Tag: castles

Video, Wine

The Loire Valley Guide

France’s vast Loire Valley is dotted with wineries, medieval villages and fairytale châteaux. Consider making Amboise or Sancerre home base. 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 […]

The grounds of Topkapi Palace in Istanbul

Get Lost in One of the World’s Most Visited Castles

For me, getting lost in the history and intrigue of castles and palaces is the ultimate escape. Writing about the 20 most visited castles and palaces in the world including Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace (pictured here) and the fairytale Neuschwanstein in Bavaria for Travel + Leisure was a dream assignment. See who […]


A Look Inside Fontainebleau

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.