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A few nights in The Cotswolds at Thyme

Last summer my friend Melanie and I hopped on a train to escape the dreary weather in London and headed for the Cotswold’s. It was my first time to visit (pop back over here to read all about that trip!) but I fell in love with the English countryside.  To say I was eager to get back out is nothing short of an understatement.  During this recent visit I took my mom along to experience ...

Happy Mother’s Day

Every year my mom and I take a mother daughter trip, this annual ritual became important for us after I moved to NYC. With my sister being so close and still in Dallas they see each other often and while I am home in Texas regularly it comes with splitting my time between family and friends so the annual mother daughter tradition was started as a way for us to spend some quality time together ...

Good Bye States! Hello Europe!

I often find myself shying away from traveling to cities I’ve frequented in the past, however when it comes to Paris and London all rules go out the window. These cities have captivated me each and every time in a way very few places have. As I prepare to embark on a three week European excursion with visits to both cities I find myself eager to swing by a few of my favorite spots but ...

Travel Diary: A First Timer’s Visit to the Malta Classic

Little unknown fact about me … I am a vintage car girl. I grew up around cars and found myself having a personal love for the vintage ones over anything else. Give me a vintage convertible anyday and you can pretty much be guaranteed to be my best friend.  While in Malta we had the opportunity to attend the prestigious Malta Classic, a classic car grand prix unlike any other that has brought some of Europe’s ...

The ii Travel Guide: The Corinthia Palace Resort & Spa in Malta

Upon arriving in Malta I felt we had been transported to a world gone by. En route to the Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa we whizzed past ancient 16th-century palazzos, Valletta, a Unesco World Heritage city and a country relatively untouched from modern changes with the exception of cars.  Maltese citizens have built a bustling life around the history of this small country.  Beautiful and picturesque with views all around of the pristine waters of ...

London Travel Diary: Notting Hill

To mine and just about everyone else’s disbelief I had not visited London until this summer. I’m still not quite sure how I lived in France, traveled the rest of western and a good part of Eastern Europe multiple times yet never managed to pop over the pond to one of the most charming cities I’ve ever visited. Truth be told this trip was to be quite different, I was supposed to start in Paris ...