Animal Massage

Following my ‘Wellness on the Water‘ article about watsu (water massage) and floatation therapy, my article about animal massage has been published in the Jul-Aug 2018 edition of RSW Living. Although human massage is quite popular, animal massage is less well-known. My piece, titled ‘Magic Touch for Pets’, discusses the basics ofRead More →

The Athenian Greek Beer in London

After J and I returned from Santorini, we did not expect to guzzle Greek beers until we eventually headed back some day – maybe to explore the Acropolis in Athens or monasteries in Meteora that balance upon tall rock outcrops. However, when we got wind of Greek beers at TheRead More →

Although you’ll spend most of your ski trip hitting the snow-covered slopes, traditional Apres Ski activities will undoubtedly brighten your holiday. After all, what’s a ski vacation without warming your toes by the fire, cupping a warm mug of hot chocolate in your hands? Even timid outdoor adventurers, who wereRead More →

St. Kitts Rum Tasting

St. Kitts Rum The St. Kitts rum tasting and cocktails evening was the perfect antidote to London’s typical, dreary winter weather. Rum is typically associated with warm, tropical countries, but St. Kitts rum may be overlooked because St. Kitts and Nevis is the smallest country in the Western hemisphere. EvenRead More →

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Winter inspires many travelers to pack up their bags in search of a tropical paradise. But even though you may need to bundle up, winter holidays in the snow can be just as magical! Travel bloggers share their best winter wonderland and tropical paradise destinations to persuade you to visitRead More →

Winter Wonderland vs. Tropical Paradise

This list of winter wonderlands and tropical paradises, hand-picked by travel bloggers, will inspire you to travel during the chilly months. Although it is tempting to hibernate at home when the weather gets cold, you can actively explore sunny, seaside destinations or picturesque, snowy villages instead of permanently parking on theRead More →

Although I’m not an Instagram mega-star, my top Instagram posts 2017 demonstrate that the Up&AtEm Travel Instagram account has come a long way since joining in 2016! My #2017bestnine reveals that my travel photos (and insightful or piquant captions, of course) have received 28,000+ likes. I never post all myRead More →

Have you heard of #Crispmas? The HIPCHIPS Christmas dinner in Soho offers Londoners a fun, festive snacking option. Whether the Christmas work party dinner disappointed again – or you need a holiday foodie fix before the 25th – HIPCHIPS Christmas dinner includes three seasonal dips to accompany their hand-made potatoRead More →

“Eat, Pray, Love,” Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir, follows her journey through Italy, India and Indonesia. She documents the fantastic eats in Italy, her lessons at an ashram in India, and her love life in Bali. However, these “where to eat, pray & love” travel blogger recommendations highlight other destinations thatRead More →

Trois Grandes Fugues - Marin - Credit Bernard Stofleth

Trois Grandes Fugues: The Premise The premise of Trois Grandes Fugues will pique the interest of “Project Runway” fans. Although created at different times, three master choreographers (Lucinda Childs, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Maguy Marin) all set unique dance pieces to Beethoven’s Die Grosse Fuge, Op. 133. With only theRead More →


Origami launched the 2017 Dance Umbrella festival at Battersea Power Station. Created by Paris-based Satchie Noro and Silvain Ohl, the 40-minute site-specific piece offers Londoners the chance to view modern dance for free in public spaces. Noro emerges from a carmine coloured shipping container, which de-constructs and reconfigures in newRead More →


BalletBoyz’ FOURTEEN DAYS presents four new pieces that were created and set on company members within two weeks. Inspired by the concept of “balance,” choreographers commissioned by BalletBoyz’ artistic directors were matched with a composer to making a dance piece with accompanying sound score. Although the time constraint challenged theRead More →

Cave of the Winds

The Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, overlooking Williams Canyon in Manitou Springs, Colorado, sits next to the picturesque Garden of the Gods. The garden’s majestic red rock formations, such as the “Kissing Camels” and the “Balancing Rock,” draw many visitors. But the rock formations and cave structures within CaveRead More →

Up&AtEm Travel Mystery Destination

Do you miss the days of watching Carmen Sandiego? More importantly, do you miss the mystery of discovering where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Well, I confess I’m no illustrious super villain, but geography and travel lovers can play the Up&AtEm Travel Mystery Destination game to fill the void.Read More →