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March 2nd, 2015 - 4:30 pm § in 2015, Europe, Published

Going the Wild Way

Standing at the lookout point, only a flimsy wooden fence, a sheer drop and a sparkling bay separate us from the nearly vertical sheer rock face of Slieve League. [...]

January 30th, 2013 - 5:45 am § in 2012, Adventure, Americas, Asia, Europe

Water Dragons in Flight: Part I

The Year of the Dragon was a 'yang' year, described as an active and forward moving year of excitement and unpredictability. You can say that again.[...]

December 10th, 2010 - 5:09 am § in 2010, Europe

First Foray into the Baltics

The echo of high heels on cobblestones announced our arrival; it was close to midnight. Heads held high, we put on our best Eastern European smolders and approached the entrance. My confidence began to falter and I braced myself for a swift application of face-control.[...]

June 12th, 2010 - 12:02 pm § in 2010, Europe

Stocking Up on Daylight

During the summer I recommend heading north to spend a weekend in the refreshingly sunny and bright city of Stockholm. Even under cloudy skies the days last longer and the mood is lighter in this water-laced Scandinavian capital.[...]

March 4th, 2010 - 10:45 pm § in 2010, Europe, Published, Snow

Taking la Piste

A short flight from London will drop you in some of the best ski resorts in the world including these four charming Alpine towns. It's amazing how effectively gorgeous views, fresh mountain air and après-ski entertainment can dull the pain of bruises and sore muscles. [...]

December 5th, 2009 - 7:04 pm § in 2009, Europe, Published

Pretty Little Lux

Luxembourg has a lot to recommend it - it's very compact and easy to see in a weekend, there are frequent and cheap direct flights from London City airport and it has more Michelin starred restaurants per capita than anywhere else on earth.[...]