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Careys Manor New Forest Review

Imagine a world where ponies run wild right outside your window, a relaxing spa looks out to grass fields and breakfast can be eaten in your slippers and bathrobe. Now stop imagining, because whatever you’ve come up with in your head is nowhere near as good as the real thing...

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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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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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Exploring London’s Borough Market

London is home to some amazing markets, but there is no better place to stuff your face with homemade deliciousness than Borough Market. Borough Market is open from Monday to Saturday, with limited stalls on a Monday and a Tuesday. It gets absolutely packed on a Friday and Saturday, and...

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5 Must-Do Activities in Oxford

Oh, Oxford. The city where much of Harry Potter was filmed, the home of the oldest university in the world, and one of my favorite places to spend the day. Oxford is in the southeast of England, just about an hour from London. The architecture is classically gorgeous, the food...

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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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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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Show Your World 2016: Edinburgh

Happy New Year! We’re almost a day into 2016 in London and so far, so good! As it is suddenly the first Friday of the month, today is a Show Your World day! Show Your World is an international link-up that was started by Yuliya from Tiny Expats and she had...

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Show Your World – Brighton

Show Your World is an international link-up that was started by Yuliya from Tiny Expats and she had asked me, after a year of hosting, to help out by co-hosting. Now, with Yuliya taking a break from blogging, I am taking over for the foreseeable future. It is still Yuliya’s creation,...