White Lions in South Africa

The Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve, located not far from East London in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa has many prides of white lions. This reserve’s lions include a breeding pride. The owners of the reserve currently keep the breeding pride enclosed in 90 hectare protected area in hopes that the lions sufficiently breed to help cover the impact that game hunters have had on the species.

Milan Cathedral

Just a short walk from the Rosa Grand Hotel in Milan, you will discover the Duomo di Milano. This cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan. Located in the main square of the City center, this church offers some of the most spectacular Gothic facades this Traveling Gal has ever seen! Work began on this magnificent architectural marvel back in the 14th Century and finished nearly 500 years later. Because I found it so spectacular, I decided to devote an entire post to its grandeur. Continue reading

The Sights and Tastes of Bologna, Italy

On my way to my pasta making workshop and scrumptious lunch at a celebrated restaurant, Cantina Bentivoglio, I strolled the green market brimming with local produce. The specialty food stores in Bologna offer an array of Modena Balsamic vinegars, Parma ham, and of course, tortellini and giant rounds of Parmesan cheese.

Devil’s Island Today

The beauty of Devil’s Island is offset by its dark history. During the 19th and 20th Century the prison housed thousands of prisoners, mainly French political exiles.

“Howl at the Moon”


This is my first stab at the Weekly Photo Challenge.  This photo was taken with my Nikon Coolpix P900 Digital Camera with 83x Optical Zoom.  Before making my purchase, the reviews claimed that taking a photo of a full moon would easily show the power of the camera.  During a recent trip to some of the U. S. National Parks, I had an opportunity to stay at a lodging within the Navajo Tribal Nation in Monument Valley, Utah.  I thought it was a good time to try out the power of the lens, utilizing the auto-focus feature and letting the camera do the work. Continue reading