Destination Coastline: Sunsets, a Photojournal

“The sky broke … into full sunset and the water caught fire.” -Pamela H. Johnson As I type, I sit below a large canvas painting of a coastline sunset where the water reflects so much citrine color it looks as if it is on fire. I painted it several years ago, and it is myContinue reading “Destination Coastline: Sunsets, a Photojournal”

In the Light of Diamonds

About a year ago, I had the opportunity to travel with my family for Spring Break from our house in Prague, since we are American expats living abroad for a couple years. When we needed to decide where to go, we asked all sorts of friends about a good place to see, driving by car,Continue reading “In the Light of Diamonds”

Sunset over the Adriatic

When I took this photograph, I was standing with my family in the extreme south of Croatia, on the Lapad Peninsula just outside of the magnificent and near-ancient fortress city of Dubrovnik. We had heard so many amazing things about coastal Croatia that we stayed in a great little hotel right on the coast. ThisContinue reading “Sunset over the Adriatic”

Dubrovnik: Pearl of the Adriatic

Posted on August 13, 2010 “Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik and see Dubrovnik.” – George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Prize winning writer and playwright A bright star perched along the Croatian coast of the sparkling Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik looks more like the inspiration for the Disney set for Pirates of theContinue reading “Dubrovnik: Pearl of the Adriatic”

Inspiration: Croatian Sunset

“Happiness is a Swedish sunset; it is there for all, but most of us look the other way and lose it.” -Mark Twain   Last month, our family spent a week on the breathtaking Lapad peninsula jutting into the Adriatic Sea beside Dubrovnik, Croatia. I had never imagined such a place on earth existed: steep mountains colliding withContinue reading “Inspiration: Croatian Sunset”

Croatia, Dubrovnik, and other Related Travels

“Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik and find it.” -George Bernard Shaw Last week, our family of five packed our suitcases, mounted our Chica (Garmin), and followed the Winding Road to spend a week in Croatia. As it turns out, our trip meant far more than a “beach vacation”, and the placesContinue reading “Croatia, Dubrovnik, and other Related Travels”

God Bless the Winding Road

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” -Robert Frost One year ago, I would’ve never guessed I’d be where I am today. This week, our family has been vacationing for our kids’ Spring Break from school at the shore.Continue reading “God Bless the Winding Road”