Andalusia and the Flamenco

Certain types of music and dance become associated with countries. Spain is no exception as one’s mind immediately hears the guitarist and sees the brightly dressed female dancer, her feet pounding a staccato beat and fingers clicking castanets. It’s the flamenco. But what exactly is the flamenco? The flamenco as we know it has only [...]

Tulip Time

The Perfect Time to Visit Holland One of the most spectacular spring holidays one can take is a trip to the Netherlands when the tulips are blooming. There are many towns and gardens around the world that also have vast displays of tulips and/or tulip "festivals" – for example Ottawa, Canada or Holland, Michigan – [...]

White Houses, Witches, and the War

St.Peter Port and Guernsey If you have ever read the novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Anne Schaffer and Annie Barrows, you will be intrigued by this delightful book and by the thought of visiting its setting, Guernsey. Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands lying off the coast [...]