24 Hours in London

  As with all my #24hrGuides – I don’t advocate spending so little time anywhere… but sometimes it’s helpful to have a 24 hour itinerary to kick off a visit.  Or it may suit if you have a layover in a city and just want

Coney Island – Seaside Nostalgia

  I’ve been wanting to visit Coney Island for as long as I can remember.  I always had this romantic notion of 1930s seaside promenading, rickety wooden roller coasters and visits to the circus sideshow… in my head it was always akin to a black

What’s Your Travel Style?

  Back in 1999 I set off on my first solo trip to Europe (from New Zealand) – read about it here.  This definitely helped me discover my travel style – i.e. what activities I enjoyed, what budget suited my tastes, and what modes of

Mont Saint-Michel – A Photographer’s Dream

  Mont Saint-Michel, a tidal island on the Normandy coast, is probably one of the most photographed landmarks on the French coastline… and is certainly one of the most photogenic!  I mean, just LOOK at it!     Visiting is perfectly possible as a day

New York Birthday Trip

  It has been 11 years between visits to NYC for me, so long overdue.  This visit was in honour of my husband’s (undisclosed, but special) birthday, and it was extra exciting as it was his first trip to New York!  I’ll write more about