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Unique Holidays – Exchange Conversation for Accommodation in Spain’s Englishtown Project

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English native speakers from all over the world come to learn about Spaniards, their culture and their country and, in return for their time and their input, have their full board and lodging covered by the programme. The Spaniards, meanwhile, get to improve their fluency in the quickest, most intensive manner possible on earth. Both […]

Why Is Paris Considered One Of The Most Romantic Cities In The World?

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Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel and Bookpleasures is excited to have as a guest, world- wide Paris expert, Thirza Vallois. Thirza is the author of the three volumes of “Around and About Paris”, and another excellent book,” Romantic Paris”.Thirza has lived in Paris for the past 40 years and holds several post-graduate degrees from La […]

Interested In A Spa Vacation?

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Today Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel & Bookpleasures interviews Susie Ellis, President of Spa Finder Inc.Norm:Could you tell us a little about yourself and your expertise in spas, and why you became interested in them?Susie:I was athletic in my youth and naturally gravitated toward being as healthy as possible. After college in the mid 70’s, […]

Renault Announces 2005 Challenger Launch in Monaco

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Renault’s 2005 car, the R25, will be unveiled on 1 February in Monaco. Renault is the sixth team to announce the launch date of their car. Up to now, they are only the second to choose a non-testing venue. The Sauber team has chosen Kuala Lumpur to launch their new car.The Renault team has launched […]

German Castles — 4 of The Most Incredible Ones — Part I

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We have a long history here in Germany and very medieval castles also. Tens of thousands of tourists come to Germany day in and day out just to see and feel the “charisma” of our German castles.I will explain you 4 of my favourites and a little bit of their history. If you plan to […]

Pack For 10 Days in a Carry-On

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Successful packing is all about coordinating. Whether you are going on a business trip or for pleasure, stick with a theme. Believe it or not, you should be able to pack for a week to ten days in a carry-on shoulder bag and a 21″ expandable suitcase (which could be carried on if you are […]

How to Land Last Minute Vacation Deals?

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Is your last minute travel always more expensive than a well-planned one?For any last minute vacations, it pays to know when the most expensive travel periods are.The high demand for travel during certain periods drives the prices up for most essentials like airline tickets, cruises, hotel rooms and rental cars.Fortunately, there are a few free […]

German Castles — 4 of The Most Incredible Ones – Part II

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Welcome to the second part of my special report of 4 awesome German castles! As I already have told, we have a long history here in Germany and very medieval castles. You can find them all over the country, but those four I have focused on South Germany, so that you do not have to […]

Never Get Lost Again – Map Reading is a Thing of the Past

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Do you spend lots of time planning routes and checking maps on the road. You don’t have any more with a Magellan RoadMate.I work in the film industry, scouting locations for possible shooting. These can be in built-up urban areas and remote locations all over California.I often had problems finding my way, even with detailed […]

Taking the Stress Out of Travel

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The trick to successful and stress-free travel is planning ahead. Challenging, though it might seem, your goal is to think of every possible contingency that might come up, and take action before it happens. What will you do if your luggage is lost? If you get sick? If you forget your blue pumps? Being PROACTIVE […]