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Tuesday Deal Day: 41 Hotel, London

Conservatory Suite, Hotel 41, London

London’s 41 Hotel has launched a package designed for couples and stargazers. The “A Night Under the Stars” promotion gives guests the rare opportunity to sleep under the city’s sky in the glass-roofed Penthouse Conservatory Suite while enjoying personalized treats guaranteed to create a memorable night. The package is perfect for special occasions or a […]

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Finding Time to Visit Britain

Time is relative, proved Albert Einstein, but it is also relevant as visitors to Greenwich, a district of south London, are quick to discover. This district has achieved significance importance for lending its name to the standard used to regulate time and set clocks around the world — Greenwich Mean Time. If you’ve ever tried […]

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Kew Bridge Steam Museum: London’s Industrial History on Display

Kew Bridge Steam Museum, London

Fans of the offbeat, quirky museums, and industrial history, may enjoy London’s Kew Bridge Steam Museum, home to a collection of water pumping steam engines.  While it may sound a bit dull at first thought, Victorian era London produced some of the finest waterworks around, and it’s on display here.  Located on the River Thames […]

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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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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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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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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]

A Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Universal Orlando Resort

Holiday magic is a real thing. A feeling deep in your soul. A feeling that brightens your smile, lights up […]