Thank you to Eva of Travel The Whole Wide World Receiving the Liebster Award nomination from Eva, blogger at Travel The Whole Wide World, was a wonderful honor during my first semi-serious year of travel blogging. Eva is from Germany, and became a travel enthusiast after her first trip to
I’m ready to say “sayonara” to 2K16 – a year that kicked off with a car crash and continued to metaphorically drizzle for its duration. Though coming home to J after a frustrating commute in each direction and a long workday multiplied by management’s pettiness, I was exceptionally thankful for
The promise of the nation’s best cheeses lured me to the small Spanish town of Trujillo. Dreams of creamy Manchego accompanied me on the three-hour ride from Madrid, as the bus trundled alongside fields dotted with vibrant yellow, red and purple wildflower patches beneath a cerulean springtime sky.
In August 2016, Up&AtEm Travel won the Best Travel Blog Award from BonAppetour. The competition entry, “Travelling in South Korea: An Experience with the Korean Police Force,” came out on top in the “Most Unique Travel Experience” category. The winning post details my rather unconventional and charming experience in South
Over the past decade, seemingly everyone who enjoys eating, owns a smartphone and regularly uses social media accounts is a self-declared foodie – or unabashedly uses the #foodie and #omnom[nom(nom)] hashtags. Functioning taste buds aren’t even a pre-requisite to fake-it-till-you-make it as an Instagram foodie. Yes, eating should be enjoyable
“Oooh, I bet you’ll see loads of Toffs at the Henley Royal Regatta,” breathed my co-worker. Noticing my befuddlement she quickly added, “You know – rea-llllllly rea-lllllly rich people in their litt-le boat shoes, boater hats and boating jackets with colours to support their club.” I translated this to mean
Intrigued by a hotel named Hotel Victoria Palace with only two stars and persuaded by past positive reviews, I booked three nights. Photos of the boutique accommodation belied a certain charm. Besides, accommodation rarely contributes to the quality of my trips, so as long as it didn’t detract the quality of
Networking: schmoozing, boozing and self-promotion, all while ingratiating the other party. While I’ve been a brand ambassador for large spirits companies, I feel strange promoting myself at the London Travel Massive party. But the private get-together was a great time to meet travel enthusiasts from all over the world!
Since my travel for budget is modest and vacation days are dwindling, I have resorted to second-hand experience of the other cultures via travel talks and museum or art exhibitions. A free guided talk from Matthew Williams-Ellis at his photographic “Tales from Latin America” exhibition on October 29 was