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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…
An American Girls 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…
An American Girls Guide to Looking like a Tourist
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 jet-setting counterparts. A “tourist” is just someone traveling for pleasure, which is the majority of us at one time or another. Tourists are people too! This…
A Beginners 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…
Hever Castle and 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…
Why I'm Not Scared to Travel in Europe
I wrote about this topic a few months ago, but after being in America and hearing the question “Aren’t you scared of traveling in Europe with the recent terror attacks?” over and over again, I thought I’d clear things up. I believe this was spawned not only from press coverage of…
Churchill War Rooms Review
If the Churchill War Rooms are a site you’re considering, read below to hear my thoughts! And if you decide it interests you, use this link to book a tour in advance! Keeping track of UK history can be a bit daunting given it’s extensive history of imperialism and the oftentimes…
Weight Loss from Moving Countries The Expat Diet
Hold your hats, because we’re about to get personal. For the vast majority of my teenage years and my early college years, I was probably overweight. I think I bordered on the “Normal” and “Overweight” BMI line, but was probably more often closer to the latter. What can I say,…
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