Tag: travel

Mont Saint Michel: French Magical Surprise

Mont Saint Michel: French Magical Surprise and a European Travel Gem On the western coast of France, between the somber beaches of Normandy and the legendary seafood of Saint Malo, lies Mont Saint Michel. This place, as iconic to France as the Eiffel Tower, is a little village on top of a mountain (population:41), at the peak of which is an impressive monastery. The gates to the city close at night and only those who live, work, or have accommodations on the mountain can go through. When my husband and I began planning our trip to France, we were...

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A City Under the Magnifying Glass

A City Under the Magnifying Glass How to enjoy a weekend in Leeds… With city breaks being so popular these days, there’s absolutely no reason why anyone should overlook one of the most culturally exciting cities in the whole of the UK. From some of the most glamorous bars in the north of England, right through to some of the most idyllic, cosmopolitan cafes, Leeds really is one of the best places in the North of England to head off with your lady friends. Without further a-do, here are some of the great places to visit in the great...

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Torre del Mar Spain – Fabulous Feasts, Fish and Fun

Torre del Mar Spain – Fabulous Feasts, Fish and Fun Await Carlos was married to my mother and is the father of my half sister. He lives in Madrid and has a place in Caleta de Velez on the coast. We met him in the seaside town of Torre del Mar Spain. Like most beach towns, this one is situated right on a sandy stretch of beach and contains all the trappings of a seaside area you would expect–restaurants, shops and the lovely Chiringuitos which are open air restaurants on the beach specializing in seafood. We had a wonderful...

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African Adventures: Plan B – Zanzibar

Compiled By: Working Class Wanderer- Kathryn Mann Back when I booked my flights, to get the best fare possible I chose a return ticket with a 15 hour layover in London, essentially 7 PM Friday to 10 AM Saturday.  My thoughts of what to do with this time ranged from seeing a play, checking out a sporting event, or finding my way to an excellent meal.  What was out of the question was hanging around Heathrow Airport for the duration. At Cape Maclear, among the group of people I met at Club Gecko was Eve, of London.  When she...

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Time to Create your Bucket List

Time to Create your Bucket List When 29 year-old Kate Granger was diagnosed with a rare and terminal form of sarcoma (a form of cancer), she drew positive energy from creating her own Bucket List. With only months left of her life, she decided to live out her dreams and throw caution to the wind, including flying in a glider and cooking bacon on a camp stove in the moors. Her list was inspired by the film ‘Bucket List,’ starring Morgan Freeman. The main characters have terminal cancer and decide to draw up a list of all the things...

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Having The Courage To Change Your Life’s Path LIVE! YAK Wed., August 15th 11am EDT

Betsy Talbot & Alison Cornford-Matheson~How To Carve The Life You Want Out Of The Life You Have Betsy Talbot writes about carving the lifestyle you want out of the life you already have. When she’s not writing, she’s traveling the globe with her husband Warren and wondering where they will end up next. On their website, www.Marriedwithluggage.com, they share how they came to be world travelers, and share tips for all of us to follow if our life isn’t quite what we want. They are admittedly a recovering, 40-year-old, Type-A couple who learned that living large is not necessarily living...

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