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Paris from Above: A Hidden Viewing Spot

Au Printemps Store Paris 1800s

Did you know there’s a fabulous viewing spot in Paris you won’t find in many guidebooks? It’s the rooftop of the Au Printemps department store on Boulevard Haussmann. And I discovered it by accident. I was staying in a hotel close by and one morning noticed some people gazing from the roof. So, I decided … Continue reading Paris from Above: A Hidden Viewing Spot

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Toronto in Winter is a Great Idea

Toronto.  It’s the home of maple syrup, Mounties, ice hockey and French-speaking locals. And if you're going to visit, why not go in the depths of winter? January seemed the perfect month for my first visit to Canada.  It's always flat after Christmas so I packed my bags, found a great flight on Skyscanner and headed … Continue reading Toronto in Winter is a Great Idea

Your First Unforgettable Trip Abroad…Alone

Eze Village France

Can you remember the first time you went abroad alone? No parents or siblings tagging along.  No school exchange adventure with friends.  No Auntie watching out for you. You...on your own. And no tech gadgets or smartphone with you? I can vividly remember my first solo trip abroad, to France. It was more than 25 … Continue reading Your First Unforgettable Trip Abroad…Alone

Montmartre: The Village with a Vineyard in Paris

Clos Montmartre vineyard

Travel around France and you'll discover most villages have a vineyard close by and Paris is no exception. Montmartre - known as the last village in Paris - has its own tiny vineyard, Clos Montmartre.  It nestles on the gentle slope of rue Norvins that leads you to Place du Tertre and the Sacré-Cœur. But … Continue reading Montmartre: The Village with a Vineyard in Paris

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016

Did you know... After the final curtain calls were taken at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the stats worked out, it was discovered that 3,269 shows gave delighted audiences 50,266 performances in 294 quirky venues around the city. The Fringe Society also announced they sold over 2.4 million tickets. Can you believe that. In … Continue reading Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016