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Where to Splurge on Coffee & Cocktails

on 02/29/2016 in Venice
By Anita Draycott Head to the Piazza San Marco, which Napoleon described as the drawing room of Europe and order exorbitantly priced coffee with zabione liqueur and whipped cream served on a silver tray to the accompaniment of a string quartet at Café Florian. I think Harry’s Bar is a bit overrated but it was Ernest Hemingway’s favourite watering hole...

The Ultimate Operatic Experience in Venice

on 02/29/2016 in Venice
By Anita Draycott Enjoy live opera in the 12th century Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto on the Grand Canal. Guests and performers move from room to room for each act. At Musica a Palazzo chose from the Barber of Seville, La Travolta, Rigoletto or love songs performed weekly. The cost of the membership card is 75 Euros. The purchase of the card...

Discover Rome’s Secret Garden

on 02/21/2016 in Rome
By Anita Draycott Saunter through the plush lobby of the Hotel de Russie (between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo on the Via del Babuino) and you’ll find yourself far from the madding crowd in a magnificent formal terraced garden. It’s the perfect spot for a flute of Prosecco and weekend brunch. If climbing Rome’s seven hills and cobbled...

Meet the Tequila Goddess and Beware of the Snake Bite

on 02/14/2016 in Scottsdale
By Anita Draycott At the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, allow the resident Tequila God or Goddess to walk you through one of several tequila flights, such as the Snake Bite that’s garnished with a real (dead) rattlesnake head and tail. Not for the faint of heart. This tequila bar offers nightly artisan tastings and features 200+ varieties of tequila from 36...

5 Best Places to Satisfy A Sweet Tooth in Scottsdale

on 02/14/2016 in Scottsdale
By Anita Draycott Got a taste for something sweet? Check out these favourite dessert spots: Sugar Bowl: No trip to downtown Scottsdale is complete without the old-timey fun at the Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant. A 50-year-old+ parlor with classic diner eats and some of the best ice cream sundaes in town, the Sugar Bowl’s all-pink décor is a...

Chihuahua: Take a stroll down memory lane in Batopilas

on 02/06/2016 in Batopilas
By Anita Draycott Batopilas, a small town nestled in the Western Sierra Madre at the bottom of a cliff has tales to share. It’s home to beautiful plazas and bridges built of rope and river rocks, but the main surprise is a beautiful aqueduct built in the 19th century. Walk its streets and Batopilas will reveal stories about the discovery...

Boo! The Ghosts of Charleston

on 01/26/2016 in Carolina
At night when the gaslights flicker and a fog blows in from the harbour, take a walking tour called The Ghosts of Charleston. With so much history, the place is crawling with ghouls, from the old bridges to the graveyards.By Anita Draycott

Going Bald

on 01/26/2016 in South Carolina
Although it’s near Southport, North Carolina, Bald Head Island is still considered part of the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand. This exclusive enclave, accessible only by ferry, was once the home of pirate Blackbeard and his merry thieves. Today, the pirates are gone and what’s left is an idyllic eco-friendly community where you can rent one of the homes, complete with...

Top Travel Attractions in Lyon

on 06/09/2015 in Lyon
Lyon is a French city situated in the East Central region of France known as Rhône-Alpes, between the cities of Paris and Marseilles. The residents of Lyon call themselves the Lyonnais and there are more than 484,000 of them within the city precincts. The name Lyon comes from the Celtic God names 'Lugoves, Lugh, Laon and Leiden'. Below are the...

Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia, a nature tropical paradise

on 12/14/2015 in Sarawak
Located in the island of Borneo in the State of Sarawak, Malaysia, the Gunung Mulu National Park is one of the most amazing and stunning natural wonders in Southeast Asia. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site that boasts of one of the longest networks of caves in the world. It is also home to the largest underground chamber in...