People always ask me for jet lag tips. Having traveled to over 100 countries, I’ve seen all sides of time-zone affliction. Whether it’s traveling to Asia and the Americas with only a few days in London in between, or going back and forth between the UK and the US multiple times in a month, I’ve been a jet lag survivor. But over the years I’ve developed strategies to overcome jet lag, and today I like to think of myself as a jet lag conqueror. If you want to be one too, read on for my 7 steps to overcoming jet lag.
It’s that time of year again. The days are short, the nights dark, and winter is setting in. Normally I don’t get excited about things like this, but when it means London is cold enough for water to freeze on the ground I start to buzz. Because I love getting my skates on, and the city has some amazing places to do it. If you’re feeling the same, today I bring you inspiration in A Lady in London’s guide to 5 of the best ice skating rinks in London.
My favorite thing about this time of year is visiting Christmas markets. One year I flew to Germany for a day just to visit the ones in Cologne. A few weeks ago I made a special trip to Edinburgh for its big markets. And now I’m heading to York to explore the city’s offerings and put together a York Christmas market guide for you.
I love a good Christmas market. Whether it’s a traditional German one, a stylish Parisian one, or a contemporary Viennese one, I revel in their festive cheer. But perhaps the best thing about them is that I don’t have to travel to Europe to find one. The UK has plenty, and they’re getting bigger and brighter every year. So today I bring you A Lady in London’s 7 British Christmas markets that will get you in the seasonal spirit.
Christmas trees are popping up all over London. Everywhere I go there’s a fir decked with lights and baubles. Some are seasonal staples, others new additions to the London Christmas scene, and all are getting me in the mood to belt out carols as I walk down the street. In wandering, I’ve come across a lot of Christmas trees in London, but there are 7 that stand out above the rest.
It’s time for books again! I recently wrote about 21 books to read while traveling and 11 books to read about London. To continue in that vein, today I want to share my 15 picks for books to read in England. I’ve read all of them and I hope they inspire you to travel in the UK and keep you company while you do.
Is it just me, or does Britain get more into Christmas every year? When I first moved to London, there were a few stray markets and some lights. 10 years on, the whole country has embraced the season in spectacular style. And this year I’ve seen it most clearly in Edinburgh. After a day of exploring the highlights, today I bring you A Lady in London’s 5 things to do in Edinburgh at Christmas.
For the last three years I’ve written blog posts about where not to travel in the new year. They’ve gotten such overwhelming responses that it’s become an annual tradition. So today I want to share A Lady in London’s guide to where not to travel in 2018. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll avoid these 5 places in the coming year.
When I think of Greek islands, I think of Mykonos. It’s hard not to, what with its reputation for being one of the most popular places to travel in Greece. So after 5 days on the mainland, 4 days in Santorini, and 2 days in Tinos, I can’t resist ending my trip with 2 days in Mykonos.