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London-Based Writer/Photographer

Top 10 Choices for Pre and Post Theatre Food and Drink in London (Trainline)

Grabbing drinks or having a meal at the right place and for the right amount of time can help set the tone to commence or end any theatre outing on a delicious note. Continue reading

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Countries with the Easiest and (and Toughest) Visa Processes for Americans (Miles Away)

Of course, some places are easier to visit for Americans than others and a few don’t really want Americans (or any other) visitors at all. So which countries raise the least fuss at their borders about Americans entering and which ones do their best to keep us out? Let’s have a look. Continue reading

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Win a Classic Christmas Chocolate Sleekster from Hotel Chocolat

The “tis the season” season will be upon us soon. That’s yummy news. And I’m helping you stay one step ahead of the Christmas crush with a chance for one lucky tikichris reader to win a Classic Christmas Chocolate Sleekster from Hotel Chocolat. Continue reading

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A Log Cabin Escape Awaits at Broken Bow Lake

If you are tired of cookie cutter hotel rooms and obnoxious crowds everywhere, come to an Oklahoma hidden getaway. Several roomy log cabins in Broken Bow make exceptional accommodations for reduced rates. Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Big Time

A road trip interspersed with city breaks and rural retreats across one of the world’s most captivating landscapes: Kemey and I fell for Scotland big time. Continue reading

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Four Hundred Rabbits Sourdough Pizza in South London

Four Hundred Rabbits is a South London group of pizzerias with locations in Crystal Palace and Nunhead. The group specialises in sourdough pizzas baked in wood-fired ovens and served alongside (a rather South London centric list) of craft beer Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Inverness and Around the Highlands

Last stop on our tour was the Inverness, where Kemey and I spent most of our three-day visit hiking in and around town and through wilderness areas within easy reach of the city. Continue reading

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Movie Review: Better Watch Out

Christmas horror flick sound like your thing? Keep Better Watch Out in mind for Yuletide chills and thrills. Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Driving the A82 with the Vauxhall Mokka X

Best thing about our recent tour of Scotland? Humming through the Highlands in the comfortable and stylish Vauxhall Mokka X. Continue reading

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San Daniele/Grana Padano Workshop with Chef Dan Doherty

One of Italy’s most delicious duos was the focus of a recent interactive workshop led by celebrated Chef Dan Doherty with a one-night only takeover of Ladbroke Grove’s Dock Kitchen. Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Glasgow

It’d been years since either Kemey or I had been to Glasgow and our two-night (and really only one full day) pit stop proved far too short. Nonetheless we had an amazing time and loved discovering how much more delicious the city had become since we’d last been there. Continue reading

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Spitalfields Food: A Cut Above the Rest

One of London’s most historic and popular places to shop is also one of its ch Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Le Roi Fou

Every bite of every dish at Le Roi Fou delighted as it confirmed why this months old fine dining destination was dubbed Best New Restaurant at this year’s Scottish Food Awards. Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Edinburgh

First stop on our Falling for Scotland tour was the magically misty city of Edinburgh – a destination both Kemey and I know fairly well but can never seem to get enough of. Continue reading

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Spooky Dining at Balls and Company

Greek Street’s “little meatball restaurant” served a one night only “Ghouls and Company” feast last night for Halloween. Creepy? Yeah. And tasty too! Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn

Falling for Scotland is easy to do this time of year, especially when seeing the country by car. Continue reading

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Bingeing on the Best Bites in Baltimore – All the Best Places to Eat in the US City (Metro)

Big on flavour but not convention, Baltimore is just the sort of foodie destination WORTH writing about. Edgar Allen Poe, John Waters, David Simon, Ira Glass: Baltimore, Maryland has spawned and inspired some of America’s greatest storytellers. Even the country’s … Continue reading

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Shake Shack Cambridge Circus

The Shack continues to shake the London burger scene with a new outlet opened at Cambridge Circus. Continue reading

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Recipe: Smokey Sweet BBQ Baked Beans

