"Wanderlust in the blood..." londonlover's Profile
2010 marks my ninth year as a VT member! I have to admit I've been much less regular about updating recently, but I still enjoy surfing the site on a regular basis. Travel is one of the biggest thrills I know, and I love sharing the excitement with fellow enthusiasts!
I have such fond memories of my travels, and especially my third and most recent visit to the UK, in Fall 2007... My most complete UK pages are London, Paris, Bath, Broadway, Edinburgh, and York, but I hope to add more info on France, Italy, and Spain soon.
York, Broadway, AND Bath, England
MOST RECENTLY UPDATED PAGES:
*Venice -- finally added more info
*New York City -- New restaurant, must-see, general, and lodging tips, plus travelogues.
MOST THOROUGH PAGES: Chicago, New York, and London
Spain, France, and England -- September 2009
Orange County & San Diego -- December 2008
England -- September 2007
Florida -- March 2007
Orange County, California -- December 2006
Varenna/Venice/Rome/Positano/Milan, Italy -- September 2006
New York City -- May 2006
Banff, Alberta -- July 2005
You'll notice throughout my VT pages that I tend to take a lot of pictures of restaurants and food. :) I'm a clinically-diagnosed foodie! I love almost all cuisines, so my trips are treasure hunts for fun, unique, and memorable places to dine, whether street food, casual dining, or the occasional splurge. Also, I don't drink, so you won't find tips on bars or clubs in my pages. (But if you're looking for tips on desserts or coffee, you've come to the right girl!)
I'm not here to find a guy, okay? :)
Most Memorable Meals: Le Sept, Edinburgh; Tilley's Bistro, Bath; La Cambusa, Positano, Italy; Cafe Red Onion, Houston, Texas; Tribeca, Paris; Fifteen, London; Jamie's Italian, Oxford
Favorite American Cafe: Cafe Lalo, New York City
Favorite French Patisserie: Angelina's, Paris
Favorite Italian Bakeries: Bova's Bakery and Napoli Pastry--North End, Boston
Favorite Mexican Bakery: Mi Tierra, San Antonio
Favorite Latino restaurant: Cafe Red Onion, Houston, Texas
Favorite Espresso: Caffe Sant' Eustachio--Rome, Italy
Favorite Cannoli: Veniero's, New York City
Favorite Gelato: Gellateria della Palma--Rome, Italy
Favorite Indian Food: Bombay Club, Washington, D.C.
Favorite Frozen Banana: Dad's on Balboa Island, California
Favorite Beach: Laguna Beach, California
Favorite Urban Beach: North Avenue Beach, Chicago
Favorite Rock Formations: Bryce Canyon, Utah
Favorite Mountains: Alberta Rockies
Favorite Lake: Lago di Como, Italy
Favorite Serene Countryside: East Sussex and the Cotswolds, England
Favorite Desert City Scene: Alcazar de Segovia, Spain
Favorite Museum: The British Library, London; The Met, New York City; The Art Institute, Chicago
Favorite Drive: Coast Road from Sorrento to Positano, Italy
Favorite Footpath: The Cotswold Way
Favorite Skyline: Chicago
Most Impressive Monument: Statue of Liberty, New York
Favorite Fall Colors: Door County, Wisconsin
Everyone wants to know the person behind the tips, right? I think the focus on VT should be the tips themselves rather than the authors, but here's the short version of me: I'm 30ish, native to Chicagoland, and a physical therapist. Besides travel, my main interests are music, Bible study, fitness, classic literature, photography, and cooking!
Food -- Italian, Indian, Mexican, and dessert (yes, it is a food group in my book)
Music -- Classical, Latino (Juanes, Fonseca, Reik, etc.), the Beatles, classic rock, U2, Sting, Eros Ramazotti, the Corrs
Authors -- Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, JK Rowling, JR Tolkein
Sports Teams -- New York Yankees, Scotland Rugby, Liverpool football
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- Chicago Intro, 98 reviews, 118 photos, 5 travelogues
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