cashmere goats (photo from mongolia travel guide)

why cashmere when you travel….

I am the queen of carry on. I never check luggage. I easily go 6 weeks with just a rollaboard and a bag. I’m pretty demanding of my travel companions too… NO CHECKED LUGGAGE! So sometimes they need my advice……

wearing a mask...a lot

travelling internationally…here’s what it’s like (part two)

Seven nights, six cabs, four hotels and three trains. Here's what i discovered. Cabs: The biggest issue with cabs in Switzerland is how expensive they are. Granted you often get a Mercedes and they are spotless but still… when I…

air canada is flying to europe

this is what it’s like to fly internationally today

What is it like to fly these days? Internationally. No personal experience… but the next best thing. My son just returned to the UK ; I did pay for the ticket. Saturday night Hunter flew from Toronto’s Pearson Airport to…

me, always reading

seven of the best travel books

Books have always been my companion, my inspiration and my teacher. I  load up my iPad before I hit the road; always have an old fashioned paperback in my bag to read in the tub. My favorite gift to give,…

Toronto: the view from the Bisha

toronto tips…from my column in iconic concierge magazine

Ah! Toronto…. Where Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run,  over 180 languages are spoken and 25% of Hollywood movies are made.  Named the most multi-cultural city in the world by BBC  radio there are  more than 8000 restaurants…

The Grand Bazaar Istanbul

the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

I was born to shop, even when I don’t buy a thing!  The thrill is in the hunt, the journey, the adventure. And no place is more fun than the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. There are over 4000 shops in…

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