Why Go to Alsace in Winter: Straight out of Fairytales

A Winter Wonderland in Alsace This year, we’ve decided to celebrate the New Year at home. Gasp! Considering that home is Barcelona, and you can go pop a bottle on the beach at midnight, that’s not too shabby. But it did make me remember last year’s wintertime adventure, and how we came to it.. A … More Why Go to Alsace in Winter: Straight out of Fairytales

My Best Room With a View Moments Around the World

We’re all guilty of dreaming, aren’t we? When I’m not traveling or planning the next getaway, I often take great pleasure in daydreaming, looking back on my travels and drooling all over those mental Kodak moments.  So while I’m plotting the best itinerary for a Hong Kong Microadventure, (stick around) and dreaming of the white … More My Best Room With a View Moments Around the World

Have Yourself a Merry Astro-Christmas!

Twitter strikes again!  This time, it was in the form of a serendipitous tweet from AstroFarm, suggesting a different kind of Christmas… Interested yet?

Xmas at Astrofarm – dark skies, astronomy, great food, astronomy, good company, astronomy, help & advice and …oh did we mention astronomy?

So yes: we’ll be heading to Confolens (south of France) for 3 full nights of magic starting on the 2nd day of winter & just after the winter solstice.

We won’t be spotting Santa & his reindeers up on the skies (though you never know..) but with a bit of luck and clear skies, we’ll spot a few of those Ursids twinkling in the night sky. … More Have Yourself a Merry Astro-Christmas!

My Love / Hate Relationship with Paris

Paris is the first trip I ever paid with my own hard-earned money.
In the 8 years since, I lost count of the number of times I’d been to Paris since. There were weekends away, weeks away, business travels, in’n outs..

In all those visits, I started developing my own kind of love/hate relationship with the city…. … More My Love / Hate Relationship with Paris