Category: London

  • Unpopular opinion: London sucks

    Unpopular opinion: London sucks

    London is one of the first cities people visit in continental Europe, but England’s capital is not all it’s cracked up to be. Visiting London can be expensive, and the chaos in the streets makes it more of an unpleasant hassle than its reputation suggests. Simply put, London sucks. Here are just a few of…

  • Ally Pally: A guide to events at Alexandra Palace

    Ally Pally: A guide to events at Alexandra Palace

    Most music and event venues don’t need their own information guide, but most events are not held up on Mount Olympus at multi-purpose 10,000-person venues. Alexandra Palace in London, or Ally Pally is it’s affectionately known, is a great event space hosting everything from concerts to sporting events, but the experience benefits from some advance…

  • Travel rewind: My first time traveling abroad

    Travel rewind: My first time traveling abroad

    Everyone’s gotta start somewhere. Before I became an internet authority on travel, I got my traveling start on a two-week trip around Europe. I had just graduated from grad school and in lieu of attending my own graduation, my best friend Lauren and I valiantly set off on a European adventure. Looking back on it…

  • Best DIY writing retreat destinations

    Best DIY writing retreat destinations

    Despite the fact that writing is a solitary act, most writing retreats charge hundreds of dollars to bring you together with a bunch of other writers and inundate you with workshops and talks about the writing and publishing industry. If you’re just looking for a quiet place to sit and write, you’re largely on your…

  • Day trips from London

    Day trips from London

    Though I can’t imagine why you’d be in any hurry to leave London, there’s a lot to do outside the city in places where you might not otherwise want to spend the night. If you’re using the city as a home base, there are several interesting half-day and full-day trips from London that are worth…

  • The grand tour of Westminster Abbey

    The grand tour of Westminster Abbey

    Westminster Abbey is one of the most iconic churches in the world, certainly in England. It’s been the site of sixteen royal weddings, all the British coronations, and it’s the final resting place of scores of notable kings, queens, military heroes, and writers. A tour of Westminster Abbey is as awe-inspiring as it is informative.…