I created this site with the hope of inspiring your next travel adventure.
My travel passions include castles, villages, hidden-gems, off-the-beaten path travel, things that are old, ancient, have the patina of age, tasting delicious food along the way, and doing it all without breaking the bank.
I’ll take you down cobbled streets and country lanes, to magical places, places of outstanding natural beauty, and places that transport you back in time.
Most of my travels are in and around Europe and the United States and I prefer the road less traveled but when inspiration strikes, nowhere is off limits!
My life started on a farm in southeast Missouri. As a young child, my father joined the Army. His first duty station was Ft. Riley Kansas, then on to Illesheim Germany. Moving to Germany, and spending my childhood as an Army dependent, turned out to be one of the best things that ever …