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One Day 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 time. Over the years, I’ve spent up to five days here at one time, but if you only have one day in…
Is the London Eye Worth It
As the most popular tourist attraction in London, the London Eye is impossible to miss as you’re walking along the Thames. It was originally built in 2000 as the “Millennium Wheel,” though the Millennium is almost 20 years behind us now and it’s still slowly rotating over the river, steady…
South Kensington London An Area Guide
London is a massive city that is home to people of all different backgrounds and religion, the rich and the poor, tourists and residents, Taylor Swift fans and Kanye lovers. But within that mixture are different boroughs that do have distinct identities and values. One of my favorite districts of…
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…
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