France’s Loire Valley captured my imagination early on. When I was a child, I found a book at my local library called Châteaux of the Loire Valley. I was transfixed by the images of stately castles with their turrets and intricate facades. I had seen castles like this in my […]
I watched the news of the Paris terrorist attacks unfold from my apartment in the Marais with a mix of sadness, horror and disgust. It’s a cliché to say it but I’ve never felt so much like it could have been me. Just that morning my mom and I ate breakfast […]
I’ve always loved visiting castles and palaces. For me, getting lost in the history, the intrigue and the lives of those who once lived there is the ultimate escape. Writing about the 20 most visited castles and palaces in the world, which range from a palace in Istanbul to fairytale-like Neuschwanstein […]
When my mom visited me in Paris in April she told me she’d always wanted to visit The Palace of Fontainebleau. I knew there was a fancy hotel in Miami by the same name, but a palace about 50 minutes outside of Paris not so much.