Window on the World

Lydia Kremer
Expanding horizons: Travel, Art, and Culture
Created 06 Aug 2021
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  • Central Coast: Life in the SLO Lane
    04 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    The subtle crispness in the morning air and the calendar tells us that Fall is finally here. If this inspires you to take a Fall road trip, the Central Coast‘s San Luis Obispo County (or SLO as locals...
  • Cortona
    26 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    If you’ve never been to Tuscany, rest assured, everything you’ve heard about it is true. And if you’ve been lucky enough to have travelled there, you know it’s true. Tuscany is a sun-kissed magical sl...
  • Anacapa Island
    21 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    As Southern Californians, let’s face it, we’re spoiled. Not only are we envied by most of the world for our weather, diverse beauty, and lifestyle, but as songwriter Randy Newman says: “we’ve got surf...
  • Awesome Autumn
    16 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    `After one of the hottest summers on record in the West, we’re all ready for the cooler weather that the autumn season ushers in. Good news: The sights and flavors of Fall are right around the corner!...
  • Quebec City
    09 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 2
    Do you long for the historic charm of Europe but don’t want to travel overseas during the pandemic? Put Quebec City on your bucket list. If you want to experience European charm and historic architect...
  • Philadelphia: Freedom Rings
    02 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    With so much talk about “freedom” these days, I have been musing about what our Founding Fathers would make of the state of our union in 2021. What would they think of the worrisome chipping away at t...
  • Sublime Sonoma
    26 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    For 25 years, my husband and I have had a disagreement about California’s best wine country experience. California has an amazing bounty of notable wine regions -- the Central Coast, Napa Valley, Mend...
  • Giethoorn: The Venice of Holland
    19 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    One of my favorite European countries is Holland, a charming and welcoming country where English is spoken widely. (Full disclosure: I admit my perspective has been colored being married to a Dutchman...
  • A Blissful Walk in a Garden
    14 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Claude Monet called his garden “his true masterpiece” which is saying a lot for the celebrated impressionist painter. For many artists before and since, gardens have long inspired creativity. But you ...
  • Travel: A Mental Health Strategy in a Time of COVID
    06 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 1
    Welcome to Window on the World — the intersection of travel, art, culture and all things that elevate our spirits (especially during the pandemic). Why travel? During the pandemic, many of us have exp...
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