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.

Five Days in Cartagena, Colombia

Five Days in Cartagena, Colombia

The Caribbean laps at your feet, salsa music plays in your ears and you’re wearing a Panama hat you just bought from a man selling them on the street…you know you’ve found yourself in the Colombian jewel that is Cartagena. Having the luxury to spend […]

Val Thorens Ski Holiday

Val Thorens Ski Holiday

There’s nothing like cold crisp air to make you feel alive. Even it you don’t ski often or well, you still feel healthy on a Val Thorens Ski Holiday, even after eating tons of tartiflette and cheese fondue. It’s clomping through snow and all the […]

One Day in Philadelphia

One Day in Philadelphia

With all the snow and cold this year, the Cypriot and I had one day in Philadelphia to shop, eat and drink. We spent that one day in Philadelphia’s Old City, the 18th C historic section of downtown, that is considered the birthplace of the […]

London Farmers Markets for Christmas and beyond, because I love them!

London Farmers Markets for Christmas and beyond, because I love them!

Who needs to travel to enjoy a Christmas market? There are plenty in London. I love my local South Kensington market and wanted to make sure it got a little plug this holiday season! Below you can learn more about the London Farmer’s Markets in […]

Easy Day Trips from Paris: Château Vaux-Le-Vicomte

Easy Day Trips from Paris: Château Vaux-Le-Vicomte

You arrive in the village of Maincy, turn down a long tree-lined avenue, and find yourself in the parking lot of le château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte. Entering through the gift shop, you really have no idea the wonders to come. Another easy day trip from Paris […]

Easy Day trips from Paris: Le Petit Trianon Versailles

Easy Day trips from Paris: Le Petit Trianon Versailles

For those who follow the oeuvre of Mel Brooks, it will be obvious what I mean when I say, “It’s good to be the King.” For those not acquainted with the comic’s masterpiece, A History of the World, Part I, you will find Mr. Brooks […]