Staying in an Aristocrat’s Palace in Poland

In Poland’s ‘Old Town’, leading away from the market square, is The Grand Hotel – tucked away on a cobblestone street. When it first opened, it was the most luxurious hotel in town. I write about its 65 antique-filled rooms as I notice how many Polish films and series are making an appearance on American streaming services, and reflect on this specific hotel’s majesty and beauty. After all – it was once home to a Polish aristocrat! Enjoy.

5 Must-try German Desserts!

Something you may not know about German culture is their love for their desserts! From Bee Sting Cake to Red Berry Pudding to Quark Pastries with Plum Butter – I give you the top 5 German Desserts to try (or to try make!)

Peeking Through Glass at Ancient Deities

Did you know that every Egyptian household had a deity it worshipped? Over hundreds of tiny statues of limestone and alabaster have been unearthed over the centuries, each with significant power and meaning. Any problem could be solved by prayer to a deity. Gaze through the glass with me while I explore some…Cairo’s Egyptian Museum of Antiquities provides a haunting backdrop into the religion of a bygone era.

A Glimpse at Queen Nefertari

Access to Nefertari’s Tomb is highly exclusive and monitored. This secluded spot in the Valley of the Queens is famous for housing the mummy of the first of The Great Royal Wives of Ramses the Great. Click for more

Virtual Valentines With A Female Pharaoh

First female ruler of ancient Egypt to reign as a male, with the full authority of a male, was Hatshepsut. Likened to Cleopatra who would rule 14 centuries later, Hatshepsut was only the 3rd woman to become Pharaoh in over 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. She wanted to be depicted as a male in many sculptures and images and she was most well-known for extending Egyptian trade and ambitious building projects. Happy Valentine’s Day! More on my blog today!

Ghost walk in….Austin

I recently did a ghost tour with Haunted ATX…we went to some of the most haunted spots in Austin – check it out! 

The Elms Mansion, Newport

The Elms was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of Philadelphia and New York. Mr. Berwind made his fortune in the coal industry.

A Chocolate Recipe!

I write about La Maison Du Chocolat and other chocolatey adventures in NYC! PLUS a chocolate recipe you can try at home!