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A Birthday Christmas Holiday: Day 8 – Back to London – December 12, 2015

After one final salmon sandwich with egg at the Reykjavik airport (God bless you, Iceland!)… …I took a flight back to London… …where I had just enough time to check into my room at the Amba Hotel Charring Cross… (…and grab a snack from the free minibar…) …before running off again to my scheduled Muggle (Walking) Tour. Our tour started …

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A Birthday Christmas Holiday: Day 7 – Last Day in Reykjavik – December 11, 2015

I simply couldn’t pass up another breakfast of eggs, salmon and salmon roe. I could eat it up every day! After I got got ready, I went about town… …taking note of painted birds… …marshmallows in window displays… …vampires… …the entrances of phallus museums (Phallological Museum)… …gate posts for single gloves… …and the typical parked baby stroller with baby (common …

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A Birthday Christmas Holiday: Day 2 – More London – December 6, 2015

I woke up Sunday morning after a good, long sleep. I showered, brushed my teeth with a complimentary toothbrush found in a United travel kit, and was about to go to a store for some deodorant… …when I learned that my bag had come in during the night! Hooray!  Clean clothes (and deodorant)! I went to Bill’s Holborn Restaurant for …

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2015 in Review

This year, I’ve been to and reviewed 36 festivals.  There probably would have been more if I didn’t take a summer vacation in June, but I’m honestly not regretting it at all (it was a GREAT summer trip).

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36.) Geneva Grape Jamboree (revisited) – September 27, 2015

Author’s Note: In 2009, I wrote one of my earliest blog reviews for the Geneva Grape Jamboree (which you can read here –http://ohiofestivals.net/24-geneva-grape-jamboree-geneva-ohio-saturday-september-26-2009/). This year, I decided to return, take more pictures and search for any changes.  I hope you like it. ********************************************** After 6 years, I returned to Geneva, where the hydrants are purple… …and grapes are celebrated at …