Travel Tips: Brazil

I just got back from a three-week Brazilian cruise, starting in Buenos Aires, Argentina and then traveling north along the Brazilian coast to the Amazonian city of Manaus. Along the way we stopped at Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Buzios, Salvador de Bahia, Ilhabela, Natal, Fortaleza and Santare̒m. It was a terrific trip! I’ll give some … More Travel Tips: Brazil

Money Grab Visits Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle

For fans of the Masterpiece Theatre television series Downton Abbey,nothing is more thrilling than a visit to Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England, to see the house where much of the series was filmed. As we pulled up the graveled drive, the distinctive opening notes of the Downton theme song played in my head. The Herbert family has owned … More Money Grab Visits Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle

Money Grab Visits England

July 2017 marked the 200th anniversary of the death of English writer Jane Austen (1775-1817), famous for her novels Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Persuasion. In them she focused on the daily lives of country residents in Georgian England, highlighting the social mores of the time and the immense pressure on young women to marry well, … More Money Grab Visits England