How to Plan your own Prosecco Tour in Italy

It was quite by accident that I found myself searching for a Prosecco tour in Italy. I planned to visit Venice, but I hadn’t really made the connection that this northern part of Italy is where Prosecco is from. Duh! It was just a few weeks before I flew to Venice when an email fell into my inbox … Read more

10 Things To Do In Venice Beyond The Expected

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I hated Venice the first time I visited. I felt cheated, hustled, robbed (some of Venice’s prices should be criminal) and utterly underwhelmed. I couldn’t get close to the sights thanks to the crowds and at €16 for a Bellini in Venice’s most famous cocktail bar, I’d have expected fresh peaches. I left, I vowing never … Read more

20 Puglia Foods You MUST Eat And Where To Eat Them

If you’re searching for information about Puglia food, you’re already steps ahead of most of the millions of foreign visitors who arrive in Italy each year. Just recently, strolling down a side-street in Florence I had a waiter holler at me across the street: “pizza, pasta, spaghetti”. It was as though he were enlightening me … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Best Gifts for Travelers

Best gifts for travellers

What are the best gifts for travelers? When I had a static location and endless cupboards to stash my possessions (instead of a nylon rucksack for my home), gift shopping for me was much simpler. These days, as family and friends watch me select clothes based on weight and drying speed, I can understand the trickery they … Read more

Best Things To Do in Washington DC

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My first Washington DC trip 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 … Read more

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 … Read more

What & Where to Eat in New Orleans

Want to know what and where to eat in New Orleans? From fine dining 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 and in this New Orleans food blog, I’ll … Read more

How to Spend One Day at the Grand Canyon

How to Spend One Day at the Grand Canyon

After a lot of research and one failed attempt, I finally made it to one of the world’s oldest and most iconic tourist spots – read on to find out how to spend one day at the Grand Canyon. Things To Do In One day at the Grand Canyon Ahh, the Grand Canyon. Over 3 million … Read more