another book: a cup of culture

Looking for a last-minute Christmas present? I highly recommend the book A Cup of Culture, now available on Amazon (both paperback and Kindle versions) -- and not just because I wrote part of it! The book is a wonderful collection of essays written by expats about life in a different culture. What ties everything together is... Continue Reading →

why we travel for wine

Some people collect stamps. Some collect magnets from places they've visited. We collect wine. The best part? We also drink it, which not only helps us relive some of our travels but also keeps us from accumulating more knickknacks and other things that are bound to take up too much weight or break easily when we move.

visiting the abbaye de villers

I'd like to think that hidden gems are a specialty of mine: after years of living off the beaten path, we particularly enjoy seeing things that the average tourist won't. We are helped by the fact that we currently live in western Europe and can easily drive places that otherwise would be difficult to get to.... Continue Reading →

The beautiful ruin of the Abbaye de Villers, not far from Brussels, is the perfect setting for photography.

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