Eye see you at the Sanderson London's Long Bar

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Sanderson London and a Stylish Boutique Hotel Stay

I hadn’t expected Judy Garland to appear at an Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea in central London, but here she was. Well, the memory of her, anyway. As I opened a child’s jewellery box to reveal sugar cubes inside a tiny ballerina started turning to the sounds of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. I’d alreadyRead More

Rumpus Room Bar Mondrian London with view of St Pauls

Mondrian London, the Luxury London Boutique Hotel with a View

I’ll never forget the first time I walked into a Morgans Hotel lobby. It was the late ‘90s in New York, my friend was staying at Paramount, and when I went to meet him I just thought ‘wow’. I’ll admit I wasn’t particularly well travelled at that time but I’d never seen anything like it.Read More

Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Eurail Pass Travels, Seeing Germany by Train with Rail Europe

As regular readers know, I’m a big fan of train travel. So when I was considering how to get from Basel to Berlin on my latest European adventures I decided to go train rather than plane. Sure, flying would have been faster, but it wouldn’t have given me the chance to see the German countryside going byRead More

Castle Island, Lough Key, Ireland on a LeBoat holiday

Beginner’s Self Drive Le Boat Holiday in Ireland 

“This is like a scene out of Disney’s Jungle Cruise!” Captain Zac was right. As we gently cruised along a narrow stretch of inky water surrounded by lush vegetation that was so very very green it almost looked fake, it did feel like we were on a Disney ride. Or perhaps in a Disney film.Read More

Top travel apps for planning and enjoying a trip

Twelve Great Travel Apps To Pack in Your Phone 

From planning your trip to making life easy in a strange land, having the right travel apps in your phone can have a big impact on your holiday experience. Here are a dozen that help make me an appy traveller. GoEuro  Comparing flights between cities is easy online. Comparing rail, bus and air transport optionsRead More

Pokemon Go Travelling in Burgundy

Why This Travel Blogger Loves Pokemon Go

It started with an unexpected spare ten minutes and a glass of wine. I’d heard all the fuss about the game, and had been firmly in the ‘I don’t get it’ camp. I remember walking down a gorgeous street in Basel under a full moon and judging two people for having their face in theirRead 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