London is a city that no matter how many times I’ve been, I always end up discovering something new with each visit. Similar to my home in NYC, London is filled with so many mini-neighborhoods that have distinct and vibrant personalities that are always evolving. A few weeks ago, I traveled to London with my boyfriend who had never been to the UK capital before. In planning our days there, I wanted to be sure to hit the top sights to check off his bucket list while still venturing through some local neighborhoods and restaurants. My research led me to this post: the top 10 things to do in London, especially for a first-timer!
Borough Market is London’s oldest food market and is always on my list to visit no matter how many times I have been. Located in the Southwark neighborhood on the south end of the London Bridge, Borough Market is bustling with stallholders featuring the finest ingredients, quick bites and full-service restaurants, and often hosts fun cooking events and demonstrations. With over 100 vendors to visit and experience, Borough Market can feel overwhelming. Whether a first timer or someone looking for a refresh, enjoy my recommendations for the Best of Borough Market.
I recently went to Pensacola for the first time for my cousin’s wedding and traveled down a few days early to experience both the beach and the downtown area. I have been to the Florida Panhandle in the past as my boyfriend lived in Tallahassee during his Florida State University days and beyond. However, this was my first adventure to the beach where I gawked at the white sand beaches and calm blue waters. The town was surprisingly quaint and sleepy – a great escape for a mini vacation!
The longest plane ride I have ever been on clocks in at 15 hours and 40 minutes. This journey from Johannesburg departs at 9pm local time and arrives in New York City the next day at 6:40am. While a red-eye of sorts that allows you to eat up some time sleeping, there is still so much time left to kill! So how do you manage a long-haul flight? What are some tricks to settle in and actually enjoy the journey? Read on to find out!
There are few things I enjoy less than having to wait in line. Maybe it’s the New Yorker in me or my obsessive craving for efficiency, but traveling can certainly test my patience. From unexpected traffic to delays out of my control, I am always holding my breath until I am actually at my destination. So what has me sighing in relief? When I am able to breeze through TSA Precheck security or get home sooner after an international flight thanks to Global Entry. What are these programs and to which one do I recommend applying? Read on to find out!