How to spend a long layover in London

South Kensington, London

I’m an American expat based in West London, which isn’t far from London Heathrow Airport (LHR). A lot of flights from the US to Europe, Africa and the Middle East leave passengers with a layover in London, and it’s easy to get out and explore the city on stopovers of five hours or more. If I […]

Travel Video of the Week: Surfing with a Seal


How cool is this? Matt Stanley and Andrew Flounders were surfing off Amble on the North Sea coast of Northumberland, England “when this little guy came along and scared the hell out of Andy because we didn’t know what it was! It nudged his foot from underneath.” As the video tells it, “After an hour […]

5 fabulously festive English Christmas teas


The ritual of sitting down to afternoon tea has graced the households of Brits for centuries, and has become a tradition recognized by many restaurants and hotels, too. Families around the country come together for a mid-afternoon meal of biscuits, pastries and finger foods, all centered around the main event: a refreshing pot of hot […]

My Wimbledon Experience

Rafael Nadal's serve

I recently received a once-in-a-lifetime invitation from British Airways and Wimbledon Tours to go to the UK for a long weekend to attend WIMBLEDON! If you’ve always dreamed of going to the granddaddy of Grand Slam events in style, then listen up! Keith Prowse is the official Wimbledon Tours provider and they’ve been selling tickets […]

Travel Contests: Week of November 6, 2013

The "Other Keys"

This week’s travel contests include: Win a Trip to Longboat and Lido—Florida’s “Other Keys” Win two First Class tickets on Delta to anywhere in the continental U.S. (on Facebook) Win a trip to participate in Axe’s Black Chill Sweepstakes in Sweden Win a 4-night trip for two to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands Win […]

Babymoons for England’s Royal Baby Boom!

Duchess of Cambridge

Following yesterday’s announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to His Royal Highness the Prince of Cambridge, a collective sigh of relief and excitement has been let out across England and throughout the globe. As mother and son rest in hospital, well wishes flood in from around the world. It appears that the […]

Royal Princess Naming Ceremony Live from Southampton, England with The Duchess of Cambridge

Royal Princess Atrium

Check it out! On Thursday, June 13 The Duchess of Cambridge will be in Southampton, England to serve as the Royal Princess’ Godmother – the newest addition to Princess Cruises’ fleet. And I will be there in person to see the longtime maritime tradition of breaking a champagne bottle on the bow of the ship […]

The Duchess of Cambridge will name Royal Princess Cruise Ship

The Duchess of Cambridge will name Royal Princess Cruise Ship

Princess Cruises announced today that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will name Royal Princess, the newest addition to the line’s fleet. The ceremony at which The Duchess will name the ship will take place in Southampton on Thursday, June 13, and will be the highlight of week-long inaugural celebrations to welcome the vessel […]