Queen Victoria had a significant impact on the Isle of Wight, and we have put together a guide to visiting the Queen Victoria related sites on the Isle of Wight. Queen Victoria first visited the Isle of Wight on a holiday with her mother in 1831 at the age of 12. She enjoyed her time on the Isle of Wight and kept returning, eventually purchasing an estate on the island in 1845. The Queen’s regular presence on the island helped put the Isle of Wight “on the map” as a Victorian holiday and wellness destination. She continues to intrigue travelers and her former residence Osborne House is now one of the most visited attractions on the island. Today there are a number of places you can visit that were connected to Queen Victoria or were popular Victorian era destinations, and these include castles, forts, scenic viewpoints, the oldest amusement park… Read the rest
Archives for November 2017
Paris Perfume Workshop: How to Make Your Own Perfume in Paris
Did you know that you can create your own perfume in a Paris perfume workshop? You have several options where you can develop your own personal fragrance with personal guidance from a professional nose during a perfume creation class in Paris. Laurence and I attended the Fragonard perfume workshop in Paris on my birthday and we had a lot of fun learning, sniffing, and concocting during this hands-on perfume workshop. Fragonard offers guests the opportunity to book a workshop that allows them to develop their own eau de cologne with personal guidance from a professional. Workshop attendees learn about the history of perfume, smell the main ingredients for eau de cologne, devise their own perfume formula based on their personal preferences, and then mix and bottle their own perfume. Interested in attending a perfume workshop in Paris? We’ll share a bit of history of perfume making in France, how you can make… Read the rest
Travel Photography: Do I Need A Travel Tripod?
A travel tripod is an easy way to improve your travel photography. Almost everyone travels with a camera of some sort to capture vacation memories while they travel, whether it be a smartphone, a compact camera, or a professional DSLR camera. If you are wanting to capture better travel photos, you may want to consider buying a travel tripod. Adding a travel tripod to your photography gear arsenal can help you take better vacation photos without a lot of effort. Today Laurence, an award-winning professional travel photographer, is going to cover the basics of what a tripod does, how it can improve your photography, and what situations are best suited for a tripod. He’ll also provide recommendations of a range of travel tripods to suit any budget, discuss situations when you should and should not travel with a tripod, and provide practical tips on traveling with a tripod. What Does… Read the rest