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Driving in Morocco

The Highs and Lows of Driving in Morocco

It’s an inauspicious start. No map. No SatNav. No cash – my very last dihram cleared out by the unexpected fuel charge.

No internet access to check the route. No signal on my iPhone. Just a pen, a scrap of paper and a hastily scribbled map, uneven streaks of biro connecting Moroccan towns that appeared on a picture in the hotel lobby.

Inside the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota

How The Marie Selby Gardens in Florida Will Surprise You

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota Florida: thousands of tropical plants, art, research and history Does it make sense to start talking about Florida through its flowers? Or is it too trite a cliche? The modern state of Florida, all 66 000 square miles of it, has an inextricable link with flowers. The name, … Read more

Overlooking Boston and its boutique hotels from the Skywalk Observatory

So what’s new in Boston? The old, of course!

Boutique hotels in Boston   Three Exciting Boutique Hotels Boston That Are Bringing the Past to Life   America may be known for many things but its keen sense of history isn’t always one. Not so in Boston, where the Freedom Trail highlights 16 landmarks on the road from the Tea Party to the first … Read more

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Dune bashing in the desert in Ras Al Khaimah

What You Need to Know About UAE Culture and Traditions

In the midst of the sand of the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates blend glitz and glamour with a history that stretches back for centuries. Here’s what to know about UAE culture and traditions. Understanding UAE Culture and Traditions Through one window, the horizon tilts back and forth in shades of golden rose. Through … Read more

Old San Sebastian

San Sebastian Hipster Things to Do in Spain’s Basque Country

A NEW LOOK AT SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN’S BASQUE COUNTRY San Sebastian Hipster Things To Do One of the greatest thrills that travel through Europe offers up has to be the mix of cutting edge new with achingly rustic old. Cobbled streets, peeling paintwork and flavours and fashion that stretch back through millennia connect us to … Read more

Arctic circle husky at the ice hotel Sweden

Dog Sledding in Kiruna: What It’s Like and How to Do It

  Dog Sledding in Kiruna, Sweden I hear them before I can see them. High pitched, frenetic, voices shooting into the air like the spicker spacker offshoots of a completely outraged fire. My feet stumble across the squeaky snow and I try to ignore the suspicion that these shrieks reflect a whipping or a beating … Read more

29 Interesting Facts About Europe

Want to know some fun and interesting facts about Europe? We have the collection for you! Test your knowledge and let us know how much surprised you. Let’s go! Did you know that… 1) There’s a Paddington Bear statue to be found in London’s Paddington Station. 2) Across the road from Gare Montparnasse you can … Read more

Stopover in Brunei: The Richest Country in the World

Brunei: One of the Richest Countries in the World The small nation of Brunei is one of the richest countries in the world, tucked between the rainforests of Malaysia’s Sarawak state and the South China Sea. It’s an intriguing place to visit, and easier than many realise as it makes a great stopping point for … Read more

The Importance of A Woman’s Hair, China

In many a culture, the lusciousness of a woman’s locks says something about her status. Kate Middleton’s hairdresser arrived a good five hours before Kate ventured outside holding the third king in waiting of England. And the symbolic photo of US pop princess Britney Spears’ meltdown involved her hair, or lack of it. After hairdressing … Read more

Slavery in Barbados

Freedom & Slavery in Barbados. It’s Not Black & White

The Club, Barbados My room has the perfect view. At dawn, sparkle spills across the ocean as the sun breathes life into the space of another day. Before twilight, she blazes behind the choreography of clouds to the crescendo of sunset and throughout the day the water forms a canvas for me to watch the … Read more

The road to Auschwitz

Things No One Tells You About Visiting Auschwitz Alone

The Auschwitz camps – I, II and III – starved, tortured and executed over a million people during World War II. Prison camps became concentration camps and then ultimately death camps. History lessons at school, the Red Cross Museum in Geneva, the books of Frankl, Levi & Frank and even the film Schindler’s List have provided enough images to haunt me for a lifetime. Will seeing the place with my own eyes change anything?