Great Britain

From the Scottish Highlands to the London Underground, Great Britain has so much history to explore and embrace.

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...

Teddington Lock, London

The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Teddington Lock? London has no shortage of tourist attractions. So what in heaven’s name took me on an early morning bus ride out to a scenic stretch of the Thames out at Teddington Lock?   To backtrack a little, I (Bernie) had flown solo for the first time over to London to see the first Monty Python...