FAVE FIVE | SAINT-MALO [the best is free]

FAVE FIVE | SAINT-MALO [the best is free]

I’ve often been asked, “What is your favorite place in the world?” and in all my years of travel, I never had an answer. Until now. My favorite place in the world is Saint-Malo, a town in Brittany, on the northwest coast of France. (more…)
TANGIER | FAVE FIVE

TANGIER | FAVE FIVE

Tangier. My fave five. (You can get the mother lode of things to do in any guidebook—these are my personal favorites.) 1. LE SALON BLEU Rue de la Kasbah (entrance at 71 rue Amrah) From the rooftop terrace of Le Salon Bleu (photo at top) is the stunning view over…
TANGIER: Dar Nour Guesthouse

TANGIER: Dar Nour Guesthouse

After rockin’ the Kasbah to find it, I opened the door into the charming Dar Nour Guesthouse. The “House of Light” is actually five houses connected by passageways and flights of stairs leading to its seven guest rooms and the rooftop terraces that overlook the Bay of Tangier on one…
TANGIER | Rockin’ the Kasbah

TANGIER | Rockin’ the Kasbah

I was in Spain, a mere hop, skip, and a jump from Tangier. That was a temptation I couldn’t resist. So I hopped the bus to Tarifa, skipped down to the port, and jumped onto the ferry, crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, to Africa. (more…)
STYLE MOMENT | Tangier

STYLE MOMENT | Tangier

“Tangier is one of the few places left in the world where, so long as you don’t proceed to robbery, violence, or some form of crude, antisocial behavior, you can do exactly what you want.” -William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) American novelist, essayist, social critic, and painter
INDIA | The Land of Dreams and Romance

INDIA | The Land of Dreams and Romance

In 1896, at age 60, Mark Twain traveled throughout India for three months.  As I read his words, I saw my photographs of India… “This is indeed India; the land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendor and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine…
REYKJAVIK | About Those Sweaters

REYKJAVIK | About Those Sweaters

This sweater is iconic in Iceland. When I visited Iceland, I couldn’t wait to find out the ancient origins of the famous knitted patterns. I imagined that the traditional craft had been handed down from generation to generation, like a family heirloom. I was in for a surprise. Almost immediately,…
BOOK | Paris Views | Gail Albert Halaban

BOOK | Paris Views | Gail Albert Halaban

One of my guilty pleasures in my travels around the world is peering into the windows of homes.  Not in a creepy way, mind you.  I’m just fascinated to see the way that people live. (Think Hitchcock’s film, “Rear Window.”) New York photographer, Gail Albert Hallaban, has used this theme…