Jolly Olde England

A quick 5-day side-trip to England to visit friends proved to be enlightening and beautifully serene! Bath, close to the west coast, offered insights into the ancient聽Romans’ preoccupation with hygiene and the Brits’ love of tea-time! Then we swooped into London for a 28,000-step day to see some of the changes since I was last…

Hidden Gems of Paris

Requiring a bit more work to find than the Grands Jardins of my previous post, the following beautiful spaces are found around a corner, through a courtyard, down a path

Les Grands Jardins de Paris.

Gardens offer a much needed ‘touring’ break in Paris According to Business Insider, after Bangkok and London, Paris is the third most visited city in the world! With incredible museums, endless historical sites, and amazing cafes and restaurants, no wonder close to 18 million tourists will visit Paris this year. Of course, most take photos…

Cartoon Murals in Brussels

Belgian comics help mend a city and increase tourism The year after the horror of terrorist bombings in March 2016, the number of tourists to Brussels dropped by 40%. A significant effort was made to shore up the tourism industry, and one initiative, which has proven successful, appealed to fans of Belgian caricatures, animated books…