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red potatoes, best potato salad, holiday salads, holiday recipes

Cilantro Lime Potato Salad – delicious chunks of red potatoes mixed with an amazing, freshly made, salad dressing: olive oil, freshly squeezed lime juice, minced garlic, chopped cilantro. Healthy, gluten free recipe that will make a great side dish for any meal! [click to continue…]

baked chicken thighs and potatoes, spinach, Fall, holiday recipes, holiday dinner, Thanksgiving

Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Spinach in a creamy Parmesan Sauce – moist and tender chicken thighs smothered in a super creamy sauce. This recipe is a great choice if you’re looking for new ways to incorporate sweet potatoes into savory recipes. [click to continue…]

Flower Garden at Bed & Breakfast in Maine

flower garden at bed and breakfast in Maine

I stayed in a beautiful oceanfront bed and breakfast in Camden, Maine in August of 2016 – and I wrote a whole post about it here: the Inn at Sunrise Point. That post was already too long, so I am dedicating this separate post exclusively to the spectacular flower garden at this B&B. [click to continue…]

Oceanfront Maine Bed and Breakfast, best bed and breakfast in Maine, luxury bed and breakfast in Maine, luxury Inn in Camden, Maine

In August of this year (2016), I’ve spent 4 amazing days in Maine. Last time I was in Maine was about 15 years ago so I was excited to be back! Without exaggeration, the biggest highlight of my trip was staying in absolutely the best Bed & Breakfast in Maine – Inn at Sunrise Point, in Camden, Maine (or, technically, Lincolnville, Maine)! As you can see in the first couple of photos, it is truly an oceanfront property.   And,  as the name of the place suggests, it’s a great place to watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets!  Some people were staying at this inn specifically to watch meteor showers too! [click to continue…]

Whale Watching in Nova Scotia

Brier Island in the Bay of Fundy in Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada

In August of this year, I had one of the most amazing wild life experiences of my life. I went whale watching in Nova Scotia, Canada, and was lucky to witness multiple humpback whales playing, flipping their tails, spraying water, making noises, jumping out of the water, right in front of my eyes.  I especially could not believe my luck to witness whales breaching several times on my first whale watching trip ever! [click to continue…]

Tulips of Switzerland

Lake Geneva, the Alps, flowers, tulips

I was in Montreux, Switzerland in April 2016 and wrote a post about it: 10 Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. I was so impressed with how colorful Montreux was with flowers, I am dedicating a whole post to share the best photos I took. There were especially many tulips, of all different kinds and colors!  Enjoy the photos! [click to continue…]

at the foot of the Alps, between Montreux and Villeneuve, Switzerland

Beautiful Montreux, Switzerland – I was there for 3 days in April of this year (2016). It’s a relatively small town, but there is so much to do and so much to see any time of the year, 3 days were clearly not enough. Here is my top 10 quick and easy things to do in or in the immediate vicinity of Montreux, Switzerland. [click to continue…]

Palace of Versailles: Interior Apartments
I’ve already posted 2 photo essays about Versailles: one about The Palace of Versailles Architecture and another one about the Gardens of Versailles.  In this post, I am sharing just a few photos of the Interior Apartments at the Palace of Versailles. The Palace has an enormous number of rooms, so my photos are just a small glimpse into this impressive estate. [click to continue…]

The Gardens of Versailles

My today’s post, The Gardens of Versailles, is part 2 of my blog series about Versailles in France (make sure to check out part 1: The Palace of Versailles Architecture and part 3: the Interior Apartments of the Palace of Versailles).

I went to Versailles in April 2016, and this is the photo essay of my visit.  Because I was there in April, it was still early in the season, and the gardens were not in full bloom.  It was still really beautiful, and April is a great time to visit, but do keep in mind that the gardens in April are not yet in their full glory, even though the fountains are working, and the trees and the hedges are fully trimmed to uniform shapes.  Keep scrolling and looking at the photos to know what to expect in Versailles in the Spring. [click to continue…]

Palace of Versailles: Outside

Welcome to the Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles), the home of the French royalty in the 17th and 18th centuries!   It’s only 12 miles away from the center of Paris, and is a “must see” place for any tourist.  The palace is so huge that I decided to dedicate 3 blog posts to it. The 1st post (the one you’re reading right now) is about what the Palace’s architecture looks like on the outside. The 2nd post is about the Gardens of Versailles, and the 3rd post is about the Interior Apartments of the Palace of Versailles.   [click to continue…]

Beautiful Eze Village in Southern France

My dream of visiting France has finally come true. After LOTS and LOTS of planning, my husband and I have finally traveled to Europe in April of this year (2016). It was my first time travelling to Europe ever, and I fell in love even more with our beautiful planet! I documented pretty much everything we saw and plan to share my photos and travel tips on this blog, starting with this very first travel blog post about a gorgeous hilltop medieval village of Eze in the south of France, between Monaco and Nice. [click to continue…]