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Kendal Museum in Cumbria

Kendal Museum, Kendal, Cumbria

Kendal is a small town located in the Lakes District of Cumbria with a rich history that attracts tourists.  Located on the River Kent, it was once known as Kirkby in Kendal, but now is referred to as simply Kendal.  It’s historically been a popular spot for visitors in the Lakes District, both because of […]

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Practical Accommodations During the London Olympics

London highlights

While most of us will still stay in regular hotels when we go on holiday or travel on business, there’s an increasingly large range of other alternatives available, from house swaps and couch surfing to serviced apartments.  Nowhere has more choices than London, so I recently had a look into what’s available – particularly since […]

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Festivals in Brighton: Party On

Brighton Festival Fringe

  If all Olympics and Jubilee festivities of London are a bit too stuffy for you, get out of the city and head to Brighton, known as a premier UK hotspot for nightlife, music, and festivals.  About an hour south of London, by train (the Jurys Inn Brighton is located not too far from the […]

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10 Things To Do in St. Andrews, Scotland

Gate of St Andrews, Scotland

Named for the apostle Andrew, the town of St Andrews is located on the east coast of Fife in Scotland and was originally founded as a religious settlement.  Today it is widely known for its university and as the home of golf in Scotland (and the world), and is a popular tourism spot for travelers […]

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Royal London: 8 Royal Parks

St James Park London

A visit to London this year is sure to be full of hectic activities and adventures. The 2012 Olympics Summer Olympics will bring in athletes, fans, and visitors from around the world, and Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee has the calendar chock full of commemorative events and displays.  You can easily find yourself wrapped up in a […]

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7 Spooky Spots for a Haunted Halloween in London

Highgate Cemetery London

The spooky, eerie, and downright creepy, take center stage in October as interest in the paranormal peaks for Halloween-time.  If visitors are not too nervous to leave their London hotels, it’s a good time to explore the spookier side of London.  Here are seven haunted sites in London to get you started: Tower of London […]

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Subversive Ways of Seeing London

Are you tired of doing the same thing day in, day out?  Do your travel plans seem a bit routine?  Have you gotten stuck in a rut?  Today we have a guest post from travel writer Andrea Kirkby who is trying to convince us of ways to look at things differently while in London. —- […]

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The Powerscourt Estate: A Daytrip from Dublin

Powerscourt Fountain Ireland

  Many first time visitors to Dublin don’t know that the ‘Garden of Ireland’ – County Wicklow – is only 30 minutes south of the city center. No trip to Ireland would be complete without leaving the capital city to see the countryside that the Emerald Isle is so famous for. While there are many […]

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Royal Beasts Return to Tower Of London

The Royal Wedding isn’t the only royal excitement in London the spring, although it probably overshadows most.  But there’s another magical story that comes to life this spring, and that’s the story of the Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London. The Royal Menagerie was first established at the Tower of London in the early […]

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Top 10 Things To Do In London For A Wheelchair User

London Eye and city of London

Today I have a guest post on a topic I know very little about – accessible travel.  I take for granted getting up and down stairs, walking down narrow cobblestone streets, and making plans with very little thought.  While not every traveler is as carefree with planning their vacation, accessibility is no longer the barrier […]

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Sunday Stories for December 21st, 2014

Sunday Stories for December 21st, 2014

I’m counting down the days till Christmas, and till New Year’s, but still found a few stories to share this […]

Sunday Stories for December 14th, 2014

Mango and sticky rice for dessert

This past week I visited Salt Lake City. I hadn’t been there since the late 1980s, and was amazed to […]

Take the 2014 Traveling with MJ Survey

As I sit down to do a little end-of-year wrap up and editorial planning for 2015, I am asking for […]

Sunday Stories for December 7th, 2014

Yokohama Royal Park Hotel

This past week I was in Houston, a city I have not yet begun to discover. It set me to […]