Must See in NYC – The First-Time Visitor’s Guide
It’s easy to think “I’ll never have enough time for it all” when planning your first visit to New York City. There is so much history and culture crammed into Manhattan, let alone the other fo...
Around the World in Song – A Travel Playlist
I love music, and I love discovering new music as I travel. That’s why when my friend and fellow traveller Diane requested a playlist of destination-inspired music, I was up for the challenge. Howev...
Wagara: Decoding Traditional Japanese Patterns
“Wagara” are traditional Japanese patterns. They are historic designs, each with a specific meaning, originally created for decorating traditional Japanese garments – kimono and yakata.  The pa...
Your New England Summer Road Trip Itinerary
Breeze through significant historical sites, natural delights and creative highlights of America’s northeast with this 8-day New England summer road trip itinerary.  This route will take you to fiv...
Eastern State Penitentiary – An Eerily Photogenic Experience
Heavenly shards of sunlight hang from above, cutting through wafting dust particles and providing the kind of dramatic lighting effects that movie producers dream about. The peeling paint and missing ...
For the Love of Colouring: The Crayola Experience for Adults
The moment you walk in the front door of the Crayola Experience you are hit with a familiar waxy smell. It’s not a particularly pleasant scent, but it has a nostalgic appeal triggering joyful childh...
Creative Corners – What to do in Shanghai
Shanghai isn’t the picture of ancient culture I expected from China. Unlike Beijing’s obvious historical legacies, evidence of Shanghai’s quaint, fishing village past is long buried beneath urba...
Art Highlights of Boston and Beyond
Warning! I am not an art historian, I have never formally studied art. Like most people, I just know what I like and what inspires my work as a graphic designer and creative… this is what inspired m...
Inside a Postcard Perfect Maldives Experience
If you were to don rose coloured glasses in the Maldives, they would be blue. Take a cerulean-hued look at Maldives experiences from land and reef vantage spots around Baa Atoll. Explore when and...
Travel Inspiration for Dancers & Dance Lovers
One of the most fun ways to experience a new culture is through music and dance – whether as a spectator or by getting down in a class or at a cultural event. I’m not much of a musician, but I...
Ideas for Decorating with Travel Souvenirs
Been shopping for some soulful souvenirs on your world journeys? Want to put them right where you’ll see them every day and be warmed by the memories they carry? Here are some beautiful ideas for de...
Chagall Windows – Two Generations of Travelling Creatives & A Modern Art Lesson
When my mum was young, footloose and fancy-free, i.e. before I came along, she travelled. One of her trips to Europe included a visit to Israel. There she picked up a couple of soulful souvenirs—tap...