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AK Monthly Recap: February 2024

Kate taking a selfie next to the London Underground stop for Mansion House.

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January is all about time at home working — which means February is about getting back into it again! This month, I headed out to London and Paris, plus a little side trip to the spa town of Mariánské Lázně in the Czech Republic.

Let’s take a look!

Mansion House. Which contains neither a mansion nor a house.

Destinations Visited

  • Prague and Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic
  • London, England
  • Paris, France
A view of London landmarks including Big Ben, the Shard, and the London Eye.
As far as conference views go, this one was one of the best.


A return to travel shows in London. This year I decided to attend IMM UK for the first time — a speed networking event for travel media professionals and travel brands. I used to be a regular at IMM USA in New York each year, so figured it would be good to try the UK version.

Full honesty — while I made some good connections at the event, I wouldn’t prioritize this one as a content creator. I found the London version to be much more traditional media-oriented than the IMM events in New York and Berlin; I got startlingly few appointments and a lot of the people there had no clue about blogs or social media. In 2024.

The event was right across the street from Westminster Abbey (which I visited for the first time since I was a teenager!) with views of Big Ben, the London Eye, and the Shard, which was nice.

And Charlie and I had a great time for those four days in London. We had a belated Christmas brunch with his family at a pub; we had great meals at Hunan (18-course Chinese!) and Dishoom (awesome Indian); we saw Arsenal’s women’s team play Manchester United at Emirates Stadium (SO AWESOME that women’s sports are taking off so much in the UK!).

And I finally got to introduce Charlie to my friend Chris, whom longtime readers will remember as one of my all-time favorite travel buddies from my Southeast Asia backpacking days. And guess what…THEY WENT TO THE SAME HIGH SCHOOL. Who knew?!

People riding an old-fashioned merry-go-round in Paris with bicycles instead of horses.
I loved the old-timey rides at the Musée des Arts Forains!

A lovely few days in Paris. I booked myself two days in Paris and it rained torrentially nearly the entire time, but I did get to do a bunch of new things: I visited the Musée des Arts Forains, a magical fantasia of a museum full of old-timey carnival attractions; I visited the Rothko exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in the Bois de Boulogne; I had the ultimate ham…

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