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When Your Memory Goes, Forget It!


travel, spa, art and superfluous musings for the recently empty nested

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Numerous travel companies are presenting solo travel packages for next year. Strategise in advance and ensure that 2024 becomes an unparalleled year of travel adventures!


In the Spotlight: April

Travel is Fatal to Prejudice, Bigotry and Narrow Mindedness

-Mark Twain


Fearing the empty nest? Don't! Since my children have flown the coup, I have had time to refocus on my passions of travel, art, and writing.  This little blog is a handy tool that helps me share what I have learned with others.


I grew up in the States, but have lived a large chunk of my adult life in the UK. I now split my time between London and South Africa as well as chasing the sun around the world. 


 When my nest emptied, I began to plan my trips according to my own schedule, indulging in going solo. Once one gets used to traveling solo, it can be a very freeing experience. I seek out interesting, informative and unique experiences, and proffer advice with my network of readers.  I also have a lot of fun!


 Spa retreats and personal growth travel are core to what I do.  If there was a master's degree in the art of booking massages, I would be a scholarship student! I also plan to conquer Europe one city break at a time and with all that effort, I need as many beach holidays as possible. 


So please enjoy reading my tales of travel. I hope you are encouraged to get on that plane and perhaps have a few giggles along the way.


When my large young family lived in various international postings, I navigated foreign grocery stores for delicious ingredients.  I mastered reading labels and cooking healthy, quick meals from local sources, and I became quite the foodie, even before 'foodie' was a word. Now as an empty-nester and devotee of food travel networks, I  interpret those old recipes into smaller, even tastier versions. 


Being an editor and food/wine travel columnist,  I travel the world sampling indigenous recipes which I share on Old Bag on a Plane. I also love wine!



Now is an opportune moment to pause and contemplate living our best life while upholding economic and environmental responsibility. While I cherish jet-setting with loved ones, I recognise the value of mindful indulgence and responsible travel. I love being with my adult children and grandchildren, and I write about how we are able to travel together while respecting each other’s travel needs and varying budgets. 

I also explore maintaining my fitness during work and travel and share insights on promoting mental well-being through exercise and dietary choices.


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