Midnight Mass meets Occupy London

  I’m celebrating Christmas this year in London with a few friends from undergrad. It’s our first holiday away from home. Working with a student’s budget, we rummaged presents from…

5 Books for London

        5 books for London Orlando by Virginia Woolf One of her lesser known but most beautiful and accessible novels, Orlando: A Biography–written for Woolf’s lover, Vita Sackville-West–is the fantastical…

the community roof garden

A Southbank Summer

Naturally, now that I’ve decided to explore my home country, I’m going to start near. One of the great things about living in London is that no matter how long…

Translation Please?

At the start of my time in London, most of my flatmates agreed that a dinner all together was a good plan. The other American in the flat and I…

We Came, We Saw, We Got Stranded by Iceland Air

I’ve noticed that lately, a number of Go Girl’s fabulous, fearless females have been writing about their recent airport experiences/traumas/catastrophes, a theme that seems to unite all world travelers as…

Dear Heathrow, You’re Lucky I Love New York

Some people survive finals period by downing excessive amounts of calories in the form of cheap baked goods and flavored caffeine shots. Others sacrifice their sanity and engage in consecutive…

Tube Stories

As a frequent traveler into central London, I’ve had quite a few interesting Tube experiences. They are rather rare, considering how often I use the Tube, because most of the…

Grand Union Canal

Years ago we planned a vacation to London, England.  We planned on using our time-share to stay at a condo but inadvertently we booked a reservation to spend a week…

Making My Way Through Chinatown

After coming from a country of excess, eating out in London’s Chinatown is a rather different experience. In the United States, many Chinese restaurants automatically bring you a pot of…

My Australia in Review

If you’ve ever hesitated about the long flight to Australia, don’t. The great land down under is worth every bit of the long journey and the memories I’ll never forget….