A Royal Affair

Post the excitement of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on the weekend, the crowds may have dispersed but not the love for British royalty. ¬†Hundreds of people lined the streets and the Long Walk leading to the castle hoping to catch a glimpse of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex.¬† Continue reading “A Royal Affair”

Three Essential Travel Items

Whenever I travel there are three items which I have found to be the most useful. These items are versatile and you can pack them into any size bag.

Frisbee

This circular piece of plastic is not only a social butterfly, it can double as a seat, plate or a security shield in your bag. I like to place it in the front of my daypack to act as a shield to protect the items inside from pushy crowds. Oh, and of course, it can be used to share a game with new friends.

Sarong

Possibly the most versatile piece of fabric you can pack into your bag. It has so many uses depending on your creativity. It can be used as a scarf, towel, seat, skirt, bag and a host of other things you will discover the more you carry it.

Umbrella

Traditionally used to protect you from rain, but the umbrella can double as a sunshade and more creatively as a weapon. I have always carried an umbrella with me, no matter what the season. Especially with the unseasonable weather around the globe right now. Fortunately, I have not yet had to employ the umbrella’s defensive capabilities yet.

A Little Adelaide Luxury

Walking into the Mayfair Hotel is like stepping into another world. Leave the peak time traffic sounds at the door. Walk across the bridge next to a circular staircase which leads to the restaurant and bar in the basement. You are suddenly surrounded by the peace and tranquility of English luxury. But this is not England. Continue reading “A Little Adelaide Luxury”