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The Castles of Kent: Hever Castle

If you’re a fan of anything related to the Tudors, then you’ll be really excited to know that I visited Hever Castle, childhood home of Anne Boleyn (Henry VIII’s second wife and mother to Queen Elizabeth I). The castle is not as large as Leeds Castle (takes just about an hour or less to cover), but it […]

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The Castles of Kent: Leeds Castle

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I don’t know if it’s my insane love for Game of Thrones, or just a bizarre obsession these days, but I decided that I needed to go visit some castles this summer. While London definitely has its fair share of historic sites, I was craving to see something outside of the city, so I chose to go […]

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Kew Gardens, London

If London is one of your vacation spots this summer, rather than spending all of your days shopping on Oxford Street, I would highly recommend a day trip to Kew Gardens. It is one of London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage sites, and holds a huge collection of plants that is considered to be the most […]

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My Top Five Eats: London

I find that food pretty much makes or breaks my vacations. I could be in the most beautiful or in an extremely significant historic location, and would probably not want to go back because of my “hate” relationship with the food. I know. It’s horrible. London, however, never fails me. Not all of the restaurants […]

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Travel on a Budget: Free Museums to visit in London

London has pretty much become one of my favorite cities in the world. There are always new and exciting activities popping up all over town especially during the summer. You can visit festivals, art exhibitions, botanical gardens, theater shows, museums, palaces, etc… the possibilities are endless! Even Londoners have to keep up with the newest and hottest events in […]

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Visiting Southern Spain

OK. I’m warning you. This post is REALLY long. I just have toooo many pictures to show you!!! I know you’ll probably be a little overwhelmed by pictures and random information and my emotional descriptions, but if you’re not planning on visiting, I think you can just go straight for the pictures. I will totally forgive you […]

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Exploring the Non-Antiquey Side of Portobello Road, London

I started visiting London a lot a few years ago when my parents moved to the city. Actually, when they first moved, I really wasn’t the biggest fan. I mean I had been to London a couple of times as a kid, but as an adult it just seemed like an overwhelmingly big city with too many tourists, a super congested and complicated public […]

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