Skiing for the first time? 8 tips for a great holiday

Skiing in Les Arcs

Skiing for the first time? 8 tips for a great holiday You never forget your first time. The towering mountains, the bright blue sky, the brilliant white, and most of all the silence. There is nothing quite like the silence of the mountains. No distant cars or low hum of electricity or even nature’s voice. […]

Find the best Pad Thai in Bangkok

Find the best Pad Thai in bangkok

Find the best Pad Thai in Bangkok I have to confess. When I was planning my first trip to Thailand, over 10 years ago I couldn’t quite understand why my friend was getting so excited about a plate of noodles. He had been to Thailand a few months earlier, and the minute I told him […]

Elephant Rides in Thailand – A better alternative


Elephant Rides in Thailand – a better alternative I wanted to share a story about our experience at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand and help you discover a better alternative to the many elephant rides in Thailand. It started out with tears… The four of us, Paul’s parents, Paul and I, sat […]

Cooking in Oaxaca, Mexico

Cooking in Oaxaca

Cooking in Oaxaca, Mexico We’re agreed. We’ll be making quesadillas with saltamontes (that’ grasshopper to you and me), black mole, avocado ice-cream….. Oscar our instructor for the day rattled off a list of 9 dishes we would be learning to cook in a five-hour class I took on our last day in Oaxaca. ‘But first […]

What’s in store for 2014?

What's in store for 2014?

What’s in store for 2014? Happy New Year! January has become one of my favourite months in the last few years. It’s a month full of fresh beginnings and new possibilities, a time when we can celebrate our victories and wipe the slate clean to start afresh.It’s also the month when Paul and I tend […]