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Eating London’s Soho

Eating London’s Soho

Whilst eating my way around the square mile of Soho I got to meet some of its food heroes – the people who create the greatest food in the capital. Like a gin-infused meat pie at The London Gin Club, …

There’s More to Las Vegas than Casinos…

There’s More to Las Vegas than Casinos…

Casinos?

Ca’seen them.

Yes, the megalith casinos keep getting bigger and bigger and they will likely always be the top draw for Vegas visitors. But when you are suffering from casino fatigue, and can’t take even one minute more of …

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

There they are, on full display in front of you: George Washington’s legendary false teeth, looking more like Johnny Rotten’s. The uppers aren’t that worse for wear, but the lowers have gaps that one could drive a truck through. But …

Fresh Eyes on Curacao

Fresh Eyes on Curacao

Photo credit: SkyDive Curacao- Santa Barbara Resort

The little Dutch Caribbean island most famous for its colorful waterfront and famous blue liqueur has been busy developing an exciting new bounty of offerings.

Curacao has always been a favourite for

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water

A shaded forest with dappled sunlight dancing between the trees; a clear stream that cascades over a severe, silver rock face; a certain hush, save the occasional bird and the crunching of leaves underfoot, and there, in the middle of …

A city of swords and sieges

A city of swords and sieges

Spain’s ancient city of Toledo

Spaniards may take a relaxed mañana attitude to things like completing half-built cathedrals and scoring World Cup goals.
But when they say that access to a train closes two minutes before the departure time, they …

4 Skywalks to Scream About

4 Skywalks to Scream About

CLIFFWALK Image courtesy of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

When you think of somewhere stunning that you want to visit or a unique place you want to see, what comes to mind? How often have you thought about standing on a …

Mainlining on Madrid

Mainlining on Madrid

The ornate Palacio de Cibeles

It’s difficult to keep your mouth closed in Madrid.

Every corner reveals a building more jaw-droppingly gorgeous than the last. You admire one ridiculously ornate building in front, then turn to see an even more …

Organic Wine Tours in Penedès, Spain

Organic Wine Tours in Penedès, Spain

Albet i Noya Organic Vineyard
Albet i Noya Organic Vineyard

Almost everyone agrees: some very tasty wine comes from Spain. As a Barcelona resident with “localvore” tendencies, I mostly buy bottles from nearby Emporda, Priorat and Penedès. Of the three, Penedès is the most established …

Leopard sir, or would you rather have a lion?

Leopard sir, or would you rather have a lion?

A traffic jam of rhino

There’s an exciting moment whenever you set off on a game drive and the ranger asks what you’d like to see.
It always makes me laugh, as if this khaki-clad Dr Doolittle can conjure up …

Top Five Unmissable Wales

Top Five Unmissable Wales

Wales is a place that’s impossible to dislike. Tucked away on the west side of Britain, Wales marches to the beat of its own drum — one packed with Celtic lore, friendly faces and a unique identity all its own. …

Rocking and rolling across Africa

Rocking and rolling across Africa

Adventurers have found many ways of conquering the legendary Cape to Cairo route – by pedal bike, motorbike, battered Land Rover or fragile aircraft. But if you really want to travel this fabled journey in style, climb aboard the Rovos …

Celtic Heritage and Genealogy

Celtic Heritage and Genealogy

Tracing your cultural heritage and family genealogy is a fascinating undertaking. Family origins have an interest that goes beyond mere intellectual curiosity. We feel bound by our connections to the past, by an archetypal respect for all that has come …

Rioja Road-Trip: Visiting Spanish Wine Country

Rioja Road-Trip: Visiting Spanish Wine Country

La Rioja, Spain
La Rioja, Spain

Where’s all the hype? Where are all the people? Where’s the best-selling expat memoir called ‘My Rioja Year’ or ‘A Casa in Rioja’? While La Rioja’s wines are acclaimed around the Iberian Peninsula and internationally, there isn’t …

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