London: A Very British Tea at Hotel Cafe Royal

When in London, you are pretty much always surrounded by Very British Things (duh!), but there are some places that seem particularly British. For example? The afternoon tea at Hotel Café Royal, which comes complete with Tube-themed macarons and sweets reminding you to “keep calm and carry on.” Yep, God save the queen. The tea … More London: A Very British Tea at Hotel Cafe Royal

Quebec City: An Elegant Tea at the Frontenac

If there’s one iconic site in Québec City, it’s Le Château Frontenac, the luxury hotel perched smack dab in the middle of Old Town. And where there’s a hotel that elegant, there’s a good chance one of my favorite things will follow: afternoon tea, of course! Upon arrival at the Frontenac, we made our way to … More Quebec City: An Elegant Tea at the Frontenac

Thanksgiving in Los Angeles, or, That Time I Went to California for the First Time Ever

Despite traveling internationally with relative frequency for the last decade or so, there are certain large gaps in my travel résumé, and the one that tended to surprise people the most – myself included, perhaps – was this: in 29 years of living in the USA, I had never once set foot in sunny California. … More Thanksgiving in Los Angeles, or, That Time I Went to California for the First Time Ever