Sledding and Tourists

We kept sledding, they kept watching and we said “Wanna try it?” And they did! From Belgium, from Australia, from other parts of  the U.S., and from New York itself, one by one, dozens of visitors and New Yorkers  jumped on one of our tubes and went... read more

Why I’m Going Back to Telluride

You can check out snowshoes from the Telluride Public Library. And it’s not just me who thinks that’s cool, it’s the 12-year-old girl who rhapsodized about it to me. You can talk about Malbec’s story — rescued by Argentina, restored to... read more

Hunting the Cotswolds Hunt

I took a wrong turn from either Upper or Lower Slaughter or Upper or Lower Swell, (and these are villages, not bars!) and found myself on a narrow wooded lane lined by half a dozen cars parked in the trees with guys hanging out, drinking tea and looking at the rolling... read more

Thatched Roof Cottage Quest!

Finally! In Broadway, I find what I’ve been seeking. I love the golden stone and half timbered houses of the Cotswolds, but thatched roof cottages are what this quest is all about. And here is my first! But not the last. read more

On the Outside Looking In

I have to laugh, the only way I, who am Irish, can see Sudeley Castle, in Winchcombe, is from the outside looking in. I think it is because they are building a new visitor’s center, and I really just want to see the grounds. But I am suddenly realizing the irony... read more

Last Day at WTM 2015

World Travel Market 2015 wound down after four days today and here’s what a travel show looks like on its last day. The crowds thin out, which means exhibitors like me get a chance to wander around to see how countries from all over the world show off their... read more

Resist Inertia.

Fight Routine.

Play Hooky.