10 Things to Know About Croatia

Croatia has exploded as one of the top summer travel destinations in Europe. I'm not surprised. It's stunningly beautiful and still relatively affordable. I've been there for the past nine years straight (plus, I was born there). — Read More —

Austro-Hungarian Tour, Part Two – Budapest

It was 5:30 am and we were driving over the Chain Bridge (seen above), en route to the train station. The entire Buda side of Budapest was aglow in the most stunning rose gold morning light. Within a few seconds we were in a tunnel and I missed the moment to pull out my phone to take a photo. But I will never forget that image. — Read More —

Austro-Hungarian Tour, Part One – VIENNA

If I had to choose one European city to live in, I may very well choose Vienna, Austria. — Read More —

This is your captain speaking: Check those bags!

With March break in full swing and airports busier than ever, I thought it a good time to raise a travel issue that’s been gurgling for some time. And on my flight yesterday, delayed almost… — Read More —

Israel In Pictures

Now that I'm back from a week in Israel and (almost) recovered from the most severe jet lag of my life, I've had time to organize a few pictures. (It turns out one can accomplish a lot when awake from midnight onward.) Enjoy my album! — Read More —

Sicily in Pictures

Sicily - Italy's largest island (and the biggest one in the Mediterranean) is rich in history, mafia lore, stunning vistas, beaches and cliff-top towns. Better than telling you about it, here's a look at my week there, in pictures. — Read More —

Anna’s Favourite Travel Goods

Are you a world traveler? Or a busy parent ferrying kids to and fro? Perhaps you're a career girl on the rise and on any given day you're running from your office to your warehouse before jumping on a plane to head to a conference. Whatever your life picture, you're on the go all the time. I can relate. — Read More —

Navigating the All-Inclusive

When it comes to the quick tropical getaway, I’m partial to the all-inclusive. For the uninitiated, you pay one price, which covers your airfare, accommodations, food and drink. Some activities are usually included, but trips to the spa or excursions off the property are extra. — Read More —

Take Back Your Vacation

A vacation might be the most highly anticipated event of the year. It is a reward for hard work and a much needed respite from the stress, weather and general demands of every day life. Personally, I get so excited during the planning stage - anticipating all that I will do or not do, what I'll wear, eat, read and the fabulous people I'll meet -  that by the time I arrive at the airport, train station or rendezvous my expectations are sky high. And nothing can bring all that crashing down faster then arriving to a far less than acceptable place to rest your weary head. — Read More —

Time to Kill…In Banff

The view from my hotel room in Banff says it all, doesn't it? It is so mind-bogglingly beautiful it's surreal. It is like the supermodel of landscapes; hard to believe and impossible to look away from. It looks more like a Disney set than real life. Except it is. — Read More —