Hot Dog in the City


I'm back in the sunny Okanagan valley of British Columbia to keep company with the very cool Liam, Mister Liam if you please! Despite this "dude, let's party" photo, Mr. Liam is a very sedate and exceptionally well behaved lab & Great Dane … [Read more...]

My Paris Apartment


I was so delighted to have found this chic little flat for my 2 week stay over the Christmas holidays. This very comfortable and spotless one bedroom apartment really gives one the feeling of Parisian living with markets, restaurants, and shops just … [Read more...]

B&B: Antica Riva, Venice


Yet another great find! Our chic little bed and breakfast is perfect. Adriano met us and showed us around the apartment which has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a great and well-stocked kitchen and tasteful furnishings.He also provided us with … [Read more...]

Lotus Apartments, Palermo Sicily


After a great experience with our first Airbnb rental in Barcelona, we were delighted with the Lotus Apartment in Palermo and our lovely host, Hedvig. Hedvig and her husband, Tonino, met us with their car at the train and gave us a lift to the … [Read more...]

Hustle, honk, thonk!

Palermo apt, via Padre Congemi

Welcome to Palermo! Within minutes of stepping outside the secure baggage area we were approached by a young man who promised us a ride directly to our apartment at a bargain price of 45 Euros, and, he boasted "by an English speaking driver," no … [Read more...]

Couch-surfing at my son’s

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It's August and I'm in the lovely community of Lake Country, BC, just a few minutes north of Kelowna in the heart of the Okanagan where I'll be spending a few weeks. I thought that the rules for couch-surfing at my 20-something son's place would … [Read more...]

Video: Broads Abroad Travel Network

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Great minds really do think alike and Mandy Rowe's excellent "Broads Abroad Travel Network" for solo women travelers promises to make travel more affordable. Take a look at the hilarious video then sign up to get on the mailing list. The first 1,000 … [Read more...]

Tom’s Tree House


Sweeping unobstructed 270° views of Point Grey, English Bay, Stanley Park, and Vancouver’s North Shore mountains. This location is idyllic for its proximity to beaches, great restaurants, activities, transportation, and much more. I found myself … [Read more...]

Stanley Park Treehouse

Stanley Park, English Bay

I didn't realize right away just how amazing my new place overlooking a canopy of trees in Stanley Park would be! Not only can I watch the amazing herons swooping into their nests from my balcony, but the 'air-show' is highlighted by a stunning view … [Read more...]

Ohhhh Langley


Who knew how glorious Langley, British Columbia could be May? My stay at Catherine's Place was the absolutely perfect way to ease into my newly found nomadic lifestyle—spacious accommodations, a delightful garden, easy access to transit, and above … [Read more...]