Kate on 01/10/2014
Kay's Bar Edinburgh | Abbott & West Productions

Where to Eat: Edinburgh

The Scottish capital has flown under the radar for too long. It’s renowned throughout Europe for its arts and culture – the Festival, anyone? – but, somehow, Americans keep overlooking it. We’re here to change that. The ancient city is one of the world’s most picturesque, with its medieval castle towering above and impressive architecture […]

Kate on 12/13/2013
Kirkstall Abbey Leeds | Abbott & West Productions

Where to Go: Leeds

Before you protest, “But where’s Leeds?” allow me to point you to a map of the United Kingdom. A former industrial hub in southwest Yorkshire (and, thus, somewhere around the center of the island of Great Britain, and firmly in Northern England), this manageable city has plenty for the curious traveler to explore – especially […]

The Innocents Abroad on 05/15/2013
San Francisco Abbott & West Productions

Where the Innocents Have Been: San Francisco

Even if you haven’t watched our latest episode, at the James Beard Award-winning State Bird Provisions, (though we highly recommend that you do!) it would be no secret that we love San Francisco and the Bay Area. It’s Kate’s hometown, Nora’s spiritual home and we don’t trust anyone who doesn’t love it. (Kidding! Sort of…) […]

Kate on 12/21/2012
Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik

Where to Go: Reykjavik

Despite making international headlines with its 2008 economic collapse and literally shutting down international flights with the Eyjafjallajökull volcano’s eruption in 2010, Iceland remains off the beaten track, skipped over by both North American and European travelers as they hop back and forth across the Atlantic. Stop in on your way over, though – IcelandAir offers […]

The Innocents Abroad on 11/02/2012

Where the Innocents Have Been: Montreal

For our first episode outside New York City, we jetted (or, more correctly, trained) north, across the border, to one of North America’s most European cities: Montreal. Neither of us had ever been there before, but between Kate’s deep-seated francophilia, Nora’s passions for design and art, and our mutual love of food and exploring new […]