Green Fort Lauderdale: UPS’ eBike

Green Fort Lauderdale: UPS’ eBike

Fort Lauderdale isn’t necessarily one of the first places that springs to mind when people are thinking about vacationing in cities that show concern for the planet. But they would be mistaken. From our turtle-hatching initiatives to our waterways clean-ups, ...
Destinations: Burano, Italy

Destinations: Burano, Italy

Visitors to Venice, or at least those who are in the know, often take a trip – even if just for a day – to the colourful island of Burano. It’s only a few kilometres from Venice itself and the water bus trip takes only about half an hour from St...
Airbnb and Accomable

Airbnb and Accomable

There has always been a demand for accommodation for people with mobility problems – that’s nothing new – and Airbnb have demonstrated their knowledge of this by acquiring Accomable, a service that introduces less-abled travellers to people who...
What Do People Steal From Hotels?

What Do People Steal From Hotels?

Staying in an Airbnb recently, I was really impressed by the splatter guard thingy that was in the microwave. It probably cost less than a dollar. I was so tempted to bring it home for my own (besplattered) microwave but bottled out – I’m too snooty...
Paris: City of Lights – and Free Water

Paris: City of Lights – and Free Water

It’s one of those debates that crops up from time to time – which do you prefer to drink, still water or fizzy water? Whichever you prefer, the fact remains that the bottled water industry is enormous (and regarded by some as something of a con.) I...
Go For White – Every Time

Go For White – Every Time

At one time, travellers were taking a bit of a gamble when they booked accommodation. Unless they were heading for an opulent hotel that featured a full-colour brochure, the chances are that they didn’t see their rooms until they arrived – by which time it...
What Not to Pack

What Not to Pack

It’s so easy isn’t it? To add those just-in-case items into your suitcase. A posh dress just in case you’re invited out to an expensive restaurant, your expensive jewellery just in case your house is burgled while you’re away, your white noise...
Rental Apartment in Fort Lauderdale

Rental Apartment in Fort Lauderdale

Many years ago, just after the Second World War in fact, an area of land that was due to become prime real estate in Fort Lauderdale was nothing more than a garbage dump. Anyone travelling along the prestigious Las Olas Boulevard down to the beach would pass this area...
So, You Don’t Speak the Language?

So, You Don’t Speak the Language?

Many years ago, most people would take their vacation in their home country. Often the reason for this was that international travel incited the dreaded fear of ‘the language’. Today though, travellers are far more adventurous and positively revel in going...
Flyotto: Uber for Planes

Flyotto: Uber for Planes

We’re accustomed to services such as Uber and Airbnb. We even know about similar services for boats, yachts, bikes, sports equipment and more. But Flyotto means that we can now rent private aircraft too. I just looked up to find out about a trip from Fort...
Visiting Rome: Goffredo Mameli Monument

Visiting Rome: Goffredo Mameli Monument

The idea of visiting monuments and cemeteries when you’re on vacation is a popular one today – from the historic graveyards of New Orleans to the grave of Victor Noir in Paris. Previous generations of travellers wanted to see how people in days gone by...
NYC: Where to go When You Gotta Go

NYC: Where to go When You Gotta Go

It’s summer in New York City, and you remembered your hat, your sunblock, and your water bottle. Suddenly you realize you kept so well hydrated, nature’s call cannot be ignored a minute longer. Most tourist destinations have adequate toilets, but if you...
The Cafe in the Crypt: London

The Cafe in the Crypt: London

So, there you are exploring London and it’s time for lunch. (Or breakfast or dinner or a light snack). Of course, there are so many places you can go. But how about something a little different this time? Enjoy coffee in a crypt! In Central London, you’ll...
Family Planning: For Your Vacation

Family Planning: For Your Vacation

Travel experts are reporting that a current trend is for families to plan their trips well in advance – sometimes even years. For couples with children, this makes a lot of sense. I don’t know about you but the first time I went abroad with my parents, I...
See Mae West’s 1931 Housecar

See Mae West’s 1931 Housecar

For the very few readers who don’t know, Mae West was a raunchy actress, writer and comedian who was born in Brooklyn in 1893. To try to explain a little about her, the first play she wrote and acted in  – in 1926 – was entitled Sex. She continued to...
Why to Visit Fort Lauderdale in the Summer

Why to Visit Fort Lauderdale in the Summer

Many years ago, Fort Lauderdale had two distinct seasons – the tourist season and off-season. Luckily this is no longer the case. Of course, it’s true that more people flock to South Florida during the winter months as they are escaping from the harsh...
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