A review of my One Fine Stay in Soho London. It’s like an up-market airbnb service, and they’re only in a few select cities around the world.
Week Two of Storytellers. This week we were assigned to a mentee by way of a Notebook Raffle. Our names were written on the inside, front cover of a notebook, and the mentee’s chose one at random. I was assigned to Touche – time will tell if he considers me a worthy prize. As a group we completed …View full post
Sunny Blue Rice Balls You usually have to travel to a foreign country to encounter a new dish that captures your taste buds and imagination, but yesterday I stumbled upon a narrow little hole in the wall called Sunny Blue along Venice’s Main Street. “First Omusubi Store in Southern California”, caught my attention, and at first …View full post
Who were the members of Slade? My article about a trip down memory lane with Slade received lots of Twitter momentum so I obviously touched reminiscent nerve. I went in search of another slice of Slade and found these beermat designs (which were done for a Sladefest) created by David Parkins and Carl Flint. I think the …View full post
Early Morning Stroll Up bright and early for a traditional Turkish breakfast at the hotel – feta cheese, olives and boiled eggs, and then went for a stroll around the local area, to get a flavour of our surroundings. Of course we headed to the beach first. There’s something very tranquil about walking through the …View full post
As soon as anyone I interacted with knew I was visiting the market, they encouraged me to visit the Hocca Bar, a São Paulo tradition, which is original creator of the city’s famous codfish pastry (pastel de bacalhau) an iconic dish that’s part of São Paulo’s cultural heritage.View full post
Zen Life in London After spending 12 weeks on assignment in a serviced apartment in London, I got used to seeing empty shelves and drawers. It was a Zen experience to wander into my flat each night .. and not be distracted by hubs of clutter on every conceivable surface. No stacks of discarded books from …View full post
The Turyol Ferry Service is an alternative to the IDO city ferry service, and runs more of less along the same routes – but their ferries are more modern, and their service, more frequent, as well as faster.View full post
Wherever I lay my hat I’m from everywhere and nowhere, I don’t call anywhere home. The same year I was born, Marvin Gaye wrote and recorded the song “wherever I lay my hat (that’s my home)” – maybe if hats suited me, I’d feel at home somewhere! Before I became a British expat, I lived in …View full post
The session ended with the creation of a contract, that we all signed. There was a selection of pens. I signed with orange ink – well it is my favourite colour. I should have had my lawyer read the contract first, apparently I’ve agreed to do the chicken dance if I’m late to the weekly session.View full post
My entry for the Love round of Photo Roulette was taken in Norfolk, England. This Mute Swan had been diving below the water to feed, and then swimming around with it’s feathers all fluffed up to dry in the sun. As a member of the Lonely Hearts Club, he’s cruising a local river in Norfolk England, looking for a mate.View full post
Finding Travel Bloggers One of the most popular pages on my website is my 100+ Travel Blogs accepting Guest Posts. The benefit of hosting and maintaining this list is that I get lots of great emails and comments from fellow travel bloggers and expat travellers. The other day I got an email from a blogger …
Killing Time before & after Half Moon Bay 4th of July Parade I went Horse Riding, ate at Main Street Diner and walked the dogs in El Granada’s Quarry Park. Head to Vista Point for a panoramic view of Pillar Point Harbour and Mavaricks Beach.
Before you start pet sitting, here’s 20 questions you should ask before you begin your assignment. These health and welfare tips will help ensure that taking care of cats and dogs during a house sit are all covered.
A sunny spring day was the ideal time to visit the Queen’s Estate in Sandringham to tour the house, museum and gardens. It was a North Norfolk day out during my house sitting adventure in the county.
The Bure Valley Railway is Norfolk’s longest fifteen inch gauge line, which runs between the ancient market town of Aylsham and Wroxham. I became an avid train spotting during my daily walks with the dogs during my house sit in Norfolk.
For two months I changed Lanes from California to British countryside for a Norfolk House Sitting Assignment. The local area is steeped in history, and the Old Mill is an iconic local landmark that is a constant reminder of this area’s past.
Wireless Generation trailer from creators Drew and Christine from Almost Fearless. This travel blogging duo created a KickStarter project to showcase other bloggers and professionals who are global nomads and chasing their dreams in distant lands.
Once again guest blogger Josh Reviews Hollywood: with his list of Special Mention & Obscure Gems. Did you watch these movies that made an impact in 2014?
Zen Life in London After spending 12 weeks on assignment in a serviced apartment in London, I got used to seeing empty shelves and drawers. It was a Zen experience to wander into my flat each night .. and not be distracted by hubs of clutter on every conceivable surface. No stacks of discarded books from …
Christmas and New Year house sitting in Hermosa Beach .. looking after a pair of cats and making mince pies for Christmas Morning. Christmas hasn’t officially started until I’ve taken my first nibble of of mince pie.
As soon as anyone I interacted with knew I was visiting the market, they encouraged me to visit the Hocca Bar, a São Paulo tradition, which is original creator of the city’s famous codfish pastry (pastel de bacalhau) an iconic dish that’s part of São Paulo’s cultural heritage.