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22 Jun

Meditations #75

There is a magic to this valley, they say, with its flowered meadows and aspen groves cut by the Roaring Fork. And those sublime snowcapped...

31 Jul

Messner’s Mountain Museums

Corones, Zaha Hadid-designed addition to Messner’s Mountain Museum Reinhold Messner, the legenday climber and prolific writer, has just...

10 Aug

The Alpina Gstaad

The Alpina Gstaad opened in this lovely alpine village in 2012.  With only 56 rooms and two chalets, a fantastic Six Sense Spa, and three sought...

8 May

A Northern Italian Jaunt

The overnight flight landed one hour early..when does that ever happen?  Normally I would have been thrilled, but I am meeting my sister this...

15 Nov


One of the most special things about Marrakech is its position..this ancient, walled city rising out of the desert is ringed with  mountains. ...

16 Mar

Ranch at Rock Creek

At home in Big Sky country…  One of the transporting qualities of The Ranch at Rock Creek is the vast collection of old photographs and artifacts...

8 Nov

Fjallnass: In the Land of 8 Seasons

There is a mountain hotel that reigns over a landscape of pure, unspoiled beauty.  It is Sweden’s oldest in the mountains, having received...

5 Oct


I have recently returned from an intriguing long weekend in Bulgaria, a country with diverse landscapes, deep history, magnificent treasures,...

26 Dec

Meditations #16

There is a Corsican saying: “If you live in Corsica, when you die and go to Paradise, you will be disappointed.” Black and green schist,...

11 Apr

Hegia – The Magic of Arnaud Daguin

  The renowned chef, Arnaud Daguin, is an inheritor of a name and a profession which he has made his own.  Born and raised in Gascogny,...

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