About Elizabeth Gourd

Elizabeth Gourd suffers from an acute case of the wanderlust, which no amount of travelling or adventure can cure. She has lived in London, New York, and Berlin; experimented with nomadism in North America, and climbed to the freezing heights of Kilimanjaro on a whim. Future travel plans include getting lost in South Africa, keeping a menagerie in Europe, and finding herself in India before she is old.

Florida: The Best Golf Courses in Palm Beach

  In that imperative, time-honoured question to golf or not to golf, the answer is always, invariably, to golf. With five superlative courses within Palm Beach proper, and many more besides, the ever-exclusive golfing greens of Palm Beach are a honeypot for celebrities and millionaires … Continue reading
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Discovering the Emirates: Things to do in Fujairah

Located on the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates, Fujairah sets itself apart. This picturesque region of rugged mountains and unspoiled beaches is the youngest of seven sibling emirates, and has all the opportunity for prosperity and growth, with none of the overdevelopment. Take … Continue reading
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Discovering the Emirates: Things to do in Ras Al Khaimah

  When drifting through the lone and level sands of Ras Al Khaimah, one half expects to find two vast and trunkless legs of stone bearing the inscription, “Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” Among the crumbling ruins you’ll find the legendary Queen … Continue reading
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Things to do in Sharjah: Discovering the Emirates

Despite being within a camel’s spitting distance of the international metropolis of Dubai, the neighbouring Emirate of Sharjah rarely gets a mention. But it deserves one: branching between the dominant chunk of land that comprises the capital city, and a few minor exclaves that remain … Continue reading
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Glamping in India: The Best Luxury Tented Camps

Rajasthan isn’t known as the land of kings for nothing: golden deserts stretch out into rolling hills of ruby-coloured earth, scattered with the barren glory of ancient ruins. What better way to explore this majestic landscape than to spend a night glamping in India, sleeping … Continue reading
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A Bargain Hunter’s Guide to Shopping in Mumbai

For the seasoned shopaholic, there’s nothing more exhilarating than bargain hunting in the sprawling, cosmopolitan city of Mumbai. Whether you’re in the market for designer discounts or shabby antique gems, the Hindi expression, sab kuch milega – “˜you will get everything’ – rings true: Mumbai … Continue reading
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Frank Lloyd Wright in Buffalo: An Architectural Tour

A tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s stunning Buffalo buildings does not only exhibit some of the best works of America’s most renowned architect, but also the history of his friendship with Darwin Martin, a self-made millionaire and Larkin Soap Company executive who supported Wright financially … Continue reading
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