Author - Cheryl

New survey exposes MOT myth

Almost half of drivers believe an MOT is a guarantee their car will be safe to drive for the next 12 months.
A valid MOT certificate only confirms that a car...

Europe

Iceland: Vikings! and Democracy

As an American I never really investigated my Swedish/Norwegian/UK heritage.That all changed after a spur of the moment decision to fly to Iceland for a...

World Scenery

Turmeric Cashews

Some fascinating emails have come through my in-box over the past decade. One example arrived back in 2015 from Erica Sonnenburg, which led to this write-up...

Asia

MY 12 FAVORITE HOSTELS IN BANGKOK

Bangkok is a wonderful city full of history, gorgeous temples, and excitement. It’s an excellent place for travelers as there is a lot to do and see here...

Travel

HOW TO SURVIVE OKTOBERFEST

“How many days are you at the Wiesn (Oktoberfest) for?” the German girl wearing her Bavarian dirndl across the table asked me.
“We’re here for five...

Travel

DON’T HAVE (TRAVEL) REGRETS

When I went to college (university for you non-Americans), many of my friends studied abroad for a semester. They came back glowing from life-changing...

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