James Kenvin checks in weekly from his study abroad semester in London; catch up with him every Wednesday on Trazee Travel.
One of the biggest challenges I’ve experienced while studying abroad is my desire to visit as many countries and cities as possible. Thus, I’ve been traveling outside of London almost every weekend since my arrival. Although I have had some unforgettable adventures, I feel like I may be neglecting the city in which I live. So, I decided to focus on visiting the parts of London I haven’t yet seen.
Every weekend, London is filled with street markets that offer amazing food, interesting antiques and beautiful art and clothing. A few friends and I decided to check out the Camden Town Market in East London. The market isn’t much of a secret, so the whole area is packed with people, but the shops and pop-up restaurants there make fighting through the crowds worthwhile. The shops are diverse, offering unique styles of clothing, jewelry and much more. You can pretty much find anything at this market if you search hard enough. The eateries are equally as diverse, selling food from vastly different cultures — all of which taste absolutely delicious.
Now that Christmas is just weeks away, even more street markets are popping up, (but these ones are all holiday themed, so they’re better). I went to the Christmas market/festival on Carnaby Street. The entire area transformed into a Christmas wonderland with lights lining every street and huge holiday decorations hovering above. Every block featured a multitude of shops, each offering a special discount for Christmas shoppers. Some stores even had bands playing live music. I ended the night sipping on a cup of the most delicious hot chocolate while listening to some Christmas carolers. The environment was magical and mesmerizing. London truly is a magnificent city,and one of the best places to be during the holiday season.
Every avid traveler knows Captain C.B. “Sully” Sullenberger, the heroic pilot who landed a US Airways aircraft in the Hudson River in 2009. However, a museum in North Carolina now honors Sullenberger in a new way, with the renaming of Carolinas Aviation Museum. Moving forward, the museum will be known as Sullenberger Aviation Museum. The name change also comes with a location change, as the museum plans a new facility next to Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Thinking about an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with lively cities, an extravaganza of festivals and the BEST Halloween celebrations around, the island of Ireland is calling! And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, these might just seal the deal …
Authentic Caribbean food, power couple owners and vibrant décor: What better way to enjoy a meal in New York City than at Kokomo? Living in or visiting the Big Apple doesn’t mean relinquishing traditional, flavorful foods and dishes from around the world, and at Kokomo, guests are instantly transported to the sandy beaches of the Caribbean through cocktails, delicious meals and a colorful ambiance.
Romance is in the air and Americans are ready to travel for Valentine’s Day.
At nearly 30,000 square feet, United Airlines’ newest United ClubSM now welcomes Newark Liberty International Airport travelers with its modern design, enhanced amenities, culinary offerings, locally sourced art and furniture and Manhattan skyline views. Seek airport solace at the new location in Terminal C3, near Gate C123.
Tenerife is known for its extraordinary natural spaces thanks to the island’s unique volcanic landscapes that molded into magical climbing areas. The destination also features year-round warm weather, which draws outdoor enthusiasts to the area. Tenerife is a rock climber’s paradise, with plenty of areas to explore.