Traverse’s Three and Samsung Photo Competition

In July, I was invited by Traverse to participate in a photographic campaign with Three UK and Samsung Mobile using the fabulous camera on the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

I snapped this very friendly face at a restaurant in Chinatown and, no, he was not on the menu!

Only 50 influencers were invited to click photos around London or anywhere they may be in the world. The final photos were all displayed at The Herrick Gallery on Piccadilly for the public to enjoy.

It was a privilege to be one of the 50 chosen and I now can’t believe how good a phone camera can be!

August 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Don’t Miss These 3 Stunning Temples in Bangkok – Affiliate Bit

Image via Flickr by Ankur P
I work with the Intercontinental Hotel Group quite often and I have never been disappointed. When they asked me to collaborate by posting their travel guide of Temples in Bangkok on my site, I was more than happy to share.  It’s a great guide and I hope you use it when you are heading to Bangkok.
Temples play an important role for the people of Bangkok. They are much more than tourist attractions. Temple complexes are homes to the monks. They wake up at 4 a.m. to begin their duties, attend to prayers, and collect offerings from the people on the streets. This is a ritual of giving to receive a better life after this one. This part of the Buddhist philosophy […]

July 17th, 2018|Destinations|0 Comments

A luxurious stay off the beaten path in Venice

Once upon a time, the sestiere (quarter) of Canareggio was considered off the beaten path in Venice. Tourists trudged back and forth from the train station down the Strada Nova to St. Mark’s Square and back. If the masses did find themselves in this part of town, it was usually to visit the Jewish ghetto for an hour and then return back to the Rialto as quickly as they came.

The trifecta of San Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Church and Doge’s Palace do pack a punch and there is nothing bad about sitting at Florian sipping a cappuccino while an orchestra plays Volare, but how nice to make your home in one of the prettiest hotels far from the madding crowd.

Hearing the constant complaint that Venice […]

June 10th, 2018|Destinations, Italy, Venice|0 Comments

48 Hours in Nuremberg, Germany

What city actually has a sausage that is so sacred that it is protected under EU law? Nuremberg, Germany! I was spending 48 hours in Nuremberg and, of course, the goal was to sample as many of these sacred sausages as we could. Whilst in between this sausage sampling, we visited one of the most important cities in Germany.

Nuremberg, a city that was mentioned in history books in the year 1050 AD, makes the perfect weekend getaway from London. Fewer than two hours from London, a short hop on the UBAHN and you are in the walled city that brought you Albrecht Dürer, toys, eyeliner, Rotbier and Lebkucken, in addition to its sausages,

An independent state until the 19th century, Nuremberg was always at the forefront […]

May 21st, 2018|Destinations, Germany, Nuremberg|0 Comments

My Favorite Thailand Beaches

There is never a time when I don’t long to be lounging on a beach in Thailand. It really is what it looks like in photos: endless sun, inviting water, and pure, white sand. Needless to say, the food and drink are fantastic too. There is a reason people keep returning over and over again for Thailand beach vacations.

When planning, there are so many to choose from, so I thought it might be helpful if I created my own Best Bits List of Thai Beaches for you as a guide. Some of these are quite touristy and some off-the beaten track. Remember touristy is not always a bad thing – think of Venice!
THAILAND BEACHES
Koh Lanta Long Beach
One of my favorite beaches in Thailand has to […]

May 10th, 2018|Destinations, Thailand|0 Comments

Things to do in Nicosia, Cyprus

There are so many things to do in Nicosia that the city begs a visit. Known mostly for its sunny climes, gorgeous beaches, friendly folk and delicious food, the majority of tourists forgo a trip here – collecting their bags and heading directly to the beach. If you make that special effort, there are tons of things to do in Nicosia – especially the old town. It is the capital after all.

The old town of Nicosia, i.e. everything within the Renaissance Venetian walls, is thriving –  the food keeps getting better and the cocktail bars are internationally renowned. The ancient buildings lend themselves to secret trysts – what looks like a plain doorway on a nondescript building invite you into back gardens, fountains, and courtyards.

(Nicosia […]

April 28th, 2018|Cyprus, Destinations, Nicosia|4 Comments