England

My Crazy Adventure House Sitting in Appleby, England

Selfie House Sitting in Appleby

I’ve just spent the past two weeks house sitting in Appleby, England. Between two wonderful purebred Spanish Water Dogs, snowstorms and getting locked out of the van, it was quite an adventure. My First Impression of Hilton Before I went to Appleby, I told a few people about my upcoming housesit. Many were shocked and for good reason. Appleby had …

Read More »

A Magical Day with Hiking, Gingerbread and Faeries in Grasmere

Rydal Water in Grasmere

This summer, I finally got a chance to visit the Lake District in England. While I spent time in several of the villages, Grasmere was by far my favorite, and not just because of their legendary gingerbread. Grasmere is just one of the dozens of picturesque English villages throughout the Lake District. Windermere is more popular and busier, particularly due …

Read More »

Reminiscing on My First Day of Travel Abroad Without a Plan

Selfie at Big Ben #3

It’s been many years since my first day of travel but still feels like yesterday. All I had was a one-way ticket from Los Angeles to London. Nothing else was planned. I only knew that I wanted to travel the world. Originally I planned to travel for 10 years and then reassess my life. It wasn’t long before that changed …

Read More »

London Food Tour: Learning All About the British Cuisine

Ella Delivering the London Food Tour

A friend once asked me what my favorite cuisine was. Without hesitation, I answered “British.” “That’s not a real cuisine,” he said. I beg to differ. England certainly has its own dishes, and a London food tour is the perfect way to learn about them. I won’t bother listing out every dish in the British cuisine. They’re already listed on …

Read More »

Discovering the Musicals of London’s West End

Wicked Stage at the Apollo Theater in London's West End

What are the attractions you first think of when London is mentioned? Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye are probably some of the first. The truth is that London is simply massive, and there are thousands of things to do, many of which are too often overlooked. The musicals in the West End were like that …

Read More »