The Absinthe Festival in Switzerland

  Every year in June (for the last 6 years), I have visited the Val-de-Travers for the Fête de l’Absinthe – The Absinthe Festival in Switzerland.  This seems a long way to go for such a specialist subject, but the Val-de-Travers is the birthplace of

Eating and Drinking in Amsterdam

  Amsterdam is a fabulous place in which to dine, drink, and enjoy the multitude of eating and drinking establishments.  Now, I’m not talking about the tourist churners on Rokin, or the red light Thai places, or the restaurant touters on Leidseplein.  I’m talking about

Verteuil-sur-Charente – A Fairytale Village

  An absolute highlight on our recent trip to France was a day-trip to Verteuil-sur-Charente.  I had seen

My 2016 Foodie Travels in Review

  Much of my travel is all about food and drink, so it didn’t seem right to talk about my year of travel without framing it around these two important things! Here are my 2016 foodie travels in review:   JANUARY   It was a

The 6 Best Cafés in Paris

Café culture is engrained in the fabric of Paris. Outdoor seating is available all year round (avec headlamps and blankets), and is set up to allow unadulterated people-watching. Paris just does cafés really well. There are hundreds of fantastic cafés in Paris, but here are