Piazza XX Settembre, Fano, Italy

Our Easter Holiday in Fano, Italy

Over this past Easter holiday, we spent 10 days visiting my husband’s side of the family in Fano, Italy, a charming seaside town on the Adriatic coast in the Marche region of central Italy. Marche – located between Emilia-Romagna to the north and Abruzzo to the south – is renown for its picturesque, hilly countryside and…

View of Granada from the Alhambra

Our City Break in Granada, Spain

Last May, we visited Granada, a wonderful place for a city break located in the vibrant region of Andalusia in southern Spain. The region was under Moorish rule from the 8th to 15th centuries, and Granada is known for its well-preserved examples of architecture dating back to that period – in particular its UNESCO World…

Buildings in Old Town Square Prague

Snapshots from Prague

In early March, we traveled to Prague for a long weekend staying at the Four Seasons within a short walk of many of the city’s attractions. Prague is a stunning city to explore by foot and admire the architecture spanning over eight centuries of history. Since the city didn’t suffer large-scale destruction during World War II,…

La Jolla Cove, San Diego

Snapshots from San Diego, CA #1

San Diego has always been my family’s U.S. “home base” since we moved away from my hometown to Saudi Arabia when I was young. We returned at least once a year, often for a few weeks at a time, and eventually I moved back to San Diego for university. I met my future husband during…

Fano Beach Adriatic Sea

Snapshots from Fano, Italy #1

A year after his first dip in the Adriatic Sea, sitting on my lap and splashing the water around him, Little T returned to the beach at Fano a flurry of activity, running along the shore, filling up his water pail, shoveling sand and venturing out into the shallow water to practice swimming. Our week…