Storie come from current travel, recent trips and funny tales from my early travel days. You will occasionally see a daily rant about something that most people would dislike. Raves about new finds will not be uncommon. Don’t hesitate to comment. Comments can cause a discussion to go viral and that really is a lot of fun. Fun is the key word her. Let’s have some.

RAINIER CHERRIES

Rainier Cherry, just the name sounds special. Normally found in markets from late July to early August –  they are available now, one slight week early.  Cherries have a narrow window as it is but the Rainier Cherry is available for…

THE BUS LEFT WITHOUT ME…

Leaving from Cancun on a bus a friend and I got off for some water. We heard the bus start up and ran out to see the dust from the tires and our friends waving from the rear window. They…

TAKE A HIKE

TAKE A HIKE It is not just food and wine the French are famous for; they are a notorious walking country.   France on Foot offers the key to unraveling the puzzle of thousands of miles of foot trails that criss-cross France.  They can direct…

FRANCE’S GOLDEN HILLs

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN REAL TRAVEL ADVENTURES – (additional photos added after publication). The Cote d’Or, in Burgundy, France, literally means hills of gold, the color of the vines after they turn golden in the fall. The Cote d’Or, famous for…

DINING IN THE DARK

REVIEW FOR EPOCH TIMES Dining in the Dark in Zurich $$ By Debra Amundson, The Blind Cow Restaurant will open your eyes; you’ll be kept in the dark after that. Zurich’s Blindekuh, (Blind Cow), restaurant is staffed almost entirely by…

ARTFITTI IN THE SWISS METRO

TAKING THE STAIRS IN SWITZERLAND I was visiting my cousin Jean-Pierre and his wife Ruth in Rumlagh, Switzerland.  Looking for my next discovery I found it in the Swiss Metro.  As is my practice I always take the least traveled…

PAINTED WALLS IN PARIS

Painted Walls in Paris “Muirs Peintes” bring color to the Parisian cityscape By Debra Amundson Special to The Epoch Times Apr 26, 2007 ART NOUVEAU ENTRANCE: Architect Hector Guimard was the celebrated Nouveau genius who designed the etched glass and…