Month: February 2013

Travel: Bet on a good time in Sin City

Passport control at Las Vegas’s McCarran Airport, and I’m braced for a grilling from a immigration officer trained to make innocent holidaymakers feel like KGB spies infiltrating Cold War West Berlin. But a quick glance into this particular border guard’s… Read More ›

Travel: Heaven is a place on berth

My beloved has longed to see Florence since childhood. To walk its cobblestone paths and piazzas, sip espresso in its elegant cafes and gaze upon its Roman palaces. All the chatter before our Mediterranean cruise was about the rare beauty of Italy’s renaissance city, built by Julius Caesar himself and… Read More ›