Travel

The Best Time to Study Abroad in London
Besides picking a program, the hardest part about studying abroad in London is deciding when to come. Of course, I’m an overachiever so I studied abroad in London all four seasons so you didn’t have to. The good news is that they’re all good times, obviously. But here’s how ‘the…
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…
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. Hey,…
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…
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…
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