girl gone london an american girl's guide to life and travel in the UK and beyond

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What Retro Hobbies Are Officially Cool Again?

All things vintage are making a comeback at the moment: from fashion to hobbies like knitting and bingo, we just can’t get enough of reliving the past. What’s wrong with that? Absolutely nothing! There are some great retro hobbies out there, and we’re going to list just three here. Baking...

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Psychic Monkey Cookie Delivery

There are few things in life more satisfying than a plate of cookies with your name on them (literally or figuratively). One of the only things, actually, is probably a delivery of fresh cookies straight to your door. So, THANK YOU Psychic Monkey for making this girl’s dream a reality. The...

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Study Abroad at the University of Westminster

I’ve reviewed my past study abroad programs here and here. But I’ve yet to review the University of Westminster, the university I attended for my Master’s degree in Public Relations. A few study abroad programs offer semester partnerships with the University of Westminster, so you can still come even if...

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Busting Myths about British Teeth

Americans have plenty of good stereotypes about the British. When we think of a British person, we usually think of someone with an amazing accent sipping tea with royalty and generally being well educated and polite. We think of top hats and tradition, the beautiful Houses of Parliament, and a...

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How to Buy a House in England Without Losing Your Mind

Spoiler alert: It’s not possible. Back in February, Guy and I started batting around the idea of buying a property. The increasing house prices in the southeast of England haven’t shown any sign of reversing for quite awhile now, and our rented flat was extremely cold in the winter and...

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Kenilworth Castle Review

Situated in the town of Kenilworth in Warwickshire, Kenilworth Castle was built in the 1120s and has played an important part in English history. Multiple kings and queens passed through its beautiful archways, and it was an important base during the War of the Roses. Unfortunately for today’s visitors, Kenilworth...

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Iconic Moments from Classic Travel Films

I have to be honest and say that the vast majority of my inspiration to live and travel abroad comes from the movies. Life always looks just that much grander on the big screen, and I love watching movies to do with everything from airports to expats to vacations to foreign...

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Exploring Morecambe Bay

A few weeks ago, Guy and I went for a week up at Crieff Hydro in Scotland. It’s about an 8 hour drive, which isn’t terrible, but it can be a bit much for one stretch. On the way back, since we left Crieff later in the day, we needed...

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