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I have a confession to make. After growing up in Orlando and basically forming my entire worldview with the help of such Disney theme park locations as “Fantasyland,” “Tomorrowland,” and “Frontierland,” I have a strange way of dealing with reality. So much so that my first time in Norway, I…
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Alternate title: “I’ve got 99 problems and my visa application is all of them.” Here’s what you need to know about submitting a UK visa application. 1. Excitement This is the “anything is possible if you just believe” stage. Visa extension? NO PROBLEM. I can’t wait to continue my life…
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It is widely known that most of the world thinks Americans are generally poor eaters. I don’t help this stereotype much by constantly explaining how much I love Poptarts, of course, but I would like to take this moment to lovingly point out that the UK should not be throwing…
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By the time I had written this post on weddings this summer, my boyfriend and I had been to multiple weddings and had spent a lot of time discussing what we’d like in our own one day. We’ve been together for almost 2.5 years and have been dating for closer…
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Let me start by saying that, in my personal and completely stereotypical experience, Brits aren’t huge fans of being ‘fans.’ Enthusiasm is saved for the previously mentioned 10 seconds after your football team scores a goal, and “loving” things is just…not a thing. You just got engaged? Well, good for…
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Since the 1990s, European budget airlines have been making their presence known as a viable travel option. Many of the top names have excellent safety records and are a great choice for the budget-conscious traveler or the business employee whose company is too cheap to spring for your upgrade because…
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Over the years (and on this blog), I’ve done more than my fair share of (lovingly) poking fun of the UK as I try to navigate life here after moving from America to the UK. However, I’m an equal opportunist, and there are some weird things about America that also seem bizarre…
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