The lady on the plane
I make my way to seat 8 J on a new Boeing 788 from Buenos Aires to Dallas. Row 8 is all bulkhead seats. Mine is an...
Lucca
The city of Lucca is located in Northern Tuscany. Although it is surrounded by the lovely Tuscan hills, it is...
My Jersey – part II
This is part II of a memoir of the time we spent in Jersey, Channel Islands. This beautiful island is a hop,a skip and...
My Jersey – Part I
Jersey was a place I hardly knew anything about until my husband had to go there for work with me in tow. I didn’t...
10 things to do in Buenos Aires
You’re in Buenos Aires now. Linger over coffee after your meal. There’s no rush. The waiter is not going to...
What to see in Volterra, Tuscany
Volterra. Velathri. Volaterrae. The area has appealed to settlers since the Neolithic Age for its advantageous location...
Things to do in London: The Monument, Borough...
Borough Market, food heaven! There has been a food market in the area since the 11th century. Nowadays, traders sell...
Fantastic Florence
We visited Florence on a Sunday in April. We drove from our agriturismo in the countryside. Thankfully, traffic was...
7 things to do in Chicago
Chicago offers a wide variety of things to do and places to visit, from museums to famous ball parks. I put together a...
Chicago travel tips
Chicago has become my favourite US city. It has stiff competition from San Francisco and New York but the scales tip...
Salem and the witches
The Salem witches are gone without a trace.   Years ago, I read a book called A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story...
Highlights of St. Alban’s Cathedral in...
“If you think about it, these cathedrals and castles are a lot older than my own country!” This was my...
The good ol’ English breakfast
It’s a well-known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It provides the energy you need to start...
The Natural History Museum of London
Who can resist dinosaurs? Not me. The Natural History Museum of London is the best place to see them. Dippy, the 105...
Secrets of the V&A Museum
The V&A (Victoria and Albert) Museum is part of Prince Albert’s legacy. His, and the museum’s, aim was...
Discovering London: Kensington and Knightsbridge
It doesn’t matter how well you think you know a city, there are always new aspects of it to discover. I recently took...
Istanbul street scenes
Allow me show you the street scenesI saw through my lens around Istanbul.            ...
An afternoon in Siena
The brightly coloured prints lure me into the shop. The handmade postcards, cards and scrolls hark back to a past era....
Genoa, our gateway to Italy
My impressions of Genoa in pictures