A Day In Seattle

If you have a day (or a weekend) to spend in Seattle, these are my top 8 recommendations for solo travelers who want to get their fix of the Pacific Northwest!

MoPop Seattle’s Fantasy Land!

A fantasy exhibit at the Museum of Popular Culture in Seattle has me enthralled! Definitely one for the bucket list, you can pet a dragon, take photos on a throne, check out weaponry from Lord of the Rings and see costumes from the likes of Harry Potter and more!

Suspended in a Vampire’s Lair

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!

A Technicolor Experience at MoPop Seattle

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!)

An African Safari Experience

With SO many of my American friends + clients booking safaris now that COVID is over and travel restrictions are lifted, I thought I would share a collage of beautiful photos from a trip I took in late 2019 pre-COVID. How many people in the world can say they’ve had a truly authentic African safari?…