destinations

 I'll admit it: I'm dying to stay at the "real" Hogwarts castle (but can we talk about some rules regarding LARPing? those people scare me). Sadly, the Hogwarts of the Harry Potter movies is just a compilation of various castles, historic buildings and sets-- and likely due to licensing...
 Some people aren't squicked out by bringing their Starbucks cup into the lavatory when nature calls, but how many can say they made a point to sip their latte in front of a urinal? Now Londoners have that option at The Attendant, a coffee shop housed in a subterranean...
The small Polish village of Zalipie has a long tradition of covering homes in elaborate floral motifs, and the results are straight out of a fairy tale! As is so often the case, no one quite knows how the tradition started, but it's speculated that the painting began as...
Last week, we took a quick jaunt up to Traverse City, Michigan for some autumnal goodness. We were a little early for the full glory of autumn leaves, but did find some fantastic food and drink! Philips Cider Mill was a perfect roadside stop on the way up, with fresh...
Artist Oliver Jeffers charming illustrations read like treasure maps for cities around the world. Created for United Airlines Hemispheres magazine's One City, Five Hours series, his whirlwind city tours hit the major attractions and almost always include a stop for some local libations--something I can definitely get behind! 
I present to you the historic home of a wealthy hobbit family Montana Magica Lodge, nestled in Huilo Huilo natural reserve in Southern Chile. The man made mountain is covered in vegetation kept green by water cascading from the top. And because they know that I'm still 10 and my...
More than just a path to this amazing temple, Omote-Sando Road in Narita City, Japan is an attraction in itself. With buildings dating back to the Edo period and shops frequented by locals and tourists alike, we had a blast shopping, gawking and eating our way down...
Cat cafes have made the news rounds, so you might have seen the photos of cuddly, contented cats in the laps of happy patrons. Of course, cat owners ought to know this is highly unlikely. I...didn't really think that far ahead. Snuggles or not, this was hardly something that...
When I take a trip, I enjoy searching out, if not the weirdest postcards to send back home, at least the most attractive. However, if you've ever spent some time thumbing through vintage postcards, you've probably found yourself wondering not only why anyone would want to send some of...
I have a confession to make: we didn't actually make it to the top of Tokyo Skytree.  Starving, and reticent to blow so much of our daily budget on tickets alone, we instead opted to eat in the east tower of the Skytree complex. The 30th and 31st floors have...