Tag Archive: View

Bellagio, Italy

  Under the northern Italian sun, sapphire water meets lush mountainside to cradle cobblestone stairways that wind between pastel-colored villas and flower-adorned windowsills. The cobbled steps climb toward cafés and gelaterie, and descend… Continue reading

Milan, Italy

  For as many times as I’ve been in Italy, I’ve somehow never made it to Milan. And when I finally decide to go, I’m told there isn’t much to see, that I… Continue reading

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro. A Cidade Maravilhosa – The Marvelous City. Skyscrapers and mountains stand against a backdrop of ocean and sky, cradling hillside favelas vibrant with song and dance. Waves crash on the beach… Continue reading

A View From the Top: Sugarloaf Mountain

  I love bread. I love bread like a squirrel loves nuts. I also love sugar. In all its forms. So it’s only natural I’d also love a place called Pão de Açúcar –… Continue reading

Winery Wandering: V. Sattui

  Ah, V. Sattui, a friendly welcome to Napa on a crisp Saturday morning. There’s an interesting contrast between this time of year and the summer, when the grounds are crowded with winery-goers befriending… Continue reading

Winery Wandering: Castello di Amorosa

    Italian Cyprus and olive trees line the winding driveway to a 13th century castello and every curve you pass on the gentle climb up affords a wider panorama of green expanse. A pale,… Continue reading

Winery Wandering: Sterling Vineyards

  Beyond Napa, the cool air of wine country breezes through Calistoga, sitting pretty in the northern hills of California’s Napa Valley. Here, we find the likes of renowned Schramsberg, lesser-known Castello di… Continue reading

Travel Theme: Perspective

Spatial relationships are a funny thing. Look at something from directly above or dead center. Now look at it from down low, up high, or off to the side, and you’ve instantly got… Continue reading

Flying High

I rarely feel more alive than when I travel. Heightened senses, increased awareness, delight in even the littlest foreign oddities. There’s something different in the air of every city I go to. It… Continue reading

Chicago, Illinois

It often feels like I’m looking upwards in Chicago. This is no wonder considering we’re in the city where the world’s first skyscraper was built. But when I say I’m looking up, I’m… Continue reading

Willis Tower

Ever seen Chicago from 1,353 feet above ground? To see the city from different perspectives, you can walk the Pedway underground, surface in the Chicago Cultural Center for interiors, pop over to Millennium… Continue reading

Big Views in Big Sur

Did you know that California is 1.41 times the size of Italy? It’s also 1.41 times the size of the Philippines. Yet I’ve published many more posts for those countries than I have… Continue reading

A View From the Top: Vatican City

The view from atop St. Peter’s Basilica isn’t an everyday sight. More precisely, it’s not every day you climb up 550 steps to reach the cupola of Basilica di San Pietro. You can… Continue reading