Soaking up history in Bath, England, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Destinations / England / Europe / Experiences / Touring

Soaking up history in Bath, England, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage city and home to England’s only hot springs, is an easy day trip from London via train. I only spent about six hours in this delightful city—with most of that exploring the Roman Baths and the Thermae Bath Spa’s New Royal Bath, but I hope to return and immerse myself … Continue reading

Chasing rainbows in County Donegal
Destinations / Europe / Ireland

Chasing rainbows in County Donegal

On a map, Ireland’s northwestern corner appears as if a giant stepped on it, splaying the land into fingers webbed by a raggedy-edged coastline. Wind-scoured headlands cradle swaths of sand, forested valleys shelter shimmery ponds, and heath-clad mountains overlord barren peat bogs. It’s expansive yet intimate, tame yet wild. In spring, like much of the … Continue reading

Fantasia in the skies: Northern Lights in Churchill, Manitoba
Canada / Destinations / Experiences / Manitoba / Outdoor adventures

Fantasia in the skies: Northern Lights in Churchill, Manitoba

It’s midnight, and it’s 44 degrees below — yes, below — zero. Celsius, Farenheit, it doesn’t matter; the scales meet at 40 below. At this temperature, silence is noisy. Snow squeaks, trees moan, ice creaks. I’m lying on frozen tundra swathed in layers of down, wool, and high-tech fabrics, cursing the cold. Then a glimmer … Continue reading

Aston Martin DB9 + James Bond + Isle of Eriska = luxury escape
Destinations / Dispatches / Europe / Experiences / Scotland / Touring

Aston Martin DB9 + James Bond + Isle of Eriska = luxury escape

Be Bond, James Bond: Put yourself behind the wheel of an Aston Martin and tour some of the iconic locations featured in The Spy Who Loved Me, From Russia with Love, and Skyfall. On the Luxury Ashton Martin 007 package, you’ll drive an Aston Martin DB9; stay two nights at Isle of five-star Isle of … Continue reading

When Galaxies collide: Eating through Paris with my Facebook cybertwin
Destinations / Europe / France

When Galaxies collide: Eating through Paris with my Facebook cybertwin

Despite all-but confirming it to memory, I glanced once more at the message on my screen as the Eurostar, the high-speed train from London, docked in Paris’ Gare du Nord station. “I have managed to get all days off while you are here,” my doppelganger had written. “Did I mention how excited I am! Feel … Continue reading