Unique Travel Gifts for Creative Globetrotters
Knowing you have bought the perfect gift for someone can be one of the most exciting feelings in the world; when you don’t want to wait until their birthday or [insert relevant celebration here] to ...
Fabulous Gifts That Give Back
As travellers, we are well aware of the many problems in our world. When shopping for gifts, I like to look beyond the direct recipient to see if what I’m gifting can have a greater impact. Here I s...
Pumpkins, Poppies & Parkin – November Holidays Around the World
From Mexico’s Day of the Dead to the lights of Hindu Indian’s Diwali, here are the must-know November holidays around the world. A 101 on the origin and traditions of each festivity or commemorati...
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...