Posted in North America, Travels

Mob Museum, Las Vegas

I don’t like to gamble and I’m too old for the clubs. I found myself in Las Vegas with the Bestie at her convention and when I found out her man would be in town, I decided to occupy myself for a few hours so he could take her out on a date night.

A little bit of Googling gave me a list of non-gambling, non-club thing to do in Vegas, and the Mob Museum caught my attention. Continue reading “Mob Museum, Las Vegas”

Posted in Product Review

Vessi Footwear: Women’s CityScape

I’m always on the lookout for new travel tools and accessories. One thing I’ve been looking for is a good pair of travel shoes. I needed shoes to be lightweight, in a plain color, comfortable, and, after touring through an Irish downpour, waterproof. It was easy to find lightweight and comfortable shoes, but I had difficulty with the waterproofing part. Yes, I have tried a number of waterproofing sprays, but I find them to either wear out quickly or unable to adequately waterproof a porous material such as fabric.

Enter Vessi Footwear’s CityScape shoe . . . Continue reading “Vessi Footwear: Women’s CityScape”

Posted in Europe, Travels

Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London — The Making of Harry Potter

In the sixth grade, I checked out Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone from the local library. I stopped reading after the first chapter — I thought nothing interesting was going to happen and I was bored.

Two months later, my social studies teacher took our whole class on a field trip to the local movie theater to watch the very first Harry Potter movie. Two hours later, I found myself a Harry Potter fan and spent the next few years devouring every book and movie.

Now that I’ve spilled the Bertie Bott’s Beans about my Harry Potter obsession, you understand why it was just natural for me to visit the Warner Bros. Studio during my trip to England. Continue reading “Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London — The Making of Harry Potter”

Posted in Europe, Travels

Lacock Village

The Bestie and I visited Lacock as a stop on our day tour. It was a short visit, as our guide miscalculated our time in Bath (see my experience in Bath here). We literally power walked through the village and scarfed down our lunch to keep on schedule with the tour. There were so many ladies using the restroom at the restaurant that the plumbing in the restroom lost pressure and the toilets stopped flushing. But anyway, that isn’t the important part of the trip. Read on . . . Continue reading “Lacock Village”

Posted in Europe, Travels

Bath, Somerset, England

Side note: I’m working on this post while waiting on a delayed flight and I’m a little self conscious of the middle-aged lady sitting across from me and staring at the back of my laptop. I should probably clarify that the back of my laptop is covered in grease marks from when I rested it on my lap for a couple of hours after applying lotion on my legs. My usual OCD self has yet to make an appearance to clean my cover as I am currently exhausted and hungry. But that’s not the point of this post.

This stop in Bath was a continuation of our tour from last week’s post (Windsor Castle). After leaving the Windsor Castle complex, we hopped back on the coach headed for Bath, England. I know, interesting name, right? That’s exactly what you’ll find in this town.   Continue reading “Bath, Somerset, England”