Destinations

You’ve decided where you want to go – now is the fun part: planning where to sleep, what to look at and how to stuff your face. Hopefully, these Essential Bits will lead you to the unmissable bits to any place you venture for the first time or the twentieth.

Exploring Trendy Nimmanhaemin Road in Chiang Mai

Exploring Trendy Nimmanhaemin Road in Chiang Mai

Jump into a tuk-tuk and all you have to do is say Nimman. The driver will transport you to one of the hippest streets in Chiang Mai. Officially the street is called Nimmanhaemin Road, but everyone just calls this trendy shopping street by its shortened […]

Beer, Frites & Fun things to do in Ghent, Belgium

Beer, Frites & Fun things to do in Ghent, Belgium

A trip to Ghent can be used as an excuse to drink your fair share of Ghent beers and devour up loads of Moules Frites Ghent & Cuberdons! I would be a fool to try and steer you away from this ritual, but I don’t […]

What To Do, See And Eat In Chambery France

What To Do, See And Eat In Chambery France

If you’re planning a trip to Chambéry, France, this post will help prepare you for what there is to see, do, eat and drink in this historically intriguing Alpine town that is often overlooked by tourists to the area. This small city of around 50,000 […]

Things To Do In Annecy, France

Things To Do In Annecy, France

Annecy, France is a small French city with a delightful old town center that is alluring and attractive for visitors, both French and foreign. Even if you only have two days, you will have time to try all the great things to do in Annecy, […]

Skiing in Morzine and Avoriaz, France

Skiing in Morzine and Avoriaz, France

I truly believe the silence is what I love about winter. Traipsing through the snow-covered hills of the Vallée de la Manche just outside the Morzine ski resort in the Savoie Mont Blanc region of France, we couldn’t hear a thing except the crunching of […]

Two days in Moscow

Two days in Moscow

Anyone versed in The Three Sisters, Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s work, knows the passion Olga and Irina have in getting to the big city. “To Moscow, To Moscow, To Moscow”…”Quickly to Moscow”…not to be there is a life “without poetry, without meaning.” What is it […]