If St. Paul de Vence Hôtel Le Hameau had a Euro for every time I squealed “this hotel is so cute!” the owners could plan their retirement. After driving the winding roads toward St. Paul de Vence, we parked our car in the parking lot below the hotel, walked under grapevines and past lime trees to […]
Swimming with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef is the reason I moved to Exmouth. When some Australians I met in Queenstown, New Zealand told me that Ningaloo Reef has incredible diving and that one of the most amazing things to do in Exmouth is swimming with whale sharks, how could I not pack up and […]
This is the story about the best plum and almond tart I’ve ever tried, but it’s so much more than that. It’s the story of Vera Miklas, a woman from the Czech Republic who married an Irish man from Munster Vales more than 20 years ago.
When we turned off the narrow winding roads of Grasse and through the wrought iron gate to La Bastide Saint-Antoine, I knew this was going to be a special place. We drove down the olive-tree lined path, past rose bushes and breathed a sigh of relief… an air of relaxation surrounds the Relais & Château […]
Exmouth is one of the world’s best-kept secrets. This town of 2,200 is located on the Ningaloo Coast at the westernmost tip of Australia, and setting foot here is like stepping 60 years back in time. In Exmouth, neighbors talk to each other, kids play together (like we did before cellphones) and locals are friendly […]
With its fascinating history, delicious desserts and amazing nightlife, Bucharest guarantees that you won’t be spending too much time in your hotel room. Even the most action-packed itinerary deserves a nice place to stay, though. With hundreds of options, it can be tough to choose a place to stay. Do you want to be in […]
I’m cutting it close this year with my annual round up of books I loved, but better late than never, right? Since I can remember, I’ve loved to read… at any given time, I’ve got over 50 books on my ‘to read’ list. Despite reading 1-3 books per week, I never seem to make any headway […]
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. And we all know Rudolph. But do you know Baffin, Nutti, Camus or Spike? They’re members of the Cairngorm reindeer herd in Britain’s largest national park. These lesser-known reindeer hail from the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland. Yes… you heard […]