All posts filed under: Travel Series

Interesting Topics For Those of Us Without Back To School Woes

August is a tricky month for most parents as they gear up their school aged children for returning their academic year. Whether returning to, or heading to a new establishment for higher learning, maneuvering the ritual can be pretty some form of memorable experience to say the least. So I get it if you don’t stop and read the interesting topics I have added here. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Dijon, France, where I spent an entire day experimenting with the mustard produced in the region. So much so, I nearly brought a suitcase load of the product. So naturally the idea of ‘why there is no Dijon in Dijon Mustard‘ read, sparked my interest. The rebirth of an amazing destination made famous by writers and celebrity of all types – Cuba – where now a portion of the small island in the Caribbean, Matanzas, is going through major renovation worth reading about. A destination surely on my bucket list How Rome’s monuments are still standing – do you ever wonder? Do you dabble …

Boutique Hotel Picks – Positano, Italy

Engrossed or immersed in the novel – One Italian Summer, of late, I find myself researching and compiling a list of boutique hotels. Hotel Poseidon – the main property in the story. La Sirenuse – one of my favorites Albergo Miramare Positano Positano Art Hotel Pasitea Hotel Punta Regina Covo Dei Saraceni Hotel Palazzo Murat Hotel Villa Franca Albergo California Il San Pietro di Positano Buca Di Bacco Suggested similar read by yours truly – currently available in e-book only – Piazza Navona. You’re welcome…

Happy Thoughts Will Get You Through

Is emotional abuse still a thing in a workplace? I ask while watching everyone around me jump ship-if you will from their current state of employment. Each day as I log off from my remote day-job, I reflect upon how it all went down. Mostly the latest resignations, and terminations in the name of business decisions to take the company to the next level. I get it. I understand business, but still in my gut I feel sickened by the way the world is shaping up in the name of greed. In order to cope, and carry-on or remain balanced. I take five or ten minutes throughout the day to walk through my garden, or dance to a classic tune, or simply meditate. Even daydream about being in a far away place, simply soaking up the sun and the laidback lifestyle. For example… In Positano, lounged on a recline in a terrace here works just as well A stroll through the narrow streets of Paris Switzerland in the Springtime Would you…live in near isolation…if you …

Film Location and Setting Wanderlust

Two films I watched in the recent days which have whisked me away to locations and setting I am simply missing more than imaginable. House of Gucci filming location- Italy : Villa Balbiano, Ossuccio, Tremezzina, Como, Lombardy, ItalyLake Como, ItalyGressoney-Saint-Jean, Aosta Valley, ItalyFlorence, Tuscany, ItalyMilan, Lombardy, ItalyGressoney-La-Trinité, Aosta Valley, ItalyVia dei Condotti, Rome, Lazio, ItalyRome, Lazio, ItalyMilan Cathedral, Milan, Lombardia, ItalyGalleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Lombardia, Italy (Maurizio and Patrizia looking for a restaurant at the beginning)Ossuccio, Tremezzina, Como, Lombardy, ItalyAosta Valley, ItalyLazio, ItalyVilla Necchi Campiglio, Milan, Lombardia, Italy(Rodolfo’s house)Tremezzina, Como, Lombardy, ItalyTuscany, ItalyPiazza del Duomo, Milan, Lombardia, Italy(Maurizio and Patrizia eat a snack at the beginning) New York City, New York, USA Filming Dates8 March 2021 – 6 May 2021 {source}

Friday Interesting Travel Topics Online

My head is always in the clouds, or somewhere else from where I am currently, lounging perhaps poolside in a French Riviera resort or walking the cobblestoned streets through an English coastal town. So the search for travel topics let me down this road: The private village of Clovelly in England, which charges a fee to visit. Egypt’s city of El Gouna doing their best to be mindful of the environment is worth a read for like minded folks such as myself The wonderment of the Aztec civilization history is one I will always share here. While enroute somewhere do you watch for signs that announce the places you have left and the place you have arrived? I remember once in Europe, I crossed a bridge on foot connecting one small town in France to another in Switzerland. Can’t remember where it was, but felt insanely invigorating doing something like that. In light of the curiosity, I am sharing this article about towns crossing borders, or borders crossing through towns. Lastly, click away here for …

Sunday Wind Down

After a week of being off from all things work in the name of staycation and no social media, I am slowly inching my way back to reality. This perfect little workspace I adore Kitchen simpleness from here Excited to report I am back in the game after a long pause to heal a broken hand Aching for a trip to Cornwall very soon And naturally not a day goes by that I don’t find an interesting travel article, and one I cannot resist to share. Val d’Aran, a town in the Pyrenees {here} which stands on its own right even while part of France and/or Spain. What are you up to on this Sunday?

Film Location in Travel – France

The tricks and traits of filmmaking – is when a town location on camera is really more of multiple sites. Example: Hallmark’s Moriah’s Lighthouse – which caught my attention last night, while aiming to find a film I could actually escape from all things too real. Filming Locations (3). Ploumanac’h Lighthouse, Perros-Guirec, France (location). Hotel Castel Beau Site, Brittany, France (location). This is how I normally add destinations in my travel journal of places I need to see: First stop: the Lighthouse in Perros-Guirec, France The Boutique hotel: Castel Beau Site And finally a list of Beautiful Villages of France …where I plan to be immersed for a few months.

Travel Series – Reinstated

When I initially started this blog, it was simply to share all things travel. However, as we all know, 2020 put an unpredictable pause on the best form of escapism mankind has ever known. Fast forward to the present, and I am happy to report that the RS&S travel series is back, not just due to popular demand, but also to keep my head in the clouds while I navigate through some challenging times. Here’s how I escape during a distressing situation: Exploring the small villages perched along the shores of the Greek islands. Discovering Ireland one castle at a time Spending hours in a Parisian cafe with breathtaking views Paying homage to Piazza Navona (Rome) for inspiring me to write my first novel Switzerland…need I say more How do you escape?