bern, switzerland

my favourite things…BERN

Got to love a city named after a bear. Lucky it wasn’t a rat…when  Berthold V founded the city in 1191 he vowed to name it after the first animal he saw. It’s now the defacto capital of Switzerland. There is…

Venetian Gondolas

13 things you may not know about Venetian Gondolas

Totally touristy, totally a must when visiting Venice. Here are a few fun facts you may not know about Gondolas. -They’ve been around since at least 1094 and were the main way to get around for hundreds of years. People…

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,…

The Post Hotel, Lake Louise

6 luxurious things to do in Banff, Canada

Ah Banff…. A town, a national park, a gag from the old sitcom F-Troup and a crater on Mars. In 1885, Canada’s first Prime Minister John A Mac Donald settled the dispute of who discovered the Hot Springs and therefore…

caesara aqueduct by dana friedlander

bucket list: Israel…. 7 things to know

Tel Aviv means hill of spring. Dubbed the Mediterranean Capitol of Cool by the New York Times, it is where all international flights to Israel land. Not surprising, there are 14 km of beaches, nonstop nightlife, museums, graffiti and stands…

beijing

ten travel highlights of the last ten years

Top ten travel experience of the last ten years… no problem…this will be easy. I could not have been more wrong. Turns out this was one hell of a decade…narrowing it down incredibly challenging. After all, I went to the…

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