Travel

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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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Since the 1990s, European budget airlines have been making their presence known as a viable travel option, so it’s about time for some tips on flying with a budget airline! Many of the top names have excellent safety records and are a great choice for the budget-conscious traveler or the…
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I can honestly say that in no way have I ever thought I’d be able to say such casually (not at all) humble things like “Oh, sorry, couldn’t make your Christmas party. We’re skiing in the Alps.” “This little number? Got it in the French alps.” “Have you ever been…
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Whether you live in Edinburgh and just want to take a weekend road trip from Edinburgh or you’re visiting Edinburgh as part of your Scottish road trip itinerary, there’s no denying the fact that Edinburgh is a fantastic starting location for a weekend trip out into other parts of Scotland.…
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As a coastal city in England, Brighton is obviously the place to see in the summer with long days of sunshine rather than the cold, dark winter, but I contend that a weekend in Brighton can be an amazing experience any time of the year if you really put your…
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When it comes to getting into the Christmas spirit, I always prefer to have some sort of event to kick it off. Whether it’s attending a Christmas tree lighting, shopping at a local Christmas fair or just going out for a festive walk and then putting up the tree, marking…
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While I usually stick with the lighter side of things, Friday night’s Paris attacks have hit a bit close to home in many ways. With just a two hour train ride linking London and the French capital, I received a few messages directly and my mom fielded phone calls from…
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If there’s one area of knowledge Americans usually fail on when it comes to this part of the world, its geography. To this day, I can label about 10 English cities on a map and maybe one in Wales and IF YOU’RE LUCKY AND I’VE HAD 9 HOURS OF SLEEP,…
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