Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss SLOWLY, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret ANYTHING that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
— H. Jackson Brown
Au Revoir, France
I’ve just returned from a three-week trek across France. For a sneak peek at my pictures from this year’s trip, including scenes from Bastille Day in Paris, the châteaux of the Loire Valley, the Festival d’Avignon, and the lavender fields of Provence, click here.
Travelogue for Italy, 2014
I was back in Italy once more in June 2014, taking pictures, eating gelato, and improving my tan. Since then, life has been hectic and I’ve been unusually slow in posting my annual travel journal. In the meantime, feel free to browse hundreds of photographs from my trip on Flickr.
My itinerary included a long stay in a gorgeous apartment in Florence, plus a trip to the Ligurian coast, a medieval harvest festival in San Gimignano, Corpus Domini in Rome, and Spello’s annual infiorata.
Top 10 Travel Experiences
Top 10 lists are necessarily selective. They are also intensely personal. Mine reflect my own interests and biases, but with that caveat in mind I gladly offer them here, under Travel Resources on the navigation menu—one city at a time over the next few months—in the hope that it will inspire others to visit Europe and create memories of their own.