Notting Hill Carnival sights and sounds survival guide

The Notting Hill Carnival is a riotous mix of steel band music, flamboyantly colourful costumes and social atmosphere, hosted in London every August Bank Holiday. Here’s where, when and what to take.

Growing up is a choice: you don’t have to get married, buy a house and have kids

Financially and emotionally independent, expats know growing old is mandatory, but ‘growing up’ is not what it used to be.

Is it time to break up with travel? It’s hard to do

I sacrificed a lot for the love of my life, travel, and it had always given back. But then something changed…