Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill

The tiny state of Victoria is made for day trippers. In one day from Melbourne, you could drive part of the Great Ocean Road, sip sparkling wine in the Yarra Valley, hike among the wildflowers in the Dandenongs, hit the beach on the Mornington Peninsula, quaff Pinot Noir in Red Hill, or explore Australia’s gold mining history in the Goldfields. On the weekend, I did … Continue reading Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill

Venice: Home of the Masquerade

If you’re going to Venice, you’ll need to leave room in your suitcase and your wallet for a Venetian Carnivale mask (or twelve). You can buy them from street vendors but the most beautiful ones are in shops dotted around Venice. I have never seen so much beauty in one place. These small decorative porcelain masks were hanging on the door of a mask shop … Continue reading Venice: Home of the Masquerade