The Bloscar Award nomination

Sometimes you write like crazy and wonder if anyone really reads your stuff.  Then there are those times when you are reading someone else’s blog and realize they have nominated you for an award. This is exactly what happened with the Bloscar award. It’s both delightful and surprising to have someone acknowledge your work. Thank you Ultimatetravel for the nomination!  Read more


First blogging update of 2018

As the first quarter of 2018 comes to an end, I’ve decided to reflect on the last three months of blogging. As many of you might be new to my blog, I felt it was time for a little update. There has been a lot going on in my life and I’m excited to share some of those updates with you. So what exactly have I been up to?  Read more

Discover Italy for an experience of a lifetime

Discover Italy

I’ve had a somewhat tumultuous relationship with Italy for years. It started out as a serious crush and became a full-blown thing with my first trip to Italy. After a while, it turned sour and then we broke up. I moved on. As years went by, I found other places to love.  Then we decided visit Italy again. I finally had an opportunity to discover Italy in a brand new light. It was a wonderful experience and made me forget the past. We have now made up and will have a future together. Kind of. Read more

Visiting Selfridges department store in London

Get your shopping on

A trip to London can’t be complete without a stop at Selfridges department store. There are of course many things to see and do here, but a visit to this iconic store should be on your list too. As one of the city’s first department stores, it has long history, fascinating story and a quirky founder Harry Gordon Selfridge. Well, the shopping ain’t bad either, if you’re into that. (wink) Read more