Wandering Venice – and Looking for the Yarn Shop

Venice, Italy, is the perfect place to be if you like to wander.  You can walk around exploring, turn down an interesting alleyway, or even get lost.  You don’t have to worry, though, because you will always be able to find your way back to where you started or where you need to be. Narrow […]

The Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris

Many cathedrals or churches, plus a popular university, bear the name, Notre Dame, but one of the oldest and arguably, the most well-known, is the cathedral in Paris, France.  The cathedral is located on the Île de la Cité, one of the two small islands in the middle of the Seine River.  Construction began over 850 years […]

From Tsukiji (fish) to Yuzawaya (yarn) – Shopping in Tokyo

Shopping is one of the most popular activities for tourists in Tokyo.  Japanese shopping can be very different than what we experience here.  Tokyo has department stores; it has some of the same name brand stores that we see here or in Europe, but there are also many differences. Tsukiji Fish Market One of the first places we […]

Chicago’s Art Institute and Discount Tickets

Whenever I travel abroad, I look for deals and discounts on tickets to museums or other attractions that I plan to visit, but I don’t always think about it here at home. When my daughter and I visited the Art Institute in Chicago on Friday, though, we did get a deal.  I’ll tell you about […]