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11 Cheddar Gorge Walks You Need to Try on Your Next Visit

on October 22, 2019

Dan and I recently took a road trip through Somerset, where we stationed ourselves in Cheddar Gorge for a few days, and tried all the Cheddar Gorge walks we could. I’d just spent the last two months hunched over in the library studying for my board exams, so I gave Dan full travel planning powers. My only requirement was somewhere I could get fresh air. Continue reading

7 Things To Do in Frome, UK That You’ll Love

on October 18, 2019
Looking for things to do in Frome? Frome is England's new favorite village - filled with indie shops and cobbled streets. But is it more than a pretty face? #fromesomerset #fromeuk #fromeengland #somerset #thingstodoinfrome #whattodoinfrome #discoverfrome

Driving through the patchwork farmland that characterizes the English county of Somerset is more than picturesque – it’s the definition of classic English countryside. Then, you arrive in the cobbled, winding streets of Frome and ‘picturesque’ reaches a new level. During my recent Somerset road trip with Dan, I knew I wanted to visit this quaint little market town… but besides being cute, are there actually things to do in Frome? Continue reading

Staying at an Eco Hotel in London: Qbic Hotel Review

on April 7, 2019
One hotel dominates the eco hotel London scene and that is Qbic London. Read on to learn about Qbic's eco initiatives, our stay, and things to do near Qbic. #ecohotel #london #londonhotel #greenhotel #qbic #qbichotel #boutiquehotel #designhotel

When Dan and I were booking our most recent stay in London, we wanted to experience the city differently. We’ve both been to London countless times, and while it’s a city that it is difficult to grow bored of, I still wanted to see it in a new way. A big part of that comes down to accommodation and location. That’s when I started looking for an eco hotel in London — a phenomenon I’ve experienced in Amsterdam and seen across the USA, so I was curious how London would compare. From my searches, it was obvious that the best eco hotel in London was Qbic in East London. It’s the only hotel that has completely branded itself around its efforts at sustainability. Which honestly came as a surprise to me in a city as innovative as London, but maybe nobody wants to compete with Qbic? We stayed at Qbic for three days, and this is what we thought!

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Let Me Be Your London Tour Guide: Hotels, Apps, and Things to Do in London!

on July 25, 2018

I’ve had a few USA friends travel to London lately and ask me for tips on this city I love so dearly. I have been to London countless times since the first time I moved to England five years ago. I think that is the true sign of getting to know a place… it becomes more a city you love than a city you can count your travels to. Which is why I would love to be your London tour guide too, and share all my London tips and secrets!

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2018 UK Summer Bucket List

on April 1, 2018

When I read that the April travel link up topic was “places you can’t get out of your head,” well I knew there was one special place I had to write about! The United Kingdom, of course. I lived in southwest England for 3.5 years, and my heart does a little twinge at that past tense. I was so sad to leave the UK when my visa expired, but like I mentioned when I left the country nearly four months ago, I know my story with the UK isn’t over yet. Continue reading

Goodbye, England.

on December 12, 2017

I felt a click the moment the wheels lifted off the tarmac. As in: it’s too late, there’s no turning back now. The frost on the airplane window is telling me this is no longer your home.  I watch London’s close packed grey roofs fade into squares of white, cordoned by dark green hedges. All of England seemingly covered in crisp snowflakes, never more beautiful than in this exact moment, gazing down from my window seat. Beautiful because it’s no longer mine. It is like the country I love so dearly is sending me a white flag of surrender, offering up a final goodbye. Or maybe the snow is a celebration (of me leaving? or of my years here?). Continue reading

What to do in Little Venice London: An Alternative London Guide

on November 8, 2017
London's hidden gem Little Venice is rising on the tourist radar. If you're curious what to do in Little Venice London, then read on for my guide!

What to do in Little Venice London is a good question, but the first question for most people is probably what IS Little Venice London? It took me years of living in England before I’d ever heard of Little Venice, and when I finally did I couldn’t believe that this unique area existed and me, a travel blogger, London lover, and frequenter of the city countless times, had never happened upon it! I suppose that is partly the magic of London: It is so vast and fascinating, that you can spend hours – a lifetime – exploring it and you’ll still happen upon new places to fall in love with. Continue reading

My Gluten Free Afternoon Tea London Bucket List

on August 16, 2017

Today, I’m excited to share my highly researched gluten free afternoon tea London bucket list! As you know, I am an afternoon tea fiend.  Being gluten free throws a slight wrench in that (what with the scones, the sandwiches, the pastries… basically everything but the tea). Luckily, however, London hosts a good number of afternoon teas that cater to us who are gluten free!  Continue reading