medieval bridge

Minho “heart and soul” in Ponte de Lima, Portugal

The Lima valley, in Portugal's northern Minho region, with its ancient towns and Romanesque churches, takes a traveler on a meandering route from the...
Dinner table

In Central Asia, sit down to dinner, Uzbek style

In Uzbekistan, my travel companions and I were welcomed to the table three times a day, and very often to a spread of Uzbek...


Cookies and milk

In Porto, Portugal, a world of flavor from our pandemic kitchen

Over the past many months, as Tom and I have reminisced about our travels, rather than actually traveling, food memories—and food making—were a constant...
Masked health workers in front of mural honoring pandemic responders

In Porto, Portugal: our year in place

When, at the beginning of February 2020, Tom and I marked 10 years of Anita’s Feast with what at the time seemed to be...


Genus Bonanaie

Genius! Bologna’s Genus Bononiae

In a city known for magnificent architecture, Bologna’s Genus Bononiae: Museums in the City takes renovation and re-purposing of historic buildings for public use...
42nd street

Architectural icons of New York’s 42nd Street

42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan is home to some of New York's best known buildings. Anita and I recently spent three hours exploring the...
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