Alicante festivals guide

Some of the fun Alicante festivals include bonfires, a mystery play, and battling Moors and Christians.

San Gimignano: tall towers and heavenly wine

  We arrived in Tuscany late one night, much too late to see anything. But early next morning, at the patio breakfast table of our cosy farmhouse inn, Cat, my youngest, pointed to some towers on a hill in the distance. This, we were told, was San Gimignano. The towers looked elusive and mysterious and […]

Furthermore, it is my opinion that Carthage must be destroyed

Carthage was the work of a woman. Phoenician Queen Dido founded this African city, and it soon became a thriving, brilliant civilization.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – the real Narnia

By Alexandra Redisch in Narni: Civitas Narniae, the Romans called it. Narnia, C. S. Lewis called it. He named his imaginary world after the town in central Italy. Narni then, is the real Narnia.

Tiny Triesenberg

For most, Liechtenstein is a quick stop to check off yet another country on their list. They only stop for an hour at most, in the capital Vaduz – and leave with a very incomplete impression of this ancient Alpine country. The little principality has much more to offer, so I recommend you spend a […]

A taste of Italy: Umbria Agriturismo il Mandoleto

By Alexandra Redisch in Umbria: Hello there, Alex here – again. During my recent visit in gorgeous Umbria, we stopped off for lunch at Agriturismo Il Mandoleto – a farm with apartments and a restaurant near Perugia. It was hands down one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

Atlantic Canada road trip: Lively Lunenburg

The small town of Lunenburg in coastal Nova Scotia is bright, colourful, lively and lovely. And of special value to the common heritage of humanity. The town was added to the World Heritage list in 1995 as the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Or, as UNESCO puts it: […]