Russia – Romance, Romanoff’s & Rasputin

I have to say that Russia absolutely blew my mind. The city of St. Petersburg is home to some of the most beautiful and opulent palaces I have ever seen and all of it is steeped in a fascinating history. St. Petersburg was Russia’s capital from 1713 to 1918; the capital is now Moscow. If travelling to Russia you […]

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Making Souvenirs Meaningful

We all love to buy a little something when we travel. Something to remind us of the places we have been and the amazing memories we have made. It can be something big or small, something that you wear, or admire on a shelf or mantle, or it can be something you use in everyday […]

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World Environment Day

If you haven’t heard, today is World Environment Day. I thought long and hard about what to post and rather than a never-ending monologue about the current state of the planet and what we can and should do about, I will simply say this… Please take 1 minute today, just 1 minute to think about […]

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Travel Vaccines: As Painless as Possible

As I leave the travel clinic I am acutely aware of the mild throbbing in both of my arms. I think with wonder how cool it is that my body is currently learning how to fend off both Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis, all from a few little needles. For those of you who are like […]

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Anthony Bourdain: Master of Travel & Food

I heard the news today. Anthony Bourdain is dead. I felt an overwhelming sadness when I heard this, not because I knew him, in fact we had never met, but because he left this world too soon. I first heard of Anthony Bourdain when a friend of mine showed me his TV show – The […]

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