So you’re deciding whether you should spend a few days in London or Berlin – you’re lucky to have the choice but making it won’t be easy! While it’s a big decision where to spend those precious few vacation days, the good news is that you can’t go wrong with these two capitals of cool. […]
We have lugged our BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light everywhere: Sintra, Lisbon, Seville, Stockholm and Copenhagen. We do this despite being reassured that many of the hotels and rental apartments where we’ve stayed could supply a crib for my son — usually even for free. But could I trust those cribs to be comfortable and 100% germ-free? No, of course not! Well, I just learned about a place where I (and probably any mom suffering from First Time Mom Syndrome) would let my son use the crib: The Suite Dreams Nursery at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, in London.
Athletes train for years to get into the Olympics, and travelers plan for years to attend the Olympics. But frequent guest blogger Jill Martin Wrenn decided to make a trip from Atlanta to London to see the Olympics when they were already in progress! This is an even more impressive feat than braving Disney World […]
Worried that there was nothing much going on in London in between the Royal Wedding and the 2012 Olympics? Come on, there’s always something exciting happening in London! Here’s some info about events taking place in London over the coming months in a guest post brought to you by TravelSupermarket.com. London is a vibrant, colorful […]
London is one of my all-time favorite cities — I consider her to be New York City’s prettier and more charming older sister. There is so much to see there, so I was thrilled when I received this informative sponsored guest post from Londonnights.com about the best things to do in London. London is one of […]
The Imperial War Museum North has the kind of name that makes you think that perhaps it won’t be all rainbows and unicorns inside. But despite its intimidating moniker and Daniel Libeskind’s imposing architectural creation, Manchester’s Imperial War Museum North makes one of the world’s most frightening topics surprisingly accessible (and not just because it’s […]
Harry Potter (specifically the lure of seeing the castle that starred as Hogwarts) was enough to get us to take a detour to Alnwick Castle in Northeast England on our drive from Manchester to Edinburgh. But when we arrived we learned that there’s a lot more to Alnwick Castle than being the location where they […]
By name, England's Alnwick Castle isn't that well known. But by sight? That's Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry you're looking at. Well, in real life it's the entrance to the state rooms at Alnwick Castle, a still-inhabited Medieval castle in Northumberland. But to Harry Potter fans, it's the ultimate destination as the castle's exterior […]
I watched Manchester United beat West Ham today at Old Trafford. It was a great experience, joining the cheering red masses at one of the most famous stadiums in the world. There's only one problem: I'm still not sure whether I saw a football game or a soccer game.
I saw 1,000 naked people at The Lowry (pictured above) in Manchester on Sunday. Well, I saw photos of them at least. In honor of the tenth anniversary of The Lowry, New York-based photographer Spencer Tunick came over to Manchester and convinced 1,000 locals to pose in the buff. The "Everyday People" exhibit runs through […]