The e-traveller hits the road again: lighter than ever

By Kate Foy

Image by Getty Images via Daylife And so it’s off to Sydney for the weekend for some theatre and catchups with friends.  Cate Blanchett is playing Blanche in Sydney Theatre Company‘s production of Tennessee Williams‘ A Streetcar Named Desire. I hear she’s not too bad at all! To stay in touch I’m equipped with a…

Have iPhone, will travel: the e-traveller another year on

By Kate Foy

I must say I’m missing my northern-summer travels this year. Perhaps it’s the cold westerly wind blowing outside as I sit here writing, while my thoughts turn to long, hot July days in the Mediterranean.  This picture is where I was one year ago – Knidos in Turkey.  For a few years now I have…

A mini challenge: the smart e-traveller

By Kate Foy

Image via Wikipedia I’ve written before about the various challenges I’ve set myself when travelling either to conferences or overseas: what to pack, how to minimise the clutter, how to stay in touch effectively and economically (time and $). One other challenge that remains for me is to get everything into one carry-on bag. I’m…

Packing for a Conference and Other Wily Tricks

By Kate Foy

Fellow-blogger Sue Waters cry for help on how to organise herself for a conference trip, evoked a stream of advice and tips. I couldn’t wait to join the queue ready to tell her how to reduce travel-anxiety, make lists, pack the right stuff, and arrive unflustered, have a great conference, and leave with everything (including…

Have mobile phone, will travel

By Kate Foy

I’ve actually missed being able to blog on a daily basis while I was away. I took to paper (a small Moleskine notebook) and pen to keep my random scribblings going. This way, I have my journal entries for use in another medium … maybe a webpage with a link from here? A project for…

Preparing a cyber-diary

By Kate Foy

My first trip overseas was waaaay back in 1968, and I was then, and still am, an inveterate recorder of sights and impressions. Then it was a leather-bound diary (which I still have) filled with memories. This time round, I want to try another approach. As I leave for London and far too much theatrical…