It’s summer! Or it’s supposed to be. London’s weather has had ups and downs, but my inner Californian is optimistic for blue skies ahead. If you’re traveling to the UK and don’t have room to bring your entire wardrobe with you, here’s my helpful summer packing list for London. Rain or shine, these 6 items will help you travel light and fit in with the locals.
Exciting news: the A Lady in London blog has been nominated for a National Geographic Traveller Reader Award. I’m thrilled that such a respected name in travel has shortlisted me, and honored to be in good company with others I admire. I would like to ask you to vote for A Lady in London. It would mean a lot to me, and you could win some lovely prizes!
Just when I think California has the most scenic coastline in the world, I cross the border into Oregon. Suddenly I find myself immersed in mist and surrounded by wildflowers, and I feel like I’m in a dream. This state certainly rivals mine in beauty. My Oregon road trip is taking me up the coast and inland, and there’s more loveliness to come…
The California coast is breathtaking. I’ve been driving it all my life and I still can’t get over how beautiful the beaches and boulders are. Today I’m especially in awe because I’m heading up the Pacific Coast Highway to Mendocino County, one of the highlights of the state. My Mendocino road trip is part of an epic drive to Seattle, and there are three places I have to stop before I continue north.
Hiking is in my blood. My home town in Northern California has more trails than roads, and I spent my childhood roaming the golden hills. But if there’s one place I enjoy hiking more than home, it’s Yosemite National Park. Famed for its dramatic natural scenery, it’s one of the best places in the world to get outdoors. Given this year is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service, I’ve traveled out to take on the best hikes in Yosemite.
People always ask me for San Francisco travel tips. Having lived there for years, I love sharing recommendations for my favorite off-the-tourist-trail neighborhoods, sights, and restaurants. Now that I’m in town again, I’m excited to share my guide to 24 hours in San Francisco. Forget the visitor attractions. This is how locals do the city.
In most cities, summer is a time get outdoors. Then there’s London. While elsewhere people make plans for picnics in parks, we prepare for indoor activities. Which is one reason why it’s worth heading to the new Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition at Tate Modern when it opens tomorrow. It’s going to be this summer’s hottest ticket, and I just got a sneak peek…
If you’ve been reading the A Lady in London blog for a long time, you know I’m kind of obsessed with dogs. The only problem is that as a professional travel blogger, owning a dog isn’t really an option. But what if a happy medium existed between owning a dog and having a dog to play with? Enter BorrowMyDoggy.
Sometimes I spend so much time traveling abroad that I forget how much there is to do within an hour of London. But when I get a reminder, I’m amazed at the breadth of things to see right here in England. Today I’ve found myself with 48 hours in West Sussex, there are 5 places I want to visit.