London’s Courtauld Gallery is a treasure within a treasure
Arts & Culture / Destinations / England / Europe / Experiences

London’s Courtauld Gallery is a treasure within a treasure

I was more than content to admire masterpiece after masterpiece displayed in The Courtauld Gallery, a small, university museum on London’s Museum Mile. Then, cued by the upward gaze of another visitor, I glanced—then gawked—at the lavishly augmented and painted ceiling. The Courtauld Gallery is housed in Somerset House, designed by Sir William Chambers, built … Continue reading

The Land Whisperer: Walking through Irish history in The Burren
Destinations / Europe / Experiences / Hikes & walks / Ireland

The Land Whisperer: Walking through Irish history in The Burren

“Where are we?” asked Shane Connolly. I glanced around the small parking pullout, with ledges descending to Galway Bay on one side and a hill rising on the other. There was no “You Are Here” marker in sight. Shane reeled off the answer, the words flowing together and punctuated by a thick brogue. “The town … Continue reading