A visit to Bath, UK, in Somerset County, in its splendor throughout the ages On a Saturday evening in October, I was lounging in a rooftop pool watching the sunset over Bath Abbey. Yes, that’s right: Bath. In the UK – a country not exactly renowned for its warmth. As the only town in Britain … Read more
A woman who lived under the Tuscan sun in the early 1900s The villa and beautiful gardens at La Foce in Tuscany. An Italian nobleman for a husband. The stuff of dreams for many a Travel Belle. But Iris Origo’s life was no fairy tale. She endured war, loneliness, grief and privation during Italy’s troubled … Read more
On the flight over I thought about my long and disjointed itinerary for the trip – restaurants, cafes, Stonehenge, palaces, cathedrals, shopping, museums, and (of course) chocolate shops. I decided my chocolate-related shopping goal on this trip was to find the most delicious truffles in the two European capitals we would be visiting.
Penzance proves to be just the place for a father/daughter trip Penzance, a town in Cornwall, is on the tip of the southernmost peninsula of England. It is not a popular holiday spot by any means – heck, most people living outside of the United Kingdom have probably never heard of it. Most of the tourists are … Read more
Nobody in their right mind would deny the beauty of London. It’s bright, big and exciting. But sometimes it’s good to experience the quiet. So we’ve narrowed down our top five beautiful villages just a short drive from London that are simply perfect for a truly British day-trip. 1. Bibury, Gloucestershire In just under two … Read more
It is naive to think that just one city sets the tone for an entire county. I quickly learned that just because you have visited London does not mean that you have visited England. I love London don’t get me wrong, but it is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to understanding … Read more