Monthly Archives: December 2017

Best Destinations to Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Whole Family (Miles Away)

Resolved to make this New Year’s Eve an all-ages celebration suitable for all involved? Here’s a look at how to celebrate at destinations where the emphasis won’t be on boozing it up. Continue reading

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Smooth Operator: How the Future Airport Will Make Your Travels a Breeze (Miles Away)

Let’s check in on the progress being made with a few of the most relevant technologies changing the way people travel and spend time at airports. Continue reading

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Christmas Leftovers Guide

This Christmas Leftovers Guide will help you keep the hunger pangs at bay and the festive feelings flowing while kicking the dinnertime doldrums down the line well into 2018. Continue reading

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Win a Big Bag o’ Booze for Free

Out with the old and in with the new! But what’s old for me might be new to you. I’m clearing space in my liquor cabinet. And that’s especially good news for one lucky tikichris reader. Continue reading

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Traveling More in 2018? Here’s Everything You’ll Need to Know About Your Passport (Going Places)

Are you ready to renew or apply for a first US passport for yourself or another family member? The steps required to get a passport are straightforward and reasonable. But you should be well aware of them and prepared long before you walk into your local passport agency. Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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#TCTalks | Episode 7 | Metaxa

Welcome to the seventh episode of tikichris Talks. This one features an interview with Metaxa Managing Director Stephanie Ancel and Metaxa Master Constantinos Raptis. Our conversation took place at in November at theSt James Bar of the Sofitel London St James Hotel – one of my favourite bars in London actually – and was followed by a tasting of head barman Matteo Giannuzzi’s Dragon’s Son cocktail with Metaxa 12 Stars as the key ingredient. It’s a rich mix definitely worth you seeking out for a sip. Continue reading

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The 7 Biggest Travel Trends for 2018 And Where to Best Experience Them (Going Places)

Here’s our go at predicting what’s going to create the most buzz in 2018 – and where best to experience the trends. Continue reading

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Best of the Best of 2017

I hope the year was as fun and delicious for you as it was for me, and I look forward to sharing more amazing experiences with you in 2018. Continue reading

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Best Beer of 2017

Last but not least, let’s have a beer. I conclude my Best of 2017 lists with a round up of the tastiest and most intriguing beers I got to drink this year. The world may be falling apart at the … Continue reading

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Best Hotels of 2017

I stayed in a lot of hotels over the past 12 months. Most of them were perfectly adequate, and I wouldn’t be against checking in at them again. A select few far exceeded even my highest expectations and deserve some extra recognition. Continue reading

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Best London Ice Cream of 2017

Here’s the scoop on London’s best ice cream, soft serve and gelato! Continue reading

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Best London Burgers of 2017

Whoa! There’s a beefy bunch of burgers in London. Most of them underwhelm. But the following six eateries do their burgers right. Continue reading

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Best London Pizza of 2017

Anytime’s pizza time in London with these fantastic pizzerias. Continue reading

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Best London Cocktails of 2017

My quest for the Best of 2017 slurps on with sips of the city’s most interesting and delicious cocktails. Continue reading

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Best London Cheap Eats of 2017

Is it possible to grab a bite in London for five quid or less that’s still tasty and filling? Yep – especially in my neck of the woods. Continue reading

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Best London Cafes of 2017

My look at the best of 2017 continues with a shot of the tastiest coffee and preferred coffee purveyors in London. Continue reading

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Best London Bars and Pubs of 2017

Having a drink in London is still a fine way to spend time. Here’s my take on the finest places to do so. Continue reading

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Best Bars of 2017 (Excluding London)

If your preferred mode of travel involves sidling up to a bar, you’re going to love this ‘best of’ list of bars visited during my travels in 2017. Continue reading

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Best London Restaurants of 2017

Londoners, did you dine well in 2017? I sure did – especially at five particularly amazing London restaurants. Continue reading

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Best Restaurants of 2017 (Excluding London)

Best restaurants in the world? Here’s a taste of the ones I got to try. Continue reading

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Best of 2017

As the end of 2017 draws to a close, I’d like to take a moment to highlight the best food, drink, and travel related treats that I came across in London and around the world over these past 12 months. Continue reading

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Back to Basel? Weihnacht!

I spent the last weekend having an especially festive time in Basel – home to Switzerland’s biggest Christmas market and an all round excellent destination for cultured city break. Continue reading

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Follow the Glitterball to ABBA: Super Troupers

ABBA: Super Troupers is  an immersive new exhibition which takes you on a journey back in musical time to the 1970s, when the Swedish pop phenomenon known as ABBA ruled the world. Continue reading

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Review: Highland Apartments by Mansley (Urban Travel Blog)

For a “best of both worlds” getaway, Highland Apartments fit our bill perfectly offering an urban base for rural pursuits. Continue reading

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Simon Says, Shop Better!

Simon Malls cover 14 states in the USA and offer an unbeatable mix of high street retailers, premium outlets and impressive dining options. Continue reading

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Win a Limited Edition Golden Age Bottle of Cointreau

Cointreau is celebrating the Golden Age of cocktails with a limited edition bottle paying homage to 1920s Art Deco design. Continue reading

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Shopping for Menswear? It’s in the Pocket with Jacamo

Shopping for menswear can be as easy as putting on a pair of jeans when you do it with Jacamo. Continue reading

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Four Degree Opens at St George Wharf, Vauxhall

Four Degree, a Japanese-French fusion restaurant with the UK’s first Macallan Whisky lounge, has opened at St George Wharf. Continue reading

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Colour in the Bedroom

The psychology of colour has been extensively studied for many years and evidence shows that colours do influence mood. Continue reading

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Wild Turkey Lodge at The Ten Bells

The upstairs bar at classic Spitalfields pub, The Ten Bells, has been transformed into a Kentucky hunting lodge for the winter, compliments of Wild Turkey Bourbon. Continue reading

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Experiencing “City Zen” in London on an E-Bike

For the past month or so, I’ve been enjoying the hell out of riding around London on a gorgeous Cityzen C8 HMB e-bike on loan from Royal Dutch Gazelle. As my time in possession of it comes to an end I’m trying to eek out as many chances as I can to ride it before having to return it. Continue reading

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Something’s Warm and Fuzzy at the V&A

The wonderful Victoria & Albert Museum bares all with its big, new, clever exhibition,  Winnie-the-Pooh: Discovering a Classic.    Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About TSA PreCheck (Miles Away)

Hate to wait, love to travel? TSA PreCheck might be just the thing for you to gain more time relaxing and having fun by shrugging off the long lines going through airport security. If you dread dealing with security everytime your fly or just hate waiting in line, then you’ll probably be interested in this program. Continue reading

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An Essential Guide to Visiting Pearl Harbor in Hawaii (Going Places)

Planning a dream vacation to the Hawaii? Make sure to save time for a visit to historic Pearl Harbor to honor the more than 2,000 Americans who died during the surprise attack by the Japanese on the naval base that … Continue reading

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