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An American Girl’s Guide to Looking like a Tourist

You may recognize this article from my e-mail newsletter. You, too, can get exclusive content by signing up on the right hand side of the page! I hate that the word “tourist” has become a negative thing, associated with travelers who are less cultured and hip and instagram-savvy than their...

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Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel Review

Overview Situated just off Clopton bridge in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel is a beautiful historic hotel in Warwickshire. We were lucky enough to get to stay in the hotel this past weekend during our visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, and we weren’t disappointed. As a major draw for tourists, Stratford-upon-Avon has...

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Four Ways to Keep Yourself Entertained While Traveling

When it comes to travelling, the destination is often far more exciting than the journey. That is, unless you’re going on holiday via a space rocket. Alas, since teleportation has not yet been invented, many of us spend quite a lot of time on buses, subways, trains, trams, planes or...

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Patook Review: An Expat Friend-Finding App

One of the hardest part about being an expat is finding friends in your new country. It can make or break your experience, and it’s not always easy to throw yourself into the local culture and be the life of the party in a country you’re not familiar with. So...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Barcelona

Now that the summer is on its way, I am ALL ABOUT the heat. After months of cold, grey skies and coats and scarves and “can’t feel my hands, are they still there?” I (and most Londoners) am ready to embrace warmer temperatures. The catch is that the English summer...

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Buying a House in England: A Word of Caution

I had lofty dreams when I first moved to England. I distinctly remember standing on Tower Bridge, watching the sunrise, and thinking to myself, “One day, this can be your life! You can cycle across Tower Bridge at god knows what time to your edgy job where no one wears...

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Hever Castle & Gardens Review

Last weekend we went down to the coast (Dover, more specifically) to have a few days away and check to see if we could still see France (yep, can confirm, still there!) We had been trying to find a castle to visit while down south when Guy brought up the...

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America: A Photo Essay

I try very hard to give you an accurate depiction of expat life in the UK. From visas to jobs to cultural oddities, I am on the front lines sharing the action with you. But today, I’d like to pay tribute to my other love: America. America, the land of...

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March Income Report – 2016

Okay, it’s almost May, but before this month is out I feel like I still have time to bring you the March income report! It’s going to be a quick one, really, because I made 0 dollars or pounds from my blog in March. This isn’t strictly true, actually, as...

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