Archives for August 2011

How To Make Trip Advisor Work For You

Can you trust what you read on Trip Advisor? I've read much and I've heard much about the validity of the reviews on Trip Advisor.  There are some who think the good ratings are paid reviews and there are some who think the bad reviews are just disgruntled customers.  I think Trip Advisor is an … [Read more...]

Travel Collections – What Do You Collect?

Do you have a travel collection?  Do you set up rules on how the items can be collected?  Do you have to actually go to that place, or will you accept other people adding to your collection?  Right now, I have one active collection, but I've had a few others. About 25 years ago, I started a … [Read more...]

Video: Black Chick in Saudi: My Abaya

This is a video about me shopping for an Abaya in Saudi Arabia.  You can read the entire story here:  Black Chick in Saudi  The thing is, most "western" women (who aren't Muslim) who move to Saudi Arabia, has to get used to the concept of the abaya.  I think the reason for this is that it represents … [Read more...]

Chill Out at the IceBar Stockholm

Don't you just have to go to an ice bar if you're in Sweden?  It's like a law or Stockholm 101 or something. Once known "Absolut Ice Bar," it is now 'IceBar Stockholm' by the IceHotel. However, none of this makes it any less fabulous. It's still the world's first permanent ice bar, made from 100% … [Read more...]

5 Things I Love About Stockholm

Stockholm is the first European city that I visited. In fact, I got my first passport, in 1997, to take that trip. I love this city. It's one of my favorite European capitals. There are quite a few reasons why I love Stockholm, and why I keep going back. I've decided to share just a few of them. In … [Read more...]