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…

lights show where the wall once divided berlin

when the wall came tumbling down

I am in Berlin to party!  Not in night clubs but in the streets… 30 years ago the wall came tumbling down. “This November 9 is a historic day” announced anchorman Hanns Joachim Friedrich. “The GDR has announced that, starting…

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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