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Markets of the World: Columbia Road Flower Market in London

When I visited East London last November, one of the recommendations that popped up time after time were the London markets located in the East End. I went to several of them over the weekend (some are exclusively either on Saturdays or Sundays), and far and away, the prettiest market in London that I visited […]

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Markets of the World: Borough Market London

Getting there, sort of We got out of the London Bridge underground station at Borough High Street. The map I had showed that the entrance to Borough Market was right in front of the tube exit, so we crossed the street and started looking. But nothing. We went into some alleys, looked behind some corners. […]

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Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, London.

Travel In Focus: What to do in London

Travel in Focus is a monthly feature highlighting the best travel tips and suggestions for a particular place from around the web. Check out the internet’s best travel writing about London to help you plan your trip! Budget Travel in London: Visiting London on a Student Budget from Holiday Nomad 10 Ways to Save Money in […]

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Fabulous Friday Foto: Glastonbury Abbey, England

  Glastonbury Abbey is the site of a spectacular set of ruins of an ancient 12th century monastery.  Located in south west England, Glastonbury Abbey was an extremely worthy afternoon excursion. Walking through the ruins of the ancient monastery makes you feel like you have stepped into another time, and they are filled with incredible photo […]

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Where to Buy Good Whisky in Scotland and Edinburgh

Where to Buy Good Whisky in London and Edinburgh

Don’t think you like whisky?  I wasn’t crazy about it, either, until after our first visit to Scotland.  Drinking the national drink in the place that it was made gave me a new appreciation for the wide range of subtle flavors in good whisky. Since then, my love of whiskey has expanded to other types […]

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Chalice Well England

Fabulous Friday Foto: Chalice Well, England

A place wrapped up in mysteries an legends, Chalice Well in south west England is a peaceful stop on a tour of the area. The Chalice Well is one of many sacred wells located throughout the country.  It is of particular note because legends say that Joseph of Arimithea either washed or buried the cup […]

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Glastonbury Tor England

Fabulous Friday Foto: Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor in south west England is a magical and beautiful place. Myths and legends surround it…some say it is the entrance to the fabled Isle of Avalon, and that it is tied closely with the legends of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. Even if none of that holds any interest for you, the […]

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Europe Canal Boat

Looking Down the Road: Renting a Canal Boat; A Great Way to Explore Europe For Families

I stumbled across the idea of renting a houseboat to explore the canals of Europe a couple of years ago and I became completely transfixed.  What a great way to get off the beaten path and visit un-touristy small towns and villages while leisurely drifting past some incomparable scenery! The idea of renting a houseboat (or a […]

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The Red Lion Pub in Avebury, one of our lunch stops.

Reminiscing about our Favorite United Kingdom Pubs

I visited the Contented Cow the other night.  It is our local British pub, and the next best thing to being at a pub in the United Kingdom.  I had a great time, and it gt me reminiscing about the great pubs that we visited on our trip to the UK in June of 2011. […]

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The Making of Harry Potter

Looking Down the Road: Where was Harry Potter Filmed? The Making of Harry Potter tour in London at Warner Brothers Studios in London

Have you ever wondered, ” Where was Harry Potter Filmed ?”  Some of the answers to your questions might be waiting in London. “The Making of Harry Potter” at the Warner Brother’s Studios in London is opening March 31st, 2012,  and this is defintely on our family’s to do list. I am always looking for […]

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