"I just visited Moldova and fell in love - much to my surprise! I had been told I wouldn't like it. Oh so wrong... Here's what I wrote about my visit. Highly recommended, even if you don't drink! Just one thing everyone seems to agree upon - visit in…"
"This is actually my favorite way to travel - follow the food! I was surprised by a few of these and will make note to self to check them out. Lille, for example. I live in France and would never have thought of Lille as a culinary city, but I'm…"
"I'm not disagreeing at all with you, Steve - I'm just wondering how it can come about now that the pool is so large it includes plenty of people who are willing to go the free route, some of whom are good."
"Elyse, I don't know how to respond directly to your post but just to say I've had good luck with the Regional tourism boards - they tend to have marketing staff as well as comms staff - I don't know about Bordeaux but I have to say several regions…"
"But how to turn things around and come up with a new paradigm? The democratization of writing and platforms means there will always be a steady stream of beginners willing to write for free. In the old(er) days they simply wouldn't be published in…"
"Thanks Matthew - I'm off to order both. You're tugging at my heartstrings because I have a background in political science and I'm a journalist... so history, commentary and politics are actually my idea of a good time! :-)"
"Thanks for your kind words, Donna! I grew up in Spain and as a child I remember the Basque country was a place we rarely mentioned, let alone visited. Even this time after all that history I admit I went with a bit of trepidation. Although most…"
"The Unexpected Colors of Assisi in the Rain...Sometimes waiting for the sun to come out doesn't provide the best travel experience and Assisi is a good example of a destination that stays beautiful when the weather goes bad.…"
"These are called 'heating hands' - they are used by glove makers (in this case in Grenoble) to iron out the wrinkles in kid gloves. Only one manufacturer still makes kid gloves by hand - unfortunately a dying art."
"Have you ever been to Gruyeres? Where the famous cheese comes from? I've always known it as a typical Swiss village, filled to the brim with tourists. But there are other, less-known sides to it.
Find out about the Hidden Face of Gruyeres..."