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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo   If you haven’t seen the Pyramids, you need to go! Prices in Egypt now are quite low, and things are safe for the alert traveler.  However, it is good to be realistic. Cairo is a very crowded and much of the city can’t afford to keep the buildings, streets, or sidewalks clean. Most […]

Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle, WA

Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle, WA

  If you love colorful art glass and gardens, don’t miss the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum on your next trip to Seattle!  I have been a Chihuly fan for many years: I think his work is just fantastic, and now he has a new gallery purpose built to showcase his wildly extravagant creations: details […]

Garden of the Monsters, Bomarzo, Italy

Garden of the Monsters, Bomarzo, Italy

If you want inspiration to really go wild with your own unique garden ideas, the Garden of the Monsters is a place you should definitely visit! Known in Italian as il Sacro Bosco (Sacred Wood), or Parco di Mostri (Park of the Monsters), this totally unique and unusual garden is located just outside the hill […]

Giverney: Monet’s Home

Giverney: Monet’s Home

Just outside Paris, we spent a day at the wonderful gardens of impressionist painter Claude Monet in Giverny. This lovely spot (designed by the artist in the late 1800s) is a totally different experience from the formality of Versailles. Smaller and more intimate, in perfect relationship to the charming pink and green house, this garden […]

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Consider spending a wonderful long weekend on the Mendocino Coast: just a couple hours north of San Francisco, it is a great place for relaxing and seeing great gardens! The Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden in Fort Bragg is always the centerpiece of our visits to the coast, with so many rhododendrons, heathers in all shapes, […]