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Tips for Visiting the Space Needle – Seattle

By far Seattle's most famous and recognisable building, at 605 ft The Space Needle is the 6th tallest building in Seattle and is an iconic landmark. Built for the 1962 World's Fair that was...
Mount Rainier NP - your day trip from Seattle, United States - LifeBeyondBorders

Seattle to Mt Rainier National Park, United States. A great day trip

You may have seen Mt Rainier - the mountain that keeps a sleepy watch over Seattle.  It usually pops up in any outside shots of Seattle pictures, or in TV series (yes, I am...
Come on a street art tour of Athens, Greece

Street art in Athens by Alternative Tours of Athens

Love street art when you visit a city? If you're anything like me, you actively seek it out. So imagine my joy when I found a Street Art Tour of Athens...

“Girl Gone Greek” – my debut novel!

I'm so excited, I could burst!  In the summer of 2010 I was back in the UK visiting family.  One lazy summery afternoon, I was dozing in bed.  You know that halfway stage between...

Diane Kroe Travel Fashion

As a regular traveller, both long and short haul, I’m always on the lookout for well made, comfortable and versatile clothing. When Diane’s collection came to my attention by fellow traveller and author Savannah...

Interview with former Evzones – soldiers of the Greek Presidential Guard

Any tourist visiting Athens won’t have failed to experience them—you know, the soldiers that stand guard outside Parliament with dead straight faces; not flinching, not moving a muscle and occasional doing a funny walk....

A look around Tiverton, Devon, UK

I'd never really been a fan of Tiverton.  Nestled in mid-Devon, a county in the south-west of the UK, I can attribute my lack of enthusiasm for the place to having grown up as...

LHR Terminal Two – The Queen’s Terminal

I had a lovely visit to my home country - the UK - this summer (2014).  As I said in this post, it's nice being a tourist in your home country.  Alas, the weather...

East Street Market – South London

East Street Market is located in South London - London Borough of Southwark to be exact.  The summer of 2014 saw me spending some time in London with friends.  Being British, I never tended...

Kastellorizo – Dodecanese

And so to another Dodecanese island, as part of my research for the Rough Guide to the Greek Islands. I travelled from Rhodes to Kastellorizo by ferry.  It took longer than I thought: about three...

Karpathos – Dodecanese

I am one LUCKY girl!  Yes, I was offered the chance to update the latest Rough Guide edition of Greece & the Greek Islands (due for publication 2015).  So of course I took up...