Category Archives England

Tikka Masala

Though the origins of Tikka Masala have been much disputed, the popularity and deliciousness of this dish is indisputable. Normally made with chicken swathed in a creamy and spicy tomato sauce, Tikka Masala straddles the divide between British and Indian cultures, and remains a popular dish in both cuisines and cultures. In this recipe, vegan protein replaces chicken, and light…

Big Five Marathon

There are few sports that allow you to exercise and see the world at the same time. But, running features that unique perk – you can lace up and get your legs moving while sightseeing in a way traditional tours can’t offer. Whether it’s just a trip to a particular city or a race you’re in search of, here are…

Typhoon Haiyan

The big news this morning is Super Typhoon Haiyan smashing into The Philippines, sending more than 100,000 people scrambling for safety, and stranding thousands of travelers. Manuel Mogato and Rosemarie Francisco report for Reuters on what is being called the strongest storm in recorded history. Flights have been canceled, and, from the sounds of things, the damage could be extensive…

Watching TV in the Hotel

Personal technology has made traveling more rewarding than ever before. Or at least, it has raised the potential of traveling the globe – there are hundreds of devices, websites and apps that enable you to dig deep into a new destination and enjoy an experience that was virtually impossible to realize just a couple of decades ago. But of course,…

Cheerio! We’re super excited to take you on the latest installment of our healthy travel tours, featuring our favorite trendy-yet-historic, notoriously-rainy-but-beautiful city of London! Over the last two years in particular, London has been in the spotlight for a ton of wonderful reasons: The 2012 Olympics, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, which marked her 60th year on the throne, Downton Abbey…

When it comes to drinks, tea is one of the most popular in the world -- and there are tons of reasons why so many people love it. For one, it’s good for your health. Tea can ease your digestive system, lower your risk of cancer and disease, and help you wind down at the end of the day (Sleepytime…

It’s almost dinner time in London and like most of my neighbours, I am wondering what tonight will bring.  So far, my location in Islington has been spared any major damage, as have most locations HTH members frequent in Central London.  Nevertheless, over the past few nights, even those of us lucky to be far from the turmoil have heard…

The esteemed British medical journal, the Lancet, reported this week that the incidence of tuberculosis in London had risen 50% in the last decade. Unlike neighboring countries, and the rest of the Western world, where tuberculosis has been on the decline for dozens of years, London saw a jump from 2,309 cases in 1999 to 3,450 in 2009. Most tuberculosis…

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