Like decades of civilized Londoners, as the mercury rises to an uncomfortable heat, we join our Victorian role models in looking for an escape from the city, retreating to the seaside. Even though it seems donkey rides on the foreshore and “bathing machines” have fallen out of favour, we grabbed our sunnies, sandals, and puppy … More An afternoon by the seaside: Whitstable, UK
It’s been a while since I have shared a “my favourite things” post (like my top 5 travel luxuries), so as I sit in Gatwick waiting for my lightly-delayed flight, I figured I would share a few of the items that made their way into my bag when I am out and about. 1. Bamboo … More 5 +1 travel heros: A few “must haves” for travel
While I tried to spend as much of myvacation as possible underwater, but apparently stuff exists on land as well. I know. I was surprised too. Historic placesSo much delicious food Charming night markets and lights on the water
I have gotten very good at giving myself the best birthday gifts – usually they are plane tickets somewhere new and exciting. This year, I treated myself to a Turkish delight – a few days of diving in Kaş!I dove with Nautilus Dive Centre, and had a rigorously fantastic schedule of an extensive breakfast, diving, … More Diving in Kaş: A Turkish delight!
What do you do if you have one day left of vacation, access to a van, and a flight to catch from Oslo? Andrew made a strong case for a visit to Lillehammer. This little city in Norway was made famous by a crime drama “Lilyhammer” which featured (according to the IMDB blurb) a New … More Lillehammer, Norway
While sled dogs might not be the top of everyone’s mind in the summer, if you are looking for something heartwarming while in Tromsø, a visit to Tromsø Villmarkssenter is the ticket, because YOU GET TO CUDDLE PUPPIES (but I am getting ahead of myself). Only a short drive from central Tromsø, you will arrive … More HUSKIES?! PUPPIES!?: Fluffy friends in Tromsø
Norway is blessed with some of the most pristine and remarkable wilderness I have ever seen. The best way to see the best Norway has to offer is to take a boat out onto the fjords. In my opinion, it would be an egregious error if you visited Tromsø and did not explore the arctic fjords. … More Oh my fjord! Norway at it’s most spectacular
Our destination on this Norwegian adventure was Tromsø, a little town nestled in the Arctic. A place of midnight sun, and the location of the midnight sun marathon on summer solstice. Apart from running a very long distance, this trip was a treat because Tromsø is a truly charming city. This striking city is home to … More Tromsø, Norway
We only had a few hours in Oslo, so it seems like the perfect amount of time to go to the Viking museum… and eat a hotdog. We successfully achieved these lofty goals.
Of all the places I have visited, I was most nervous to visit Rio. Rio has a reputation as a wild city – which can be the most fun but also can skew dangerous in a second. With these cautious ringing in my ears, I arrived in Rio with low expectations. However, this city really … More The magic of Rio