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Platform 9 and 3/4s, King’s Cross Station, London

For our generation, King’s Cross Station was known for being a square on the Monopoly board. Ask the kids today and they’ll be like – Meh-nopoly more like. Now it’s famous for another kid favorite – Harry Potter. In J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter series, the train to Hogwart’s Castle departs from King’s Cross at Platform 9 and 3/4s. Of course, there’s no...

Review: Plum and Spilt Milk, London

Situated on the first floor of the Great Northern Hotel, within the Kings Cross Station precinct, Plum and Spilt Milk is a stately, English experience…golden age of travel with a few mod cons. We didn’t cry over spilt milk, but the beans weren’t anything to write home about. Plum and Spilt Milk had been on our list of brunch options to try while we were...

The Glenlivet Distillery

If you’re a fan of single malt scotch whisky, a detour to The Glenlivet distillery is an essential stop – though you may need to hire a driver. For scotch aficionados, The Glenlivet is one of the finer drops. The self-proclaimed “single malt that started it all” is steeped in history, dating back to 1824. But for us, the journey starts on a small country lane. There...

Review: Panda and Sons Speakeasy, Edinburgh

Panda and Sons is Edinburgh’s very own speakeasy bar. Living in New York, speakeasies are a dime a dozen. For other cities catching on to the trend, they’re popular hot spots to impress friends, dates and work connections. Edinburgh’s take on a speakeasy can be found downstairs at 79 Queens Street, a little way from the action, making it the area’s clear draw...

North East Falconry Center, Huntly, Scotland

The North East Falconry Center in Huntly is a humble, yet fantastic experience for Audubon fans of all ages.  Falconry has made a huge comeback over the last twenty years. Sure, there’s the actual working falconers who make a living training fine birds of prey to hunt for game birds like grouse and bring them in with the help of a hunting dog. But then there’s the...

The Elephant House Tea Room, Edinburgh

Bohemian students, artists, writers and business people sitting on the one coffee and leaching the free Wi-Fi are the bane of a cafe owner’s existence. But what if one of those patrons actually became the best in the world in what they do? Lets just say the free Wi-Fi and coffee has been more than paid off by one prominent writer at this Edinburgh establishment. The...

Innis and Gunn Beer Kitchen, Edinburgh

Innis and Gunn looks, sounds and tastes like a beer that has been around for a hundred years, but in all truth, it is only coming up to its fifteenth birthday. We first discovered Innis and Gunn at the Gordon Ramsay Pub at Atlantic City. He had it recommended in the menu as his ideal beverage partner for the ridiculously sumptuous treacle wings. Upon returning to New...

Review: Minetta Tavern, NY

Michelin star winning burgers and its Italian heritage has made Greenwich Village mainstay, the Minetta Tavern a hot spot for casual dining for the fine dining set. As local Greenwich Village residents, the Minetta Tavern has been on our list of places to try since first moving to the neighborhood three years ago. Its position on a crowded corner of McDougall and...

Montville, Maleny and the Blackall Ranges, Australia

Montville is a charming hilltop village in the Blackall Ranges nestled above the Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. When the stifling heat, humidity and near perfect beaches get too much for you (yeah right!) there is a place you can escape too. Imagine a tropical haven where the temperature drops cool enough to enjoy a hot chocolate or Devonshire tea – even in summer...

Castillo De San Cristobal, Old San Juan

Its cannons may inspire imagery of marauding pirates, but the Castillo De San Cristobal has played a strictly defensive role in protecting the tropical walled city of San Juan. Finished in 1783, the baroque fort is the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the new world. The stronghold of Castillo De San Cristobal overlooks the whole of Old San Juan from the...