Category: Travel

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Hamburg: A Travel Guide

For being the second largest city in Germany, Hamburg often gets overlooked by more ‘famous’ cities like Berlin and Munich. But it’s a worthwhile visit in its own right, and I would recommend spending a day or two in this city by the river while in Germany. After all, when else are...

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Best Parks in London for a Picnic

After a really poor showing of sunshine this summer, London’s forecast for the next few weeks actually has more sun than clouds. FINALLY! I spend all year hear either waiting for or missing the summer, so if London didn’t shape up soon we were going to have to have some...

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Exploring South London in Battersea

London’s geographical heartbeat, the River Thames, cuts right through the center of the city to provide distinct “north” and “south” boundaries. While many popular London attractions are north of the river, South London is a treasure trove for beautiful architecture, residential neighborhoods, and fabulous places to eat and shop. One...

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How to Protect Your Home While Traveling

As expats, we spend a lot of time traveling (we can’t help it!). Whether you’re off to Nairobi for a month or Copenhagen for the weekend or Russia for the year, we’re usually leaving our homes behind in search of adventure. But how do you protect your home while you’re...

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10 Free Museums in London You Shouldn’t Miss

One of the best parts of living in London is neverending access to free exhibits, events, and museums. It keeps the city thriving and allows Londoners to actually get out and experience life rather than sitting at home eating ramen noodle because their train ticket cost more than their annual...

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A (Real) American Tourist Guide to London

Aside from the usual “places to go” and “things to do” routine, there are some things about a trip to London (or England, really) that still catch American tourists off guard. You may be someone who prefers to figure out the nuances of a culture on your own, and in...

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An American Girl’s Guide to Stratford-upon-Avon

In between the bright lights of massive cities like London and the “untouched,” natural bits of the UK are hundreds and hundreds of towns and villages with their own local secrets and charm. For many tourists, Stratford-upon-Avon is one of those towns, the perfect combination of history and “classic” English culture...

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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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Cabin luggage: the essential guide for your summer vacation

With the sunny season nearly upon us, you might be looking forward to a summer vacation. If you want to make the most of your trip though, you’ll need to plan it properly – and if you’re flying to your destination of choice, this includes making sure you know the...