Art & Culture

Miss Polly Rae - Between the Sheets Hostess

Between the Sheets: Burlesque on South Bank London

Turn up the fleeting British Summer Time heat with a visit to Miss Polly Rae as she stars in Between the Sheets at London South Bank’s Underbelly Festival. The Underbelly...

I Loved Lucy - set

I Loved Lucy: Tribute to Lucille Ball in London West End

Lucille Ball rightfully snatched her Queen of Comedy title, while starring as the determined, scheming redhead in I Love Lucy. The combination of Lucy’s indefatigable spirit, gumption and a pinch of...

The London Eye

Best London Finds from #Traverse17

The Traverse 2017 pre-conference events in London were the perfect excuse to travel locally. Since moving abroad for love and settling into the UK, I had stopped exploring the city....

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Curry Crazy on the Eating London Brick Lane Tour

Guilt prompted me to book the Eating Europe Brick Lane curry tour in London. Due to a salt beef bagel sandwich addiction fed by the nearby Beigel Bake, I spent over...

Tapas Day 2017

Tip Top Tapas on Spanish Tapas Day

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...

Processing the London Bridge Terror Attacks

Processing the London Bridge Terror Attack

We almost walked right into the London Bridge terror attack. Thankfully, a friend of a friend’s warning text message arrived just in time to stop us from heading into the...

On The Town - Set

A Night “On The Town” in London’s Open Air Theatre

For a break from London and a breath of old Manhattan, head to Regent Park’s Open Air Theatre for a showing of On The Town. Choreographed and directed by Olivier...

Masurca Fogo

Lisbon in London: ‘Masurca Fogo’ Dance Review

‘Masurca Fogo’ – Pina Bausch & Dancers (1998) The late Pina Bausch’s dancers brought a refreshing splash of Lisbon to London’s Sadlers Wells Theatre during a particularly long and dreary...

Tea

The Power of a Hot Tea in England

When threatened with a knife during a store robbery, the British employee requested to finish her tea. Although taken back, the burglar denied her the pleasure of finishing her hot...

Vibrant Pride Festival Photos

A whirlwind of rainbows, showers of glitter, streams of bubbles and pulsating dance beats – what’s not to love? You can literally feel the love, joy and support emanating from...

Henley Royal Regatta Aboard the ‘Alaska’

“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...

London Lumiere Festival

The free London Lumiere Festival premiered across the city of London from January 14 – 17. As the festival draws to a close, one of the trending Twitter hashtags is #LumiereLDN… with...

Statue of Liberty

Free Views of the Statue of Liberty

If you would like to free views of the Statue of Liberty from a boat without paying a cruise fee, consider boarding the free Staten Island Ferry for glimpses of...

3 Festive Florida Events to Inspire the Holiday Spirit

Jetting out of the frigid Midwest to celebrate Christmas surrounded by palm trees may cause cognitive dissonance, but what Floridians lack in snow, they make up for in holiday spirit....

Poppy Day: Remembrance at Tower of London 2014

Although Poppy Day occurs annually, the dramatic “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” installation by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper brought 888,246 ceramic poppies to the Tower of London...

Serpentine Pavilion 2015: An Interactive Rainbow Chrysalis

A segmented conglomeration, seemingly constructed out of cellophane and party streamers, was constructed as the Serpentine Pavilion 2015.

Filming of Chatty Man at ITV London Studios with Alan Carr

My sister-in-law snagged tickets to the filming of Alan Carr’s Chatty Man show at the ITV London Studios, where I ended up sitting at alone.

“Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Because of my museum-guilt complex, feeling guilt at attending exhibits whose information I won’t remember, I would not have shelled out 12 pounds for the Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibit...

London’s West End Live 2015

The ultimate fan girls and boys arrived at 6:00 AM to queue for London West End Live 2015, a free weekend of acts from different West End shows. The spectators poured into...

Fort Myers Beach Sand Sculpting Championship

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...

Open House London 2014

Open House London began in 1992 with the aim to “promote public awareness and appreciation for the capital’s building design and architecture [and to] open up London’s splendid buildings to...

1600 Pandas Take Over Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial

My roommate laughed, telling me I looked like a panda in my Pambassador t-shirt and white sunglasses, as I set out to view the temporary 1600 Pandas display at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial....

The Promise of 1600 Pandas in Taipei

In anticipation of the 1600 Pandas Exhibit during 2014, the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit decorated their metros to feature cartoon versions of endangered giant pandas of China and Formosan black bears...

The Biggest Duck You’ve Ever Seen in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Imagine your little bath-time rubber ducky on steroids and you can appreciate the magnanimity of Florentjin Hofman’s Big Yellow Duck, officially titled “Rubber Duck.” Its many incarnations of varying heights...