The Best City Walk in London

History! Skylines! Cute markets! Beer! Palaces! I’m sure there are more comprehensive London walking tours, but the following route is hands-down one of my favorite London city walks. It’s the ultimate Instagram package, hitting a chunk of famous London sightseeing spots in combination with foodie delights and fresh air. The Best City Walk in London […]

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Postcard from Edinburgh

A few nights ago, sitting on the couch on a gloomy Saturday night, Tim poured us two glasses of whiskey and we settled in to watch a movie. He’d gotten Glencairn whisky glasses for his birthday; they are specially-designed with a tapered mouth to let you catch the nuanced smells of each pour. While he…

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Scotland Part 1: Edinburgh and a Taste of the Lowlands

“Tell me why you’ve always wanted to go to Scotland,” Tim says. We are fresh out of Edinburgh, heading north into the Highlands. Tim has spent the last three months on business in the UK, so driving on the left side of the road doesn’t faze him, though it is still strange for me to…

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Postcard from Copenhagen

I did by far the worst job preparing for the first leg of this trip—to be completely honest, I’ve put more effort into preparing a grocery list than I did getting ready for Copenhagen. So while I had a hostel lined up when I deplaned, I had basically no idea how to get there. I…

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Summer in Savannah (and bonus Oatland Island)

A few weeks ago I posted photos from Tybee Island—the first half of our trip. Saturday evening and Sunday morning were spent in Savannah and at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center. We made the quick drive from Tybee to Savannah around Happy Hour. Since Savannah allows open containers, our plan was to pick up cocktails-to-go…

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People to People: A Few Days in Paris

  After the French foodporn I posted earlier this week, it only made sense for this week’s #throwback blog post to be a travel essay about Paris. Enjoy! Paris, France—April 2009 Paris. There’s no other city like it. My goal for Paris was not just be a tourist. Did I want to see the Eiffel Tower?…

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Château Élan: A Charming GA Getaway

I’m embarrassed to say that despite being from Northern California, I haven’t actually been to Napa, and have only been to Sonoma once. By no means am I any sort of connoisseur of wines or vintages—but I do enjoy tastings, tours, and the general atmosphere of each individual winery. Georgia’s Château Élan was no exception. Here’s…

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