Places to visit in England

Places to visit in England, Roman baths in Bath

If you’re going to Europe for the first time, chances are you’re going to visit London. While I adore London, and used to live there (until they said, “Hey, Chickie, you’ve had one too many temporary work visas. You can only come back in as a tourist!”), there are plenty of other fascinating places to visit in England. [...]

Best free luxury travel activities and perks

Paris street scene near Louvre

I may love luxury travel but I love FREE luxury travel even more – so I’ve combed through the tangled mess of my brain (seriously, the inside my head looks like my hair) to come up with some of the best free luxury travel activities and perks I’ve taken advantage of recently in Venice, New [...]

Budapest baths

Szechenyi Baths thermal pools Hungary

“Are you looking for something?” A male attendant in white shorts and T-shirt rushes after me as I descend into a steamy tiled room, a rented sheet wrapped around my bikini and a bathing cap plastered over my top knot like a mushroom cap. The perfect outfit for a day at the Lukacs Thermal Baths [...]

Bad Ragaz – a luxury spa in Switzerland

Bad Ragaz luxury spa in Switzerland

If you’ve always wanted to go to a luxury spa in Switzerland, you crave an Alpine view and you think hot springs spas are the very best kind of spas there are, the Swiss spa town of Bad Ragaz should be high on your list.   6 Fun Facts about Bad Ragaz and luxury Swiss Spas [...]

Leukerbad spa honeymoon in Switzerland

thermal water Leukerbad spa honeymoon in Switzerland

Somehow I never imagined that Leukerbad would be so high up. I know this small Swiss town bills itself as the highest Alpine spa in Switzerland, and yes I know Switzerland is a country of snowy mountain peaks – but when I planned a Leukerbad spa honeymoon I didn’t know how dramatic it would look, with the  bus [...]

Swiss spas and high tech wellness vacations

Lake Geneva Swiss Spas

Oh, to have $20,000 to stay at the legendary Clinique La Prairie in Switzerland and ingest the cells from the fetus of a black sheep. (If I’d come a few years earlier I would have said inject rather than ingest, but due to EEC regulations, the shots had to stop.) Sadly, I’m not injesting or injecting at Clinique [...]

VEMEX, Europe and travel insurance tips for bloggers

Let's go to Vienna!

Friday was VEMEX day in Toronto, a highlight on every Euro-loving travel writer’s calendar. It’s a media marketplace where writers meet up with tourism boards, PR reps and various Euro-centric companies to find out what’s new, what’s cool, and to help plan future trips. It was held at the swish Fairmont Royal York which always adds a bit [...]

Sziget Festival in Budapest: Searching for Iggy Pop

Where's Iggy?

That Sziget Feeling By Carol Perehudoff I was cresting a hill at the Sziget Festival on Obudai Island in Budapest en route to hear the American cult singer, Iggy Pop. Looking down, I saw clouds of dust rising into the sun-baked air, hundreds of people, kiosks, tents and the back of the huge main stage. [...]

Venice – Eternally Romantic

What if you're single?

Eternally Romantic, Venice Offers Plenty of Bliss – Wedded or Otherwise By Carol Perehudoff Venice – Crossing the Bridge of Sighs seems appropriate. Growing up, I’d always dreamed of honeymooning in Venice. I’ve finally made it here, but instead of sharing it with a significant other it’s just me, a red-headed guide named Franca and [...]

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