2020 – the beginning of not only a new year; but a new decade. As the fireworks settle over the city and transform into a new dawn, January 1 is the perfect moment to reflect on the year that was before moving into a new year of exciting challenges and changes. Continue reading “New Year. New Decade. New Life.”
Christmas in Paris is a dream. This year I finally made the dream come true. Paris is beautiful all year round, but it is magical during the festive season.
Continue reading “A Parisian Christmas”
Each Christmas it is almost a religion to check out the latest pantomime. This year it is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. While pantomimes are for all the family, sometimes the one liners are not always family appropriate.
Continue reading “It’s Panto Time in London”
If you cannot afford travel insurance, you really cannot afford to travel. We keep hearing reports of injuries and accidents overseas to tourists who have not purchased travel insurance to cover themselves. Continue reading “The most important travel accessory”
On 18 December 2019, marks the 125th anniversary of womens suffrage in Australia, more specifically South Australia who was at the forefront of giving women a voice. In 1894, South Australia was the first state in Australia to give women the right to vote – and stand for members of parliament. Continue reading “How do we ensure feminism is truly inclusive?”
Many years ago, travel used to be like a night at the opera. People dressed in their best outfits before boarding a flight to an exotic destination. Half the fun of a holiday was was the journey. Airlines were happy to welcome passengers with smiles and drinks. Every class was business class. The planes were comfortable and it was pretty much a social occasion to be seen flying. This was the golden age of travel. Continue reading “The lost art of travel”
No-one ever said travel was not scary. The thought of setting off for a country you do not know, or people you have never met, can be scary. It sparks a feeling of anxiety and uncertainty. But then you think about why you want to travel and what you want to see. That scary feeling disappears and is slowly replaced by curiosity. Continue reading “Curiosity trumps the fear of travel”