Reading up on my next travel destination… South Africa, you are so close now that I can almost smell you.
Perfect spring day for a picnic by the Tidal Basin. Cherry blossoms are in peak bloom! Days like this remind me why I love living in Washington, DC.
This is my favorite time in DC. Being under the canopy of cherry trees in full bloom feels like being in the midst of fluffy cotton candy. 🌸🍥🍭
Taking a break from seeing the pyramids at Giza with my friendly camel tour guide.
Sumilon Island in Cebu, Philippines.
The Alcázar de Segovia is a stone fortification in the old city of Segovia, Spain. It served as Walt Disney’s inspiration for Cinderella’s castle.
I’ve never been a religious person, although I consider myself very spiritual. But, one of my most memorable solo travel moments was definitely at Santuario de Fatima in Fatima, Portugal. I was sitting at the back of the outdoor chapel taking in my surroundings and observing the many pilgrims who converge in Fatima from all corners of the globe to pray to the Holy Mother. I don’t remember praying myself, although I remember thinking how beautifully tranquil everything there seemed to be. Out of nowhere, I was swept up by this very powerful feeling of peace and joy. Before I knew it, I was so happy, I was literally sobbing with happy tears. I don’t think I’ve ever felt anything like that before or since, and I have no explanation for it. But, I’d like to think that it was simply the Holy Mother’s way of saying hello.
Wat Po Temple in Bangkok.