Tower Bridge London

February 2016 Around London

While I am still counting down the days until spring and restless for some warmer weather and longer days, I’ve come to appreciate our outdoor excursions even with the chilly temperatures. We had a rough start to the month with all of us suffering with the flu, but it wasn’t long until we were back…

Champagne and Starters at Zuma Knightsbridge

Eating Out in London

We love eating out and trying out new places, and there is no shortage of great restaurants, of many different cuisines, around London. The highlights of the past month were brunch at two new-to-us places – The Delaunay and CUT at 45 Park Lane, checking out the street food market at Hawker House in Canada…

La Jolla Cove, San Diego

Snapshots from San Diego, CA #1

San Diego has always been my family’s U.S. “home base” since we moved away from my hometown to Saudi Arabia when I was young. We returned at least once a year, often for a few weeks at a time, and eventually I moved back to San Diego for university. I met my future husband during…

National Trust Osterley House

Winter Walk at National Trust: Osterley Park & House

Earlier this month I joined the National Trust with a goal of exploring more of the countryside and heritage sites within an hour or so by car from London and, having just received their handbook of over 500 historic places, countryside and coastline, I already have a long bucket list of places to visit over the next year. The first…

Mission Beach San Diego Sunset

Our Adventures and Travels in 2015

Earlier this week I came across the #Take12Trips Challenge created by Clare of Need Another Holiday, a challenge to take a trip once a month for a year – it could be a holiday abroad, a weekend break, a day out or a visit to a museum or other local attraction.  I love the idea of taking on…

Hula Grill Waikiki

6 Beachfront Restaurants in Waikiki

During our stay in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu, we found most local restaurants cater well to families, offering high chairs and booster seats, changing tables in the restrooms, kid’s (keiki) menus, and often crayons and coloring sheets. There is plenty of choice in the area, everything from fast food chains to upscale dining. We…

The Mission Restaurant Mission Beach San Diego Pancakes

6 Family Friendly Restaurants in San Diego

Most restaurants in San Diego are very family friendly and in this list I’ll be sharing some favorites from our trip in November 2014, when Little T was 14 months old. We’ll be back in San Diego this November and while I’m looking forward to trying out new places, I might also be heading back to some of these great spots. Last…