USA

Greenwich Village Food Tour

Italian Food in NYC – A Greenwich Village Food Tour

The last time I ate Italian food in New York I was taken to a tourist joint just off Times Square, which felt a little bit like walking onto a replica set of the Godfather. Diners were sat with red-checked waxy napkins tucked into their collars, twirling and forking colossal mounds of tomato drenched spaghetti and fist-sized meatballs into their mouths. As I sat down and donned… Read more →

Every wanted to taste authentic Italian food in New York City? Then take a greenwich village food tour - where we went and what we ate, in pictures.... Read more →
Lake Austin Spa Resort Kickstart Fitness

How to Kickstart Fitness Without Sacrificing Happiness

Looking to kickstart fitness in the New Year…or any time of year? After decades of having ‘get fit’ on my New Year’s Resolution List, I’ve finally found a way to kickstart a new fitness regime without sacrificing happiness.    I can’t recall which of my 38 years was the first year that ‘get fit’ made it onto my New Year’s Resolutions list, but… Read more →

Looking to kickstart fitness? After decades of trying, I've found a way to kickstart a new fitness regime in just a few days without sacrificing happiness.... Read more →
Pictures of sunsets

2014: My Year Told In Pictures of Sunsets

As the sun (almost) sets on 2014 I’m so happy to be sitting here writing these words: “I’ve had an amazing year of travel”. They’re the kind of words that can make people want to push your smug little face into the dirt, but I hope you’ll forgive my boasting because my amazing year of travel came directly off the… Read more →

With over 50 countries visited, I see a lot of sunsets and yet they still manage to inspire me. Here's my 2014 travels shown in pictures of sunsets.... Read more →
Best Things To Do in Washington DC

Best Things To Do in Washington DC in 3 Days

My first trip to Washington DC was a bit of a write-off. Arriving in the Capital from New York in July, the first thing that hit me was the humidity. I consequently spent the first day shopping for clothes befitting a tropical island in the Pacific, my second day I hid out in a bar that was deliciously cool, had… Read more →

Wondering what are the best things to do in Washington DC? Plan your trip with this 3 day itinerary including hotel and food recommendations.... Read more →
Visit Nasa

The Ultimate Travel Destination: Space and Beyond

I’ve recently become a little obsessed with a different kind of travel: space travel. As a child and teenager, science used to bore me. I thought it was a subject for boys (feminism came to me a bit later) and I just didn’t get it. However, in the past year, I’ve come to re-assess that view as science has shot way… Read more →

Space is surely the ultimate travel destination but until we mere mortals can get there, I decided to visit Nasa and a few other stops on a US Space Odyssey... Read more →
How To Make sausages

How to Make Sausages from Scratch

Feeling adventurous? Want to learn how to make sausages from scratch? And not only that, want to learn how to make some fairly healthy-sausages? Then I have a little treat for you! I recently spent a few days at Lake Austin Spa Resort (more coming on that soon) and while I was there, I attended a cooking demonstration where one… Read more →

Whether you want to know how to make sausages from scratch for Thanksgiving, Christmas or just a weekend treat, here's a simple, tasty and healthy recipe!... Read more →
where to eat in New Orleans

What & Where to Eat in New Orleans: An Itinerary

Want to know what and where to eat in New Orleans? From fancy lunches complete with 25¢ martinis (yep, you heard me right) to the best breakfast in New Orleans (hint: beignets) – brunches, lunches, dinners and cocktails, I spent a week expanding my waistline in the Big Easy to bring you this 7-day itinerary of what and where to eat in… Read more →

Want to know what and where to eat in New Orleans? From 25 cent martinis to the best gumbo, jambalaya, po' boys and brunch, here's a 7-day eating itinerary.... Read more →