Winter in Paris

Winter in Paris

Updated July 1, 2017 When I managed to get some time off over the Australian summer, I thought it would be the best opportunity to do the obligatory tour of Europe. Of course, when it’s summer in Australia, it’s winter in Paris. Similar to any other...
Lunch at the United Nations, New York

Lunch at the United Nations, New York

Heading to New York anytime soon? If so, step into international territory and dine alongside delegates, ambassadors, international dignitaries and other visitors in the Delegates Dining Room. Lunch at the United Nations, New York is both a culinary and culturally...
Visit McSorley’s Old Ale House, New York City

Visit McSorley’s Old Ale House, New York City

It’s not exactly a location one easily stumbles across, but that’s how I discovered McSorley’s on a damp, chilly afternoon in April. The façade, barrels on the sidewalk, and the wooden sign “McSorley’s Old Ale House” beckoned me inside to a décor befitting...
Exploring Cambodia’s dark history

Exploring Cambodia’s dark history

Do you include dark tourism in your travels? If you’ve visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Auschwitz in Poland or the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, you’ve engaged in dark tourism: travel to places historically associated with death and suffering. In Cambodia,...
Bringing travel home to your kitchen

Bringing travel home to your kitchen

Have you ever drooled over a dish on your travels and just had to try to replicate it back home? Whether a resounding success or abject failure, bringing travel home to your kitchen can conjure up delicious memories of travel adventures. One of my most memorable...
Visiting Beitou Hot Springs

Visiting Beitou Hot Springs

A brief trip to Taipei’s mountainous suburb of Beitou revealed qualities I was growing to appreciate about Taiwan – scenic wonders, preservation of national gifts, inexpensive or non-existent admission prices, volunteerism, and a people-friendly transportation system....

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