I love books and I love walking. There’s no better way to combine my passions than walking to London’s bookshops, reading rooms, and other literary locations. If you’re the same, today I want to share my self-guided London literary walk and map with you.
It’s been a long time since I took a day trip to Windsor Castle. A decade, in fact. But given there will be no less than two royal weddings at St George’s Chapel this year, I figured it was time to go back again.
Valentine’s Day is coming. As if you didn’t know. If you’re like me, you’re scrambling for a date idea at the last minute. Or trying to find romantic places in London. Or boycotting the whole thing. But once the rose-infused chaos subsides, there are plenty of other days to go on dates. So if you’re stuck for inspiration this week or any other, here are 9 date ideas for London that can help you out.
It’s early morning in Bath. I woke up with the sunrise, and now I have the streets to myself. I wander up to The Circus and around the Royal Crescent, taking in the golden stone buildings and relishing the quiet. This fleeting experience is the highlight of my spontaneous weekend getaway to Bath, but it’s not the only thing I’ve come to love.
I’ve wanted to ski in Japan for a long time. Friends keep coming back raving about the powder, and I’ve been itching to hit the slopes. Now I finally have the chance, and I’m excited to go skiing in Nozawa, Japan.
I’d never heard of Kanazawa before we booked our trip. My boyfriend and I needed somewhere to stop on the way from Kyoto to our ski resort in Nozawa, and friends recommended it. So we booked ourselves 2 days in Kanazawa and decided to see where life took us. And we’re so glad we did.
If Tokyo is the head of Japan, Kyoto is the heart. A number of people have told me that, and now I’m here and starting to see it. With historic streets and temples galore, this city shows Japanese culture and tradition at its best. With 3 days in Kyoto, I plan to see the highlights and dig a bit deeper into the secrets of this place.
It’s not every day I’m greeted by a pumpkin. But Naoshima is not an everyday place. As my ferry pulls in, a sunset sky lights up Yayoi Kusama’s ladybug-spotted sculpture and I know my time on this island will be nothing short of magical.
Tokyo is vast. Every time I travel here I’m amazed by how big the city is. Even coming from a metropolis like London, this place seems to go on forever. Which is great, because each time I visit I find more to do. On this particular trip, I have 3 days in Tokyo and I know just how I’m going to spend them.