Have you ever traveled to another country and left just a little heartbroken? Vietnam struck such a chord for me, in good ways and bad, during the 16 days we spent making our way down the country from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.  I had preconceived notions of what to expect: chaotic motorcycle traffic, amazing…

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Yesterday I found myself with a group of 19 strangers roaming about in Somerset House. Some of London’s best events and exhibitions can usually be found here but on this particular day I opted for … wait for it … staircase porn.I should back track and tell you that I’ve only recently heard of the…

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If there’s a more tourist friendly city than Geneva then I haven’t come across it yet. At the invitation of the Geneva Tourism Board, I along with 11 others, spent a weekend in the home of the United Nations and Red Cross. I’ll admit I didn’t know much about the city (like how everyone speaks…

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I’m a lazy Londoner.  Chalk it down to my introvert tendencies but if asked whether I’d prefer to go out for a walk around the bustling Southbank on a weekend day or stay in and read I would normally go with the latter.  It’s the sensory overload that throws me most of the time when I’m among…

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Among the many hidden gems in London there is one that completely floored me this morning when I attended the UK launch of The Cultivist held at the Leighton House Museum.  Immediately upon entry I was captivated by the wall of Turkish blue tiles and the overall elegance of an entirely different time and place.The Leighton…

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I’ve been on the go lately as wanderlust has inevitably crept in to my spring and now summer plans. And since the Brit has some time off in between jobs we are looking forward to touring Vietnam and driving through New England over the next few weeks. On the days that we’re both home I’ve been…

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A few weeks ago I traded one grand city for another.  Joined by two other freelance friends, Christine & Kathy, we strolled through one arrondissement to the next over five days to take in Paris.  We couldn’t have picked a better week to be free from our day to day distractions and fuel up on our collective creative…

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