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Recent Eats

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EatJune 8, 2023

Gusto Italian

The crab fettuccine at Gusto in Edinburgh, Scotland was a delicious goodbye for my last dinner in Scotland.

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Cocktail and Wine BarJune 7, 2023


Tigerlily, in Edinburgh, is a delightful cocktail bar with decadent decor.

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Cocktail and Wine BarJune 7, 2023


My two visits to Baba at the Kimpton Charlotte Square were chill and great starts to my evenings in Edinburgh.

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Cocktail and Wine BarJune 6, 2023

Dirty Dick’s Pub

Looking for classic fish and chips and whiskey in Edinburgh? Dirty Dick’s in Edinburgh is the right place.

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ChineseJune 6, 2023

Sichuan House

Sichuan House in Edinburgh offered a cozy spot for a warm lunch – and for me to reevaluate my greatly over ambitious museum choices for the day

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EatJune 4, 2023


Dinner at Padella in London was the perfect goodbye dinner to a city that I love. 

In My Travels + Experiences

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ExperiencesJune 6, 2023

Doune Castle

I went to Scotland, walked through a castle and bought a teddy bear.

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ExperiencesJune 1, 2023

Afternoon Tea at The Beaumont Hotel in Gatsby’s Room

Afternoon Tea at The Beaumont Hotel in Gatsby’s Room was the epitome of luxury, refinement and delicious tea and scones.

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ExperiencesJune 1, 2023

The British Museum

The British Museum – in the heart of London – is one of the most powerful museums in current era. The human history, art and collections I viewed was remarkable.

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ExperiencesJanuary 9, 2023

Biltmore Estate

I ended up spending too too much time photographing the outside of the Biltmore Estate that I missed my tour entrance time to see the inside.

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AdventureJanuary 8, 2023

Après Teepee Snowshoe Tour with Whistler Snowshoe

Snowshoeing in a forest outside of Whistler, BC was truly a magical, one of a kind experience in the winter wonderland of Western Canada

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ExperiencesJanuary 5, 2023

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is a Seattle stalwart institution.

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IHG HotelsJune 5, 2023

Kimpton Charlotte Square

The Kimpton Charlotte Square in Edinburgh was everything I could have dreamed for, during my first visit to Scotland

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Hoxton HotelsJune 1, 2023

The Hoxton, Southwark

Some hotels that are simply perfectly situated near everything awesome for a 48 hour stay in London. The Hoxton, Southwark is one of them.

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Accor HotelsJanuary 13, 2023

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Staying at Fairmont Chateau Whistler showed me how lovely a full service hotel at the base of Whistler Blackcomb could be.

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Marriott HotelsJanuary 12, 2023

The Douglas Hotel

The DOUGLAS hotel is a modern hotel, connected to a popular casino, and close to great dining spots in Vancouver, British Columbia.

About Kimberly

Hey everyone! As a lifelong lover of travel and all things adventure, I’ve always loved sharing my experiences with friends. Above all else, I love having fun – wherever I find myself. Here you’ll find a collection of my travels, thoughts and inspiration for a life well lived. I hope you enjoy your stay.




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