Category: North America

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A (lack of) prepping for the holidays…

It's most unlike me...with less than 24 hours until we fly to the US, I've done no prep, no packing and no research. We'll be visiting New Orleans and Miami for the first time and I've no idea what we're going to do. The last two weeks at work have been manic, to say the ...

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Sleepy, sleepy…

For the first time ever, last night I slept for an entire flight from the US to London. In fact, I was barely able to keep my eyes open while waiting in the lounge before take-off. I have mixed feelings, to be honest - while sleeping, I was obviously unable to fully take advantage of ...

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A feast for the eyes

We spent most of yesterday afternoon at MOMA in New York. The most enjoyable few hours of our visit (so far...). The museum has such an impressive selection of pieces, that each floor included something we'd both wanted to see. It was so nice to be able to get up close to works by Monet, ...

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New feet, please

Still getting over our fantastic first day in New York. Yesterday, we worked out that this is our fifth visit to this city, but predictably, we've found new places to see and experiences to enjoy. Yesterday started with a mammoth breakfast at our hotel. Hot tip: if you ever want me to do you a ...

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Good morning from New York

The view from our hotel this morning. Staying at the Hilton in the fashion district. Yesterday's flight over was fantastic: limitless food and hilarious interactions with the cabin crew. We were spoilt rotten. Thank you, British Airways! When not shovelling food and drink into my face, I enjoyed Cloud Atlas. Personally, I loved it - ...

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Where’s Chevy Chase?

The plan for this morning was simple. Some time in the gym on the treadmill (half-marathon training doesn’t stop just cos I’m on my holidays – you have sponsored me, haven’t you?) followed by a few hours by the pool, enjoying the sunshine. I had my kindle to read and a ton of geeky podcasts ...

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In which I reflect on spa etiquette

I’m in Canada at the moment, having just left Montreal for Quebec City. Our hotel in Montreal really was wonderful – the fact that we had three different hotel rooms and needed to move room once at 10pm notwithstanding, the stay was relaxing and fun. The hotel had its own spa, consisting of a nice ...