Travel tip: Nail polish detects date rape drugs

Nail polish

A new nail polish detects date rape drugs such as GBH, Xanax and Rohypnol. This extraordinary invention has been revealed on one of my favourite websites Not Impossible Now. Four students at North Carolina State University invented  the nail polish. The brand is called Undercover Colors.  Women can simply dip their fingers into their drinks, which […]

Women solo travel tips

Patagonia Torres del Paine Chile

Here’s my tips for solo women travellers, which include safety and cultural awareness. It’s a big, bad world, but going solo can be a lot of fun.

Alla Madonna del Piatto cooking school

View of Umbria from Alla Madonna del Piatto

On a mountaintop in Umbria, Letizia and her husband Ruurd run a cooking school, Alla Madonna del Piatto. Winter is down time (kind of) but there’s lots of preparation to be done for the upcoming season to welcome visitors from all over the world. And they’ve just created a writer’s retreat.