Travel Writer’s Block and the Holiday Blues

I currently have no trips planned 😓 (although I am trying to find a way to finance a trip to Marrakech with an intimate group of women influencers...). The holidays are upon us and as no surprise, I am a little melancholy. Add to that the ninja got into a car accident the day before Thanksgiving … Continue reading Travel Writer’s Block and the Holiday Blues

Learning the Words “Ice Water” in Mandarin

When traveling in China everything you are served to drink is warm. Ask for ice water and you will get bottled water (warm, not refrigerated), ask for water and you will get heated warm water in a teacup. Hell, even the beer is served at room temperature! This is why I recommend learning to say … Continue reading Learning the Words “Ice Water” in Mandarin

When the Cat’s Away…

...the mice (maybe bigger? More like rats?) will play. Three beautiful daughters - the youngest being the knife-wielding ninja, the middle child, the hot-headed volcano and the oldest, well we'll just call her the oldest. While my career has always required travel, this became more of an adventure after THE divorce. They were certainly old enough … Continue reading When the Cat’s Away…

Six Funny Signs from Around the World – Part Three*

* Or why your clever Facebookian friends let you down by not sharing their wit and captions to make your blog most interesting and funny. What? Do they have lives, jobs? How can they possibly deprive me of entertaining two or three people with my little blog? They suck! For those of you who have … Continue reading Six Funny Signs from Around the World – Part Three*

Toronto – Black Squirrels​ and Baseball

Have you ever been to Toronto? It is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016. The diverse population of Toronto reflects its current and historical role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada, with over 50 percent of residents belonging … Continue reading Toronto – Black Squirrels​ and Baseball

Seven Funny Signs from Around the World – Part Two

As mentioned in my last blog post (which was also my first!) I mentioned my Facebook challenges to see who of my clever friends could come up with the best photo captions. So enjoy the photos, laugh at the captions and better yet, do this with good friends and some beers! "No humans in the … Continue reading Seven Funny Signs from Around the World – Part Two