Growing up in Georgia, BBQ flavoured baked beans were an obligatory side at nearly any cookout or family gathering. I replicate the rich Southern dish of my childhood with this easy recipe using Jack Daniel’s Sweet Smokey BBQ Glaze. Continue reading

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Homemade Versus Heinz-Made in the #SouperFreshTaste Test

Which tastes better, soup made from scratch in your own home kitchen or soup from a carton pulled off the supermarket shelf? My participation in a recent Souper Fresh Taste Test sponsored by Heinz had me questioning presumptions about such a query. Continue reading

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Win the Complete Range of Granola + Almond Milk from The Paleo Foods Co

Go paleo for free with this chance to win the complete range of granolas from The Paleo Food Co along with a carton of its newly launched almond milk. Continue reading

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4 Airline Services You Never Knew About (Going Places)

It may seem that airlines are cutting back on amenities and services but maybe you’re just not aware of all that’s available or which ones you should be asking for. We did some digging around to discover a few of the better (if lesser known) services that many airlines provide their passengers. Continue reading

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The Magic Hour Halloween Special

Magician Tony Middleton is bringing his show, The Magic Hour, to the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel on the 31st for a spooky Halloween special. Continue reading

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The 10 Best Destinations for First Time International Travelers (Miles Away)

If you’re pondering the possibilities of putting your passport to good use with a first time trip beyond the borders of the USA, then this list is for you. Continue reading

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Home Is Where the Heart Is: Art Exhibition and Auction for Arms Around the Child Charity

Arms Around the Child is to host an art exhibition and auction to raise funds to build a home for HIV+ orphans in Jaipur, India. Continue reading

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What to Do If You Miss Your Connecting Flight! (Going Places)

Missing a flight can add layers of trouble and delays to your schedule. But if you can keep a level head, in most cases you should be able to board a suitable alternative flight and start heading in the right direction ASAP. Continue reading

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What to Do with Leftover Foreign Currency After Your Trip (Going Places)

Back from your big trip with some leftover foreign currency? Don’t worry. You’ve got options. Let’s explore a few of the smarter ways save, change or spend it. Continue reading

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Top 7 Foods that Help Grow Your Baby’s Brain

Here’s a list of the top seven foods that can help you to grow your baby’s brain. Continue reading

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9 of America’s Most Haunted Hotels … That You Can Stay in! (Miles Away)

If you’re looking for a place to stay on your next spooktacular adventure, why not turn your booking… into a BOO!-king? Continue reading

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Win a Taster Box of Award-Winning Hand Cooked Corkers Crisps

Grown and hand cooked on a family farm in East Anglia, award-winning Corkers crisps are a cut above the standard British crisp. And I’ve got a big box full of them to give away so one lucky tikichris reader can taste the difference for free. Continue reading

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Waka: Nikkei Take Away Takes Off in the City

Waka is a newly opened eatery located near Monument specialising in Nikkei cuisine that’s ready for take away and offered at super competitive price points. Continue reading

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The Eerie Side of New England: Is Massachusetts the Spookiest State in the Union? (Miles Away)

If you’re looking to get spooked in the Bay State then check out our guide to Massachusetts’ historic haunted places you can actually visit. Continue reading

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El Tigre Tacos and Pink Flamingos at Nine Lives

For London Cocktail Week, recently launched yet already smooth sailing London Bridge bar, Nine Lives, shipped in bartender/luchador EL Tigre from his family restaurant, Los Barcos, in Mexico for limited run tacos paired with tequila cocktails. Continue reading

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Graeme of Thrones

Spoiler alert! Graeme of Thrones (a live theatre parody of … well, I’ll let you guess) is a guaranteed guffaw inducing hoot with loads of loving comedy pointed in the direction of its inspiration. Continue reading

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Cook Islands Idyll | I Didn’t Want to Leave

I can’t think of a warmer, friendlier destination than the Cook Islands nor one where I felt so relaxed and at ease. Continue reading

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