This guide will teach you how to select the perfect hotel every time, no matter what city you’re in, with specific advice on what to consider before hitting “reserve now”. Here’s how I pick the best available hotel every single time, thereby ensuring we have a fantastic place to return to each night of our adventures.
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Blair Castle Hercules Garden in Blair Atholl, Scotland was one of the most beautiful gardens we saw in the United Kingdom. Take the time to stroll through the lush garden’s winding walkways, admire hundred year old sculptures, and take in the grand simplicity of this luxuriously tranquil slice of Scottish countryside after a tour of Blair Castle.
This month’s Q&A is all about How We Create Our Travel Itineraries. Learn how a professional traveler writer researches each destination, plans the most efficient route for each day, and what I do to avoid having too much or too little time at each attraction.
How to pack a hat box and travel with hats in a checked bag will give you all the tips and tricks to take your favorite sun hats on your next big adventure.
2020 was certainly a year. The pandemic shut down most of the world back in late February – early March, and nothing has been the same since. In early 2020 I had to indefinitely postpone more than 45 trips, some of which had been in the works for more than a year, I missed out…
What is a Michelin star restaurant? Restaurants that earn a Michelin Star are the best of the best in the culinary world, often times boasting signature dishes, incredible atmospheres, world renowned chefs, beautiful and skillful plating, and of course phenomenal cuisine. How does the ranking system work, and who determines how many stars to award restaurants? What happens to a restaurant when they earn a Michelin star, or when they lose one? How many Michelin starred restaurants are in the world, and which cities have the most? I’m going to answer all of these questions and more for you, so you know exactly how this system works, and why it’s one of the most coveted awards in the world.
I have always loved classical music. In fact, one of the first things Robin and I did when we started dating was to visit Chicago to see The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess, which was an four movement symphony and orchestral rendition of the beautiful compositions from the Legend of Zelda franchise (we’re both huge nerds, and we met at Comic Con!). Since then, we’ve seen all manner of orchestra and classical performances, from an event where they played the new Star Trek movies above a live orchestra that supplied the stirring movie score, to making it a point to enjoy local orchestras when we travel, we love seeing performances like these. When I heard that there would be a unique, entirely candlelit quartet performing spooky pieces of classical music in Detroit, I immediately purchased tickets.
There’s a difference between being a traveler and being a tourist, so this guide will help you learn how to be a traveler, not a tourist to avoid making any social, cultural, or legal mistakes when traveling abroad. Don’t be like the loud tourists on the train to Kyoto, or the tourist in London demanding to have the construction around the clock face removed so they could take a picture, and instead learn to be a confident, prepared, traveler.
This 10-Day Scotland and England Itinerary is a condensed version of our month in the United Kingdom. From London to Endinburgh and the Isle of Skye to Glasgow, and dozens of places in between, this will show you how to spend 10 perfect days in England and Scotland, and it includes flexible options to extend your stay in the United Kingdom for up to 3 weeks, or you can cut out things that aren’t what you’re looking for to make it a whirlwind 7-day holiday. I hope this helps you plan the adventure of a lifetime from London to the Scottish Highlands and beyond.
This Seattle Luxury Travel Guide will direct you to the most elegant and sophisticated things to eat, see, and do in the Emerald City whether you’re a local looking for something new to try, you’re in town for vacation, you’re honeymooning in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest, or if you’re simply looking for the best things to enjoy while in town for business or a special occasion, you’ll find everything you need to have an exquisite time, here.
Buckingham Palace has been the residence and administrative headquarters for the British Royal Family for nearly 200 years. This incredible building is more than 828,820 ft², has 775 rooms, its own post office, a sprawling garden, and much more, making it nearly its own city. For a short period each year, guests can enter the palace and explore some of the sprawling estate while the Queen of Great Britain is away on other business. Come along and learn a bit more about this astonishingly grand palace, in the heart of London.