Glowing Pumpkins in Austin!

If 7,500 hand-carved pumpkins isn’t the perfect blog entry for my new “Chasing Light” series, I don’t know what is!

Chasing Light Around The World: Fantasy Exhibit at MoPop Seattle

In keeping with The Starlit Path theme “An African Travelling Under Starry Skies”, I’m chasing light around the world…

Found a starry trail at the Fantasy exhibit in Seattle’s MoPop’s Museum!

It’s officially named: “Fantasy, World’s Of Myth and Magic”, expect to spend pretty much the whole day inside the museum….pack light 🙂

Chasing Light Around The World: Found A Bloody Red Light Trail!

Is it a coincidence I was watching “Dracula” – the 2020 drama-horror Netflix television serial developed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, when I ended up in Seattle and found this exhibit which is all about cinematic terror and the unsettling emotions it brings about in us (and which we love, apparently). Take a peek inside MoPop, Seattle’s art museum exclusively dedicated to all things pop culture and their infamous “Scare Exhibit”, not for the faint of hearted!

Chasing Light Around The World: A Technicolor Light Sci-Fi Experience!

Take an intergalactic journey as you explore iconic sci-fi artifacts. More than 150 artifacts from iconic films and television shows, “Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction” invites you to experience the incredible range of storytelling found in science fiction: from Star Trek to H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, from big-budget Men in Black to the Philip K. Dick-inspired Blade Runner to the Battlestar Galactica series.

Tea at a South African Cape Dutch Hotel

Pre-COVID, I stayed at a fantastic hotel which is renowned for being one of the best 5-star hotels in the “karoo” of South Africa. Famous for their weeping willows, their outstanding amenities and not to mention their animal horns and hides – very much like Texas – a stay here will knock you back about…

Staying in an Aristocrat’s Palace in Poland

In Poland’s ‘Old Town’, leading away from the market square, is The Grand Hotel – tucked away on a cobblestone street. When it first opened, it was the most luxurious hotel in town. I write about its 65 antique-filled rooms as I notice how many Polish films and series are making an appearance on American streaming services, and reflect on this specific hotel’s majesty and beauty. After all – it was once home to a Polish aristocrat! Enjoy.

5 Must-try German Desserts!

Something you may not know about German culture is their love for their desserts! From Bee Sting Cake to Red Berry Pudding to Quark Pastries with Plum Butter – I give you the top 5 German Desserts to try (or to try make!)