There was an interesting story on the BBC Radio Newspod yesterday (Friday, January 23) about tourism in Britain (it is the last story on the Newspod). People in the travel industry are expecting travel in Britain to increase for two reasons: 1) the pound is low making Britain a more affordable destination, 2) the economy is not doing well and Brits will save money by traveling at home instead of going abroad. A recent article … Continue reading Time to book your holiday cottage!
You would think that countries with such Royal histories would apply more Royal titles to bed sizes than a country that has never had a Royal Family – but that is not the case. European mattress sizes are single, double, king and super king. Super king? US sizes are twin, double, queen and king. See, we have the matched Royal set – Queen and King – they have two kings! There are differences in bed sizes between … Continue reading What, No Queen?
We interviewed Terese from the Italian agency La Bella Toscana, vacation rentals in Tuscany, Umbria and the Amalfi Coast. Terese told us about the history of the company, what types of rentals and services they provide and a few tips for travelers to Tuscany. Read all the details in our profile. Slow Europe Article – Profile of La Bella Toscana
Introducing European Experiences, small group tours in Europe. My good friend Kathy Wood and her husband Charley have expanded their European small group tours to include the Alps in Austria and Germany. For the last several years they have been leading groups to the Luberon in southern France. They offer a one week tour, based in the village of Bonnieux. They know this area well, having lived there for six months in 2004 and then … Continue reading European Experiences!
Going through some photos on my camera I found the ones from the snow storm just before Christmas. The snow is old and dirty now, but didn’t it look beautiful when it arrived! Here is Buddy walking the paths that Steve shoveled. It is so cold today that I spent part of the afternoon looking at vacation rentals in Hawaii.