Bahrain is the pearl of the Gulf. This 33-island archipelago is one of the world’s smallest countries, but it manages to pack a lot into a little area. Known for its exquisite pearls, historic forts, and more liberal attitude than some of its Middle Eastern neighbors, the kingdom has drawn me in and shown me a wealth of things to do in 2 days in Bahrain.
I can’t believe this is my first time in Peckham. I’ve meant to explore this London neighborhood for years, and I’m only now getting around to it. I’m glad I’ve finally taken the time, though, because there are so many things to do in Peckham that it’s going to take a few trips to pack them all in.
I didn’t move to London for the weather. This city has a lot going for it, but the climate isn’t always ideal. Then again, no place is perfect. I’d rather have gray skies in London than sun in some other parts of the world. And rain isn’t the worst thing, either. So if you find yourself wondering how to spend a rainy day in London, here’s a quick guide to help you out.
Britain’s beauty astounds me. From idyllic countryside to iconic cities, there’s no shortage of loveliness here. And the smaller places are some of my favorites when it comes to seeking out charm. If you feel the same, today I bring you 9 of the prettiest towns and villages in Britain.
It always surprises me that more people haven’t visited Glasgow. I’ve been coming here all my life—my grandmother was born and raised here—and the city has always been one of my favorite travel destinations. Now that I’m back I want to explore more of the highlights and convince you to visit, too.
It’s a quiet morning at London’s Columbia Road Flower Market. The traders have finished setting up their stalls and the blossoms are warming in the morning sun. Most shops have yet to open, but the scent of coffee drifts from a cafe window. I wander the street, taking in the atmosphere and enjoying the calm. This is how I start my perfect Sunday in London.
One of my favorite travel memories is a day I spent in London en route to Kenya. I was living in San Francisco at the time, and had an 8-hour layover in London between flights. I met up with a friend and we had a great time exploring the city before I continued my journey to Nairobi. If you find yourself in the same situation, today I bring you A Lady in London’s guide to spending a long layover in London.
The more I get to know Abu Dhabi, the more I like it. The emirate wasn’t on my travel radar until last year when I visited en route to Nepal, but the trip made me realize how much it has to offer and tempted me to go back. Which is convenient, because I’ve been invited on a sponsored trip to Abu Dhabi with the Department of Culture & Tourism and Etihad Airways. And while I’m here I find 7 reasons to fall in love with Abu Dhabi.