San Francisco (Part 1)

San Francisco has been my home for a few months now so I am long overdue for a post! Thought I’d start with a few of the big ticket visits in the city and work from there. Firstly for a long weekend in the city, or a good kickstart to a longer visit, I’d suggest…

San Francisco – Alcatraz

Its one of the most notorious prisons in the world, one of the most famous tourist attractions in the US and seems to be at the top of the to do list for anyone who comes to San Francisco – but does Alcatraz live up to its hype? I visited on a chilly Saturday night…

The list…

As requested by a few of you, a quick list of places I have visited that I can advise on. Asia: Singapore (lived there!), Vietnam (Hanoi), Malaysia (Johor Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi), Indonesia (Bintan), Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai), India (Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur), Maldives, South Korea (Seoul), UAE (Dubai), Europe: England (London), Austria (Vienna), Monaco (Monte Carlo), Switzerland,…

Casablanca – Morocco 2012

Landed in Casablanca…. First impression of Morocco? Wow, what a mess! It’s labelled as a developing country, but it’s more like they developed something beautiful and then changed their minds about it. If you squint you can see the city’s heyday. Stunning Art Deco shapes on every wall, Arabic text etched into intricate archways and…

Central Australia

More to come on my April 2012 trip through central Australia including: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Ayres Rock and the Olgas.

Next stop – Morocco

As we near the last 2 hours of our 14 hour flight to Dubai, the lights are on and we have all finished breakfast. Really not a bad one for aeroplane food either, Emirates are good at their snacks. I’m scanning the plane and wondering where everyone is headed. To me, Dubai is more of a transit…

Time for Thailand

Thailand.. Cocktails, Massages, Pad Thai, Beaches, Pampering and a few more cocktails…bliss! The fact you are reading this tells me you are either a good friend (thankyou, love you!) or you too have the travel bug, which means you too are probably subscribed to one (or like me, ten) of those mailing lists where they…

Where I want to be this week….Mykonos

I have found that Fridays is the day I most day dream about being somewhere else…so in an effort to get more posts out there, I’m starting ‘Where I want to be this week”…. Today, I’m dreaming about Greece.. Trip Advisor got me dreaming today with their article about “the worlds top ten hotel pools”….

Miami and Florida

I have lived in Miami for 16 months now… and I feel that I have become one of “them”. One of those people who settle in to their home town and don’t explore it or it’s surrounds. Often we so easily forget the wonders we are surrounded by until someone comes to town to visit….

Bogota, Colombia

What an amazing city of contrasts! But if I must… Green. Wandering around what is the (broken) Concrete jungle of Bogota, you are never more than a few steps from a glimpse of the expansive mountains that surround this metropolis. I learnt quickly that watching the mountains instead of the traffic can be quite hazardous…

Packing

So… Its time to admit the Achilles heel to my travels… PACKING! I HATE HATE HATE it!! I just packed for my recent trip to Bogota, Colombia. A 5 day extravaganza of food, families, walking and weddings. I loved it, but that aside, so many occasions meant a serious wardrobe challenge. On top of that, I…

Finding your bargain

One of the trips I’m planning at the moment involves: a cruise, a trip to disney land, seeing a show and a visit to medieval times! I live in Miami, Florida and all of the elements of this vacation are either in or leaving from Florida. There are two of us trvalling, the second being…