or Naxos. But I was dreaming of seeing Greece off-the-beaten-path where I could easily get both, and I found all that and more in the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece.  […]

Continuing a Family Tradition at Longwood Gardens

As my husband and I started our family many years ago, we melded the traditions that we had each gown up with and established our own set of holiday rituals. Today our children are grown with lives of their own and our son and daughter-in-law are now going through the same process as they develop their family […]

Spring Blossoms In The Historic Brandywine Valley

In 1771 a young chemist by the name of E. I du Pont left France and settled on the banks of the Brandywine River in Delaware where he started a gunpowder manufacturing operation. He and his descendants built both a lasting business empire and a lasting legacy of estates and gardens in the Brandywine Valley area of southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware.