Menton: “The Pearl of France”


After spending quite a bit of time in Menton when I lived on the French Riviera, I can assure you that the city lives up to its nickname "the pearl of France."  Located in France’s Côte d’Azur, Menton’s unique culture is influenced by its proximity to both Monaco (to the west) and Italy (to the east). Thanks to the region’s subtropical micro-climate, les mentonnais (inhabitants of Menton) enjoy ... Read Full Article

Valldemossa, Mallorca – an Inspirational Hideaway


Drive the 17 km of winding roads from Palma and you will reach one of the most famous villages in Mallorca – Valldemossa. At 437 meters above sea level and with a beautiful setting in a valley surrounded by mountains – the village looks like it is taken from a fairytale. Painters come here for the wonderful light, writers and musicians for the inspiration. The famous pair Frédéric Chopin and ... Read Full Article

Tenerife: Spain’s Botanic Treasure


The best-known of Spain's Canary Islands is Tenerife, its touristic fame established nearly a century ago by the British who still wait out winter at its beach resorts. Its beaches are not the best on the islands – Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura have those – but it has more variety than most other islands. The Treasures of Tenerife Spain’s highest point, the snow-capped cone of El Teide, stands ... Read Full Article

Must-See Sights in Salzburg


  Salzburg is a beautiful, baroque city located right on the Salzach River, with parks, historical sites and wonderful music venues, plus shopping and dining spots that won't put a huge hole in your pocketbook. This is the place of Mozart's youth and you will see his imprint across the town. Salzburg is also considered a world-class live music destination. In summer, it hosts the famous ... Read Full Article