Former global health specialist for Sub-Saharan Africa. Current first time mom in Europe to a feisty, travel addicted two year-old. All time adventurer.
I prefer travel off the beaten path, my toddler in a frame pack, and a Kinder Happy Hippo in my emergency food stash. I've lived and worked in over thirty countries, from the cloud forest in Costa Rica, to the coastal rural villages in Madagascar, to the wind swept desert sands of Jordan. Even though I'm an equal opportunity country visitor, my heart belongs to those in Africa and the Middle East.
Trying to piece together a last minute trip to Morocco over the New Year. With over 1200 guest houses/ riads in Marrakech, has anyone had a personal experience staying with a toddler? We're not partial to any area of the city, looking for a little hidden gem, and we... See More
Not sure if you know, but most of the trails are closed, so you can't hike to all 5 towns. However, you can still get to all of them by boat or train. In Monterosso al Mare, if you head up the hill in the old town you will stumble into Buranco Agriturismo.... See More
All of Scotland is really beautiful, but I am partial to the lush green landscapes of the Glencoe area up to the Glenfinnan Viaduct / Harry Potter's Bridge . The mountains are wild and beautiful... See More
We're taking a 4 day whirlwind tour of Benelux. We're hitting mostly WWII sights. Any have suggestions for places to eat in Bastogne or Maastricht? It will be late October, so we're looking for cosy places with hot food :) See More
You can't go wrong with Jamie Oliver's FIFTEEN. There are upstairs and downstairs dining room options. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is relaxed, but still slightly formal. The food is varied as well, so there should be something... See More
I'm not sure there is a plan that will allow both Italy and Switzerland. I have Vodafone Germany right now and you can connect automatically to the Vodafone Italia and Swiss branches, but you will pay high prices for service/ roaming/ data charges. It is a good option,... See More
I really love St Ermin's Hotel . It's a gorgeous boutique hotel, beautifully restored and easily accessible to all of the London (a 1 minute walk to St.James Park). And they make their own honey from bees on the roof! See More