Paddington Bear

In October 1958 a book was published about a little Peruvian bear who showed up at Paddington Station in London, England . Who would have thought that little bear would gain worldwide fame, have 26 books written about him and become a TV and film star?

The Manchester Bee

In my recent travels to Manchester, England, I saw bees everywhere. I couldn’t help but wonder where these bees had come from and what they were all about…

Queen Victoria in Nice

  Queen or Spice Girl? One evening while dining with a British friend and his teenage daughter, we were talking about the British influence in Nice.  Our friend said, “I think the tourism really picked up after Victoria came here”.  His daughter perked up, “Victoria Beckham?” Afraid not No, the history of British tourism in…