Tallinn, Estonia: Fairy-tale Charm on the Baltic Sea

May 9, 2016Estonia

I truly believe if you Google the word charm, pictures of Tallinn, Estonia will appear. The jewel of a city on the Baltic Sea is a delight, with a fairy-tale castle, sidewalk musicians and some of the most delicious chocolate anywhere. It was a bright, sunny morning as we sailed into the Tallinn harbor. After … Read More

You’ve Got Mail: Post Offices Around the World

February 17, 2016Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Monaco

“Send me a postcard, drop me a line Stating point of view. Indicate precisely what you mean to say. Yours sincerely, wasting away.” ~Paul McCartney, When I’m Sixty-Four My great-grandparents ran the post office in a small Minnesota town in the early 1900s. I never had a chance to meet them or see where they … Read More

Taking A Break: Tea & Coffee Shops Around the World

January 2, 2016China, Denmark, Estonia, France

“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” ~J.M. Barrie, The Adventures of Peter Pan Finding a special café for taking a break between sightseeing outings is a great way to discover some local flavor while getting ready for the next stop. Sometimes it’s a place that I simply … Read More