High season in Europe?  What high season?

High season in Europe? What high season?

“When is the best time to travel in Europe?”  Great question!  I think the answer is “whenever you can!” I am often asked about the merits of travelling in Europe during the so-called “shoulder” season as opposed to...
Being in History

Being in History

Visiting Europe is a kind of historical re-awakening – a way of linking to our collective past.  Walking down a centuries old cobblestone road, walking between centuries old buildings, I get the feeling that in some way, the past is alive in these...
“You don’t even have a tan”

“You don’t even have a tan”

Upon return from one of my trips to Europe in 2012, a neighbour asked me, “So what do you do when you’re over there?  I mean, you don’t even have a tan.” I actually did have some colour from hiking under the warm Italian sun in the...
Sick of election campaigns?

Sick of election campaigns?

–> As frustrating and at times exacerbating as election campaigns can be, they are an intrinsic part of the freedom that is the core of our civilization. The right to take part in choosing your leader has not always been a right – through most of human...