Travel Series: Biking Across Northern Italy

{Ed. Note: This is the third in a series of travel articles by Books and Vines contributor dlphcoracl. The first of the series, ‘Biking Across Belgium‘ can be seen here (part I) and here (part II), while the second of the series, ‘Biking Across Switzerland‘ can be seen here (part I) and here (part II).} Although I have visited and cycled in Italy numerous times, I was a newcomer to … Continue reading Travel Series: Biking Across Northern Italy

Travel Series: Biking Across Switzerland, Part II

{Ed. Note: This is Part II of a travel article from Books and Vines Contributor Dlphcoracl. Part I can be seen here. Note that all pictures in the article can be shown in enlarged high resolution format simply by clicking on it. A second click will bring even more resolution and enlargement.} Day 6: Bern to Gruyeres (48 miles) Today marks the transition between Swiss-German and French Switzerland and it … Continue reading Travel Series: Biking Across Switzerland, Part II

Travel Series: Biking Across Switzerland, Part I

{Ed. Note: This is Part I of a travel article from Books and Vines Contributor Dlphcoracl. Part II will be published in a few days. Note that all pictures in the article can be shown in enlarged high resolution format simply by clicking on it. A second click will bring even more resolution and enlargement.} This year’s cycling trip, Biking Across Switzerland, was in several … Continue reading Travel Series: Biking Across Switzerland, Part I

Biking Across Belgium, Part II

{Ed. Note: This is the second part of a two part article from Books and Vines contributor Dlphcorcl. As occasionally done, this article has nothing to do with books or wine, but with travel. Part One introduced readers to the concept and specifics of the trip and the first four cycling days. Part Two covers the next four cycling days, concluding with a ride into the historic medieval town … Continue reading Biking Across Belgium, Part II

Biking Across Belgium, Part I

{Ed. Note: This is an article from Books and Vines contributor Dlphcorcl. As occasionally done, this article has nothing to do with books or wine, but with travel. Part One will introduce readers to the concept and specifics of the trip and the first four cycling days, Part Two will cover the next four cycling days, concluding with a ride into the historic medieval town of … Continue reading Biking Across Belgium, Part I

A Trip to Eleuthera

{Ed. Note: As long time Books and Vines readers know, I occasionally take advantage of the ‘A Sundry of Other Things that Make Life Interesting‘ part of the tag line to write articles having nothing to do with books or wine. Often it is travel that gets highlighted, as is this case.} In March, I took the family to Eleuthera, a stunningly enchanting island in the Bahamas well worth … Continue reading A Trip to Eleuthera

A Visit to Tikal

{Ed. Note: This is not a book review, or wine review. But I did warn my dear readers that I would occasionally intersperse articles on travel and ‘a sundry’ other things!} Earlier this year I was able to take the family to a remarkable wonder of the world, that being Tikal, one of the largest urban centres of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Tikal National Park is enormous at over … Continue reading A Visit to Tikal