Nibbling and Sipping Through London’s Soho District 

Before I left for my trip in May, I was quizzing my expat colleagues about where the girls and I should eat and drink for our three nights in London. They all recommended one place: Soho. Though I've been to London many times, it was an area that, aside from the theatres, I had no paid …

City Girl Whisky Diary #1 – Scotch Whisky Experience

Whisky. The Scots call this lovely amber liquid  "The Water of Life". With this, you know that they take their Scotch very seriously. (For example, it's whisky, not whiskey with an 'e'. This is a thing.) And there are endless kinds. So if you're new to whisky, it can all be a bit daunting when …

Small Group Travel Tips and Recommended Accommodations

I've been back a couple weeks now from a really fantastic trip with some of my best girlfriends, and with jet-lag blessedly dissipated, I've begun to dive into my photos and notes. So many pictures, and a lot of information. And memories. Really fun and good memories. (Like this one!) For obvious reasons, small group …

Say what?! – The British Edition

I recently made a new ex-pat friend from England. We were chatting and the word "windscreen" came up about his car. He then said "That's a windshield, sorry need to use the North American word!". I already knew this but it made me remember that I had started a list of the British words and translations that …

The Napoli Diaries – Part 2 / Homemade Pizza

The last few days, I've been missing Napoli and the food. To be blunt, its that time of the month and I've been craving pizza and pasta. To my credit, I haven't stuffed my face with carbs - I've eaten completely the opposite (aside from the truffles that I've become addicted to). But today is …

Jet lag, Venison Stew/Pie, Edinburgh last days

And we're back. It's been a week and I'm now ready to finish documenting the trip. It snowed this weekend much to everyone's surprise. But it's sunny and beautiful out - I am grateful for no rain. It will make today's grocery trip much more pleasant. So, the trip. Numbers 28 days 8 (count'em, EIGHT) …