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 were
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. Even
The Sanibel Island Polar Plunge occurs annually on the first of January at Tarpon Bay Beach at the “crack of noon,” allowing for all to recover from late New Year’s Eve celebrations the night before. Since 2001, local Floridians and tourists alike gather to submerge themselves in the sea. The
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.
Filipino foods completely won me over during a 3-day trip to Manila and the Taal Volcano. During those72 hours, I happily downed chicken adobo on rice, halo-halo and fresh seafood from the live market, cooked in the restaurant next door. So, naturally, I jumped at the invite for an evening
Up&AtEm Travel has recently been featured in the second edition of the newly launched Travel Pass magazine, a lifestyle magazine for travelers. The quarterly digital magazine serves to inspire those who do not yet consider themselves “travelers” and attempts to showcase a variety of travel styles. After all, what suits
An interesting cultural aspect of dining in Spain (aside from their incredibly late dinner times!) is sharing tapas. Tapas are small dishes, so a group will generally order several of these petite plates to make a meal. Eating tapas is a social endeavour, which emphasizes the communal aspect of dining.
On International Women’s Day, She Roams Solo published an interview with freelance travel writer and Up&AtEm Travel founder, Alison Roberts-Tse, about solo female travel. The new website and online community, abbreviated as SRS, focuses on issues that independent female travelers may face while abroad. The impulse behind the creation of She
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
“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
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
The Fort Myers Beach Sand Sculpting Championship held in Fort Myers Beach, Florida is essentially an oceanside art exhibit with live demonstrations. The 28th Annual American Sand Sculpting competition included artists from North America and a few international attendees, who collectively created statues from more than 2 million pounds of