Château of Vincennes on the eastern outskirts of Paris is different than most other Châteaus I visited in France. It’s more a castle than an estate, instead of gardens you’ll find a grand cathedral, and unlike any of the others
Paris offers many wonderful daytrips, but if you’re a fan of French art and the impressionism movement then a daytrip out to explore Claude Monet’s house and gardens our in Giverny France is bound to excite you. Many of Monet’s
Adding to my very long list of French European estates visited across France is the Château Vaux le Vicomte, which – if visited – should be combined with the Château de Blandy-les-Tours Castle. It’s only that they’re only a few
If you enjoy architecture and gardens and a small glimpse into how the rich and successful live, Miami has a few terrific options for you. I previously covered the Charles Deering Estate at Cutler which is already quite impressive, but
Charles Deering, a successful businessman, discovered Miami as a winter destination long before most of the other Americans did. Back in the 1890s, he already started heading south towards Saint Augustine and Miami, when the winters in Chicago became too
The Longue Vue House is a city mansion near New Orleans. I imagine most people probably prefer to visit plantations in that area, but on the way back from visiting the Destrehan Plantation I was looking for something quick in
After a cold visit to New York during Christmas and Newyears, we headed down to warm up in Florida. Straight from the airport we headed west towards Tampa Bay and stayed on a beach on Treasure Island near Saint Petersburg.