North Carolina, Travel

Southport Water Tours

On a whim, we decided to take the short 45 minute or so drive to Southport, NC. We had lunch at Fishy Fishy Cafe and grabbed the 3:00 pm water tour leaving next to the restaurant. The 50 minute water tour offered by Southport Water Tours is definitely worth your time and the cost of… Continue reading Southport Water Tours

Sicily, Travel

A Roman Villa in Sicily

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage, the Villa Romana del Casale is worth the short trip from the town of Piazza Armerina, Sicily (~ 3km). This ancient Roman villa or palace is known for its 40 beautiful mosaic floors. One could spend hours here exploring these decorative mosaics. This open-air museum differently should be part… Continue reading A Roman Villa in Sicily

Sicily, Travel

Caltagirone, Sicily

Garden of Caltagirone -Ceramic Image Sitting on the east slopes of Mount Etna, you will find Caltagirone, a picturesque city that is known for his ceramics. Located about 68 kilometers (about 42 miles) from Catania, Caltagirone is about 600 meters (~1900 feet) about sea level. Santa Maria del Monte Stair The Santa Maria del Monte… Continue reading Caltagirone, Sicily

South Africa, Travel

The Big Five – Africa

We are planning our next visit to Africa. This would be our 4th time. Great pictures here. Thanks for sharing. Checking out the Big 5 Five by 100 Country Trek.

100 Country Trek

In Africa, the Big Five game animals are, Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhinoceros and Cape Buffalo. We saw many of these in countries where we have travelled including, Zambia,Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa.

Young Male Lion – Kenya

Leopard – Sabi Sands ( Private Game Reserve) – Kruger

Kruger -Elephant walking towards us – We should have stayed in the Jeep.

White Rhino – Tanzania

Cape Buffalo – Kruger

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Lens-Artists #198: Light and Shadow

Some excellent photos, great ideas, and hints from a fellow blogger. Check them out!

100 Country Trek

Here are my entries for Patti’s of the Lens-Artists Photo A Week Challenge.

SHADOW Tunnel in Cartagena, Colombia.

She is happy holding with a tray of Fruit and loves being in the SHADOWS!

She is so happy enjoying her lunch with sun is so BRIGHT !

The Taj Mahal is so BRIGHT with ivory-white marble in the Indian city of Agra.

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Sicily, Travel

A Winery In Marsala, Sicily

Photo by Pixabay on One could argue that Sicily is the main wine region of Italy. The island leads Tuscany and Piemonte in wine manufacturing and avoids stereotypes about southern wine. This microcosm of Italy is real. The weather of Sicilian combined with its regional differences from sea level to the elevations seen with… Continue reading A Winery In Marsala, Sicily

Sicily, Travel

Marsala Sicily

Entrance to the Town of Marsala As the fifth largest town in Sicily, Marsala is often attributed to its wonderful wines. Few realize that the town of Marsala is worthy of a visit. The gleaming marble covered streets of this charming town along with its stately baroque style buildings makes a friendly passeggiati (evening stroll)… Continue reading Marsala Sicily

Sicily, Travel

Salt Pans of Stagnone Reserve and Mozia Island

During our time in Palermo, we decided to take a day trip to the Salt Pans in the Stagnone Reserve and the Mozia Island. We booked this tour via Viator. Our guide Michael was both a great driver and an informal guide. Salt Pans in the Stagnone Reserve Salt Pans of Stagnone Lagoon The Salt… Continue reading Salt Pans of Stagnone Reserve and Mozia Island

Sicily, Travel

A Visit to Palermo, Sicily

We are back again at visiting Europe. This time it is Sicily beginning in Palermo where we stayed in the city centre. Our first tour was of the famous opera house. We booked via GetYourGuide and then, added the backstage tour that includes going up to the rooftop. I highly recommend doing this additional tour… Continue reading A Visit to Palermo, Sicily