A Cultural Visit to Havana

  A few years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Cuba with an award-winning photographer on a cultural People-to-People trip. I have traveled around the world and each place has been an amazing experience, but this may have been the best yet. It was definitely a step back in time to the 1950’s. The streets of Havana are filled with … [Read more...]

A View of Cannes During the Film Festival

I had always admired the images of beautiful actresses in couture gowns on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, but never imagined I would go and see them in person. That was until I booked a last-minute cruise to the Mediterranean that featured the Cannes Film Festival.  The cruise included a film expert, who gave lectures on board and … [Read more...]

Floating in a Balloon Over Bagan

While visiting Bagan, an ancient city in Burma also known as Myanmar, I had the opportunity to photograph one of the most breathtakingly beautiful experiences of my life. I arose at 5 a.m. to meet the driver from Balloons Over Bagan, who picked us up at our hotel to take us to the site of the balloon launch. We watched with great anticipation as … [Read more...]

Breakfast with the Tigers

I had an unforgettable experience at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, when I had Breakfast with the Tigers. Advanced tickets could be purchased for the breakfast, which was offered on Saturday at 8 a.m. before the park opened.  The breakfast was hosted in the Tiger Trails Sambutan Longhouse, which has unobstructed views of the tiger enclosure.  Two … [Read more...]

Malta’s Blue Grotto a Natural Wonder

As our ship dropped anchor in Valletta, the capital of Malta, I was hopeful that our days plan to visit the Blue Grotto would come to fruition.  I had always wanted to visit the Blue Grotto in Capri and never had the opportunity. We got off the ship and purchased a ticket for a Hop On Hop Off Bus that included the Blue Grotto on its route.  This … [Read more...]