THREE NIGHTS IN THE PORTUGUESE PARADISE OF FUNCHAL, MADEIRA

(All photos by the author. Click on them to enlarge them and to read the captions, and use your arrows to scroll forward and reverse. I did not switch to a Portuguese keyboard so the text lacks proper accents and diacritical marks). Friends who had visited the Portuguese island of Madeira had raved about it…

NORTHERN ITALY: MILAN, GENOA, & STRESA SEPTEMBER 11-21, 2016

(Click on the photos to enlarge them and read the captions, then use the forward arrow to scroll through the others in each series). The rise of the dollar against the euro has made travel to Europe somewhat reasonable again. And who doesn’t love Italy? I had traveled extensively there a dozen times including leading…