We toured the Smoky Mountains Park for two days, primarily visiting Cades Cove and Clingmans Dome that we missed last year due to extreme high wind that forced the Park Service to close these two areas. The fall colors were almost all gone but we […]
We toured the entire Blue Ridge Parkway from Waynesboro, Virginia to Oconaluftee, North Carolina in three days after tour of Skyline Drive. We had a very good day on the first day and viewed and photographed some nice fall color scenes (whatever was left as […]
We took a week-long trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park via Skyline Drive of Shenandoah National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway last week. Skyline Drive still had lots of beautiful autumn colors – we spent whole day driving from Front Royal, the Northern […]
We have visited all three covered bridges, namely, Utica, Loys Station and Roddy Road, in Frederick County previously. The best time to visit is in the fall when the surrounded trees turn the colors. We took a leisure drive two days ago to enjoy the […]
I took a day trip to Shenandoah National Park yesterday. The fall colors along the Skyline Drive were brilliant. However, the colors on some of the distant mountains have not fully developed yet – may be another week.
I took a morning walk at the Maryland side of the Great Falls and the tow path of C&O Canal yesterday. The air was cool but fresh and the autumn colors were brilliant.
Our last tour during the recent “Tastes of Tuscany” trip was the visit of Leonardo Da Vinci birthplace and museum in town of Vinci. Da Vinci was born 4/16/1452 in Anchiano and died on 5/2/1519 in Cloux, France. He was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, […]
Lucca is one of Tuscany’s most beloved artistic cities, with nicknamed the town of a hundred churches on account of its incredible number of places of worship. It is the birthplace of famous composer Puccini. whose great pieces of La Boheme, Madam Butterfly that I […]
Cinque Terre means “Five Villages” located along northwest coastal area of Italy. It lies in the west of La Spezia Province, and comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part […]
We toured Siena and Florence (Firenze) on two different days. We enjoyed the cityscapes of both cities. Florence was packed with tourists everywhere we went, especially at Duomo and Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), a World Heritage Site. At the stunning Piazza del Campo of the […]