Concorde Room Heathrow

British Airways Concorde Room (First Class Lounge) Review at Heathrow

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Airlines, Business Travel, Heathrow Airport (LHR), London, Travel with Mom

I’ve read it’s been called “The Millionaire’s Door” and Mom and I got to walk through that door after we passed through fast track security at London Heathrow Terminal 5.  We were greeted at that door by a British Airways staff member who looked at our boarding passes and said “Welcome”.  I opened the nondescript […]

Sky Garden London View inside

Sky Garden London Review: Free Skyline Views and a Rooftop Bar

Posted on 8 CommentsPosted in Gardens, London, London Sightseeing, Travel with Mom

Londoners are quite funny as they name the new buildings in the city based on their shapes – there’s the Gherkin, Cheese Grater, Shard and the Walkie Talkie.  I’m not sure of the proper names of the buildings or even their addresses but everyone seems to know what you are talking about if you say […]

Paris Opera tour Ballroom

Mom’s First Trip to Paris & London – The 10 Day Itinerary

Posted on 5 CommentsPosted in Europe, Family Travel, London, New York, Paris, Points World, Travel with Mom

My “travel hacking” hobby as some call it, has definitely provided me with unbelievable memories from trips around the world.  One of the best parts of this “hobby” is sharing the travels with my family.  Two years ago, my then eleven year old niece, traveled on her first trip to Paris & London (business class) […]

London Eye Horse Guards

25 London Travel Tips to Help You Plan, Shop, Eat and Find Hidden Gems

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Insider Tips & Tricks, London, Travel, Travel Tips

Whenever I’m asked for London Travel Tips, I tend to talk really fast, excited that folks are going to the city that I’ve been enamored with for more than twenty years. They look at me and say “can you send those to me?” as they back away from the crazy lady.  I could probably list […]

Hitchin Lavender farm England blue sky day

Picture Perfect – The Hitchin Lavender Fields of England

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A funny thing happens when your train leaves London, you get to see open green spaces and the countryside.  After years of navigating the historic streets of London and walking along the Thames multiple times, I’ve rarely had a chance to leave the city other than my first visit eons ago when I did the […]

Tower Bridge London

Waking Up to A New World – My “Brexit” Sadness

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in London, My Thoughts and Musings

I went to bed Thursday night knowing that the London (and U.K.) that I’ve grown to love over thirty years would not be the same when I woke up the next morning once the results of the E.U. referendum (aka Brexit) were revealed. I had spent the day texting my U.K. friend and he was […]

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British Airways World Traveller Plus Review (BA PHL-LHR-PHL)

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Airlines, Airport, Heathrow Airport (LHR), PHL Airport

I’ve been very spoiled over the years flying Club World (business class) on British Airways from Philadelphia to London return for work in my prior job.  Now that has ended, I’ve had to pay my own way to London (yes, I know cue the sad tiny violins) and have done it in a variety of […]

Chicken Shop Holborn Hoxton

Solo Dining London: Chicken Shop Holborn -Oh My and a Side of Pie

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in London, London Food, Restaurants

When my former London colleagues would ask what I wanted for lunch, I’d always reply “I’m good with chicken” and they would give me a weird look.  While chicken is everywhere in the U.S., in London not so much.  There were Turkish, Indian, Thai, Italian and sandwich takeaway shops but chicken?  Well that was exotic […]

Hoxton Holborn Cosy Room

The Hoxton Holborn Hotel Review – A Weekend Stay in London

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Hotels, London, London Hotels

My last minute weekend in London for my British Airways status qualification trip gave me a great opportunity to try a new hotel, the Hoxton Holborn as I wanted an affordable hotel stay.  The Hoxton hotel has been on my radar for a few years now since it first opened in Shoreditch in 2006 and […]

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Two Days in London to Get My British Airways Silver Elite Status Back

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I wanted my British Airways Silver Elite Status back and this is what I did to get that card! My weekend packing should have entailed two outfits that fit into a backpack or duffel bag and yet here I was with my ten day suitcase all ready to go.  When I pack for a normal […]