Expat Life

  • Life in London: September and October 2018

    Life in London: September and October 2018
  • Two Years On

    Two Years On
  • Life in London: August 2018

    Life in London: August 2018
  • Life in London: July 2018

    Life in London: July 2018

Hiking The Cotswold Way Part I: Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway and Stanton

For our final hiking training trip before our big Swiss adventure, we headed out to the beautiful Cotswolds to hike along the Cotswold Way. Running along the western length of the beautiful Cotswolds Area of National Beauty, the Cotswold Way is over 100 miles long, reaching from Chipping Camden to…

8 of The Best London Views That Aren’t the London Eye

London is a beautiful city. It’s ever-evolving skyline is filled with historical landmarks, incredible architecture and eye-catching skyscrapers. With so much to see and so much variety, sometimes the best views are from above! Luckily there are many vantage points in London with incredible views of the city, both free…

Edinburgh, Scotland

After visiting Loch Ness, exploring the Isle of Skye, and making our way back southwards via Glencoe and the Tossachs, we arrived in Edinburgh on a Sunday evening for the last day of our Scottish adventure with my parents. This beautiful city was the perfect backdrop for the end of…

Isle of Skye to Edinburgh via Fort William

This post is a special post – it marks the 100th post on basicbonvivant.com. Thank you so much for visiting, reading and following along. It has been a blast to share this very unique time in our lives with you and I hope you’ve found it useful for your own…

Life in London: June 2018

June was a strange month for us in London. For me, the month started and ended far from London and we were focused on work, visitors and hike preparations. Here are some photos and thoughts from this month! June in London This spring, it has felt like each week is…

A Taste of Home: PF Chang’s Asian Table

As I mentioned here, I have always wanted to incorporate more food content into this blog. Food is not only a huge part of travel, but also a part of the expat experience. Food can be an incredible comfort when you’re far from home and recreating a favorite dish can…

Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye in Scotland had been on our travel bucket list since we first arrived in the UK. This almost mystical, beautiful part of Scotland was an area we hoped to explore by car, so instead of our usual weekend whirlwind trip, we booked three nights there with…