Viki Henrich, Adlon Kempinski Berlin Lady in Red

Viki Hennrich, Adlon Kempinski Lady in Red: Ten Questions

The Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin is one of those legendary hotels with an incredible history, and is where everyone from emperors and kings and queens, to movie stars and Albert Einstein chose to stay. The hotel where Greta Garbo first uttered the words I Want To Be Alone as she filmed Grand Hotel survivedRead More

View of Cannes from the five star luxury hotel La Grand Hotel, Cannes,

Le Grand Hotel Cannes, the Small Luxury Hotel on La Croisette

On the catwalk of Cannes that is La Croisette there are designer stores, luxury hotels, beach bars and restaurants where people watching is definitely on the menu. There is also a very long, very green lawn. Which seems so decadent when space is at such a premium on the hottest strip in this glamorous seasideRead More

Samsonite Mooval handbag on Star Flyer in the Ligurian sea

Crossing Countries: How to Plan a Trip to Multiple Destinations 

Some trips are bigger than others. As someone who is in the midst of a six month trip taking in multiple countries I know how exciting it can be to have so many places to go and things to see. I also know how much of a head spin planning a trip like that canRead More

Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography Audio Book

Why Audio Books Rock and How You Can Get a Great One for Free

Free audio books! Now that’s music (or, um, words) to my audio book listening ears. I’ll confess as a lover of real, hold them in your hand books I was a bit slow coming around to audio books. Then I put one in my phone and fell in love with the way I can listenRead More

My old and new Samsonite luggage in countryside Australia before the big trip

Travelling with Two Bags Vs One: A Luggage Tale

You know those “how to travel around the world for three years with carry on luggage only” stories? This is so not one of those. This post is all about what it’s like to travel with two medium checked in cases plus one carry on plus a large handbag from a small town in AustraliaRead More

Zurich city

Why I Love Drinking Water Out of Fountains in Zurich

The first time you see someone lean into a decorative fountain in Zurich, open their mouth and drink the water straight from the statue of a fish or some other creature, it’s a strange sight. You may think they’re risking a very upset stomach with such a move, but there’s no need for concern asRead More

Historic Nyhavn in Copenhagen, where Canal Boat tours start and end

I Love Copenhagen in The Spring Time

The sun is out. The cherry blossoms are out. And the people are most definitely out. As we walk along the water’s edge there are groups of friends happily sprawled on the grass, some with picnic blankets and drinks, others just feeling the grass beneath them with their smiling faces to the sun. The localRead More

Switzerland by Train, image courtesy RailEurope

Relaxing on The Rails: Loving Train Travel in Europe

As much as I love to travel there are some things I don’t love. Airport security queues and the old liquids and laptops out of bags, everything out of pockets and shoes off routine are up there on the list; worrying whether my bags are the right weight and how much it will cost ifRead More

Spirit of the Outback train sleeper bed

All Aboard the Spirit of the Outback Train to Longreach

Butterflies, dragonflies, cockatoos, and hawks fly outside my widow while kangaroos hop into the distance and cows and calves lazily raise their heads to watch us go by. Then she appears. A Brahman cow has been startled by the train and with us on one side and a fence on the other she has nowhereRead More

Road Trip Outback Queensland

Road Trip Tips: What You Need to Know Before Renting a Car or RV

Road trips rock. There’s something really special about getting together with friends or family and hitting the road together to explore somewhere new. Stopping in little towns, chatting to the locals, seeing new things and trying new foods along the way. I’ve had some wonderful, memorable road trips with friends in the USA, Europe andRead More