Rolling with the Punches

Last week I wrote a post about my ill-timed visit to the tallest building on the London skyline.  How my excitement of visiting the Shard during its inaugural month was dampened when I arrived on the viewing deck to see nothing but mist and clouds. Even though I didn’t get the view the price of admission promised, my…

Tea Time in London

Posted in England| Food| London| UK

Tea.A flavorful drink that warms your insides, relaxes you, soothes a sore throat and helps you unwind.  A cup of tea can be a brief break from your day…but little more than that. When I first pictures people having tea in England, I imagined them sitting down at a table covered in lace, sipping from a…

Up in the Clouds

Posted in England| London

Just a day or two before my impromptu trip to London last weekend, I did a quick search of my email inbox to see if any of my favorite travel newsletters had unique “must do” recommendations for the city.  I’m definitely not much of a theater person and it’s probably best that I stay far away…

London: Fast and Furious

Posted in England| London| Photography

A weekend trip to London from the West Coast of the U.S. is not for the faint of heart.  The 20-ish hours you’ll spend on the plane will hardly seem worth the only slightly more hours you’ll spend on the ground in this city. But if you’re truly have a heart for the city like I…

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