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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.[...]

September 18th, 2010 - 1:42 pm § in 2010, Adventure, Europe

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

We clambered over limestone rocks that have made these mountains highly prized for centuries as marble quarries by Italian artisans and builders like Michelangelo. The views off the edge of the cliff across to the other Apuane peaks were literally (thanks to a touch of vertigo) breathtaking.[...]

September 2nd, 2010 - 8:37 pm § in 2010, Europe, Sun

A Bom Dia in the Algarve

What happens when Liza Minnelli, Michael Jackson, the Joker, a zombie lawyer, a cricket player and Mrs. Claus go to the Algarve? It's either the start of a bad joke or the set up for an amazing weekend with friends on the southern coast of Portugal.[...]

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 13th, 2010 - 12:08 am § in 2010, Europe

My London

London spoils residents and visitors alike with an abundance of cultural attractions, activities and other delights. See the sights but be sure to save plenty of time to hit the streets and experience what Londoners love most about their city - the parks, open air markets and of course the pubs.[...]

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.[...]

August 31st, 2009 - 6:31 pm § in 2009, Europe

A Kracking Thirtieth

Krakow was the perfect combination of beautiful, historic, charming and inexpensive. Nine friends and I spent three days exploring this enchanting city and left no pierogi (or flavored vodka) untasted.[...]

August 6th, 2009 - 10:32 pm § in 2009, Europe

Edinburgh – On the Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival, combined with the Fringe Festival which has grown up around it, is a world famous performing arts festival which showcases the best in stand up comedy, theatre, music and more. The atmosphere in Edinburgh during the festival is electric.[...]