The disclaimer on the ticket states that The Cauldron is in no way, shape or form affiliated with Harry Potter. And yet, I imagined myself careening through the wall of Platform 9 3/4 as I entered the door of The Cauldron London Magical Cocktail Experience.
I think that food is one of the greatest indicators of culture. The way people shop for ingredients and prepare meals tell you a lot about their tastes and the land; the stories told around the table are indicative of the heart and values of the culture. And so when I visit a new city […]
When I visited Scotland last Autumn, I went with two goals: to find the Loch Ness Monster and to discover the most unusual places to stay in Scotland. I succeeded at only one of my goals. The weather in Scotland was to blame for many of my planned activities’ cancellations (apparently it’s not safe to […]
Nearly every little girl fantasizes about being a princess. For most, the dream ends when we hang up our toy tiaras, trading it for the stability of ‘real life.’ But what if that dream could come true… even just for a day or two? When I booked my trip to Scotland, I scoured the internet […]
When the hustle and bustle of London gets a little too hustley and bustley, it’s time for an escape from the city. I rounded up a couple girlfriends and made for Bristol, less than three hours by bus from London. While Bristol is significantly less populated than London, the metropolitan area is the 12th largest […]
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. And we all know Rudolph. But do you know Baffin, Nutti, Camus or Spike? They’re members of the Cairngorm reindeer herd in Britain’s largest national park. These lesser-known reindeer hail from the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland. Yes… you heard […]
When you join Eating Europe’s East End Food Tour, you’re not just joining another food tour. You’re waltzing through history as you traipse through an area of London once teeming with violence and known to be the home of notorious criminals of days gone by (ahem- Jack the Ripper).
When I think afternoon tea, I think perfect manners and pinkies up. I imagine layering scones with dainty amounts of jam and clotted cream with my grandmother (who, in my imagination, looks suspiciously like the Queen of England), not quirky afternoon tea. London always has a way of surprising me though. What I discovered in […]
There’s something magical about Christmastime in London. There’s a feeling of anticipation in the air, as if you’re the star of a romantic movie and absolutely anything can happen. Crowds and chaos fade away as the street performers adopt a merry mood and travelers pause to gaze at the holiday window decorations. Walking the streets […]
Cardiff, Wales is unlike any capital city I’ve ever visited. Forget any preconceived notions that capitals are over-crowded, ultra-busy and unfriendly. Cardiff is a breath of fresh air, and quite possibly the friendliest city I’ve ever visited. Strangers stopped me on the street to find out if my accent is American. I braced myself as […]