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Top Travel Tip: The Boundary Roof top – London

Top Travel Tip: The Boundary Roof top – London

Today’s Tip: The boundary Roof top, Shoreditch London is known for its grey, drizzly weather, but when the sun does come out the city  is dazzling and a peaceful rooftop bar is the perfect place to enjoy a balmy evening. The Boundary, one of  Terence Conran’s projects, is a beautiful boutique hotel with three restaurants … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Fernandez and Wells – London

Top Travel Tip: Fernandez and Wells – London

Today’s Tip: Fernandez and Wells, St Annes Court London is rammed with fabulous restaurants and the five Fernandez and Wells locations are welcome additions to the city’s culinary landscape. Each spot has slightly different offerings, focusing on espresso, cured meats, cheeses and delicious wines. The St. Annes location is a tiny welcoming space tucked in … Continue reading

3 months of travel in 3 minutes

3 months of travel in 3 minutes

Last year I was lucky enough to spend three whole months traveling.  I nearly made it all the way around the world from Europe, to the Middle East, through the US and around South East Asia. I saw some wonderful places, met fascinating people, and got to celebrate a few milestones with good friends. I … Continue reading

A rolling stone

A rolling stone

It has been just over one year since I decided I’d had enough of Washington, DC and set off on this adventure.  Since then I have been to seven countries and countless cities.  I have traveled by plane, train, subway, boat, motor scooter, bike, car, bus, and on foot.  I’ve lounged poolside, hiked up volcanoes, … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: The Fryer’s Delight, London

Top Travel Tip: The Fryer’s Delight, London

Today’s tip: The Fryer’s Delight Fish and chips is the ultimate classic British fare. And chippys are everywhere in London. They all claim to be authentic, but some are of course better than others, and I think Fryer’s Delight in Central London near Holborn Tube station, is one of the best. The small shop is … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Vintage Heaven, London

Top Travel Tip: Vintage Heaven, London

Today’s tip: Vintage Heaven I love vintage things.  The clothes, the furniture, the shapes and colors and prints of the past inspire me.  So I was delighted to find Vintage Heaven on Columbia Road in east London. Right past the famed flower market, the little shop is full of vintage dishes, kitchenware, and decor in … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Haus, London

Top Travel Tip: Haus, London

Today’s Tip: Haus Everyone likes to pick up momentos from their travels (well most people do, especially me).  Haus, a tiny design shop right on the edge of Victoria Park in east London, has some beautiful things to remind you of your time in the city. While the shop is small, it is packed full … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: The Pavilion, London

Top Travel Tip: The Pavilion, London

Today’s tip: The Pavilion London is full of fabulous parks. But Victoria Park in East London might be my favorite. Overshadowed by the more famous Hyde Park and others,VIctoria Park feels almost private a lot of the time. With vast, perfectly manicured green lawns, grand, towering trees of every texture, size and shape, walking and … Continue reading

The view from the window seat

The view from the window seat

I always like to get a window seat if I can.  Not only so I can lean my head against the vibrating wall on long haul flights, but also for the view. A few years ago, I was flying somewhere from San Francisco, I forget where, and I happened to look out the window just … Continue reading

Best laid plans…

Best laid plans…

Travel can be one of the most rewarding, exciting, and in some cases luxurious ways to spend one’s time. It can also be frustrating, difficult and downright miserable. And that switch from good to bad can happen in the blink of an eye. The mountain of travel plans I have stacked up for this summer … Continue reading

Setting sail for a summer of travel

Setting sail for a summer of travel

The only word to describe Nice at the moment is: glorious. The summer is in full Mediterranean bloom and the weather is beyond perfect. The deep aqua sea is putting on its best sparkle for the hordes of visitors who stare in awe and the magic golden sunshine saturates every corner of the city until … Continue reading

Water, Sewer, Gas, Electric

Water, Sewer, Gas, Electric

In my travels during the past couple of years, I started noticing all of the varied utility covers embedded in the roads and sidewalks in cities all over the world. I became so fascinated with the rustic, industrial, beauty of the water, sewer, gas and electric lines and covers, I have started a photographic collection … Continue reading