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Channel Your Inner Spy On This James Bond 007 London Holiday

by Anthony Manzanares on November 20, 2015

  It’s been over a week since the new James Bond film “Spectre” premiered, and already the film has grossed in excess of $294 million. I haven’t been to see it yet, busy traveling, but it’s on the to-see list for the coming week. For those who would like to channel their inner spy and […]

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Classic English Vacations Themed on Classic English Characters

by Mary Jo Manzanares on October 30, 2013

Royal Exchange, Cornhill, England

Themed travel has become popular with travelers in the past few years, and England provides a couple of lovable characters around which to theme your next visit. Bridget Jones Helen Fielding’s hopeless romantic character, Bridget Jones, returns in a third book, Mad About the Boy, released earlier this month. She’s still single and looking for […]

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Delve into History and Culture with London Museums

by Guest Contributor on January 24, 2013

Diplodocus replica at Natural History Museum, London.

One of the primary reasons for people visiting the city of London is the sheer volume of history, culture, and heritage that oozes from its very walls. Jam packed with museums and galleries, the city is a culture vulture’s dream, offering the ability to wile away days upon days exploring the exhibitions and displays that […]

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The Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, UK

by Katy Stewart on April 20, 2012

The towns and villages of the Chiltern Hills make for a great day trip from London, offering a perfect slice of English life, with rolling green countryside, picture-book cottages and quiet country churches. But in one of the villages, Great Missenden, there is an altogether more quirky attraction: The Roald Dahl Museum. The museum was […]

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A Guided Walk Around Undiscovered Guildford

by Guest Contributor on January 27, 2012

Posting House on High Street

Guildford is a charming market town in Surrey just 30 minutes from central London but it feels a world apart from the UK capital’s hustle and bustle.  It’s famous for being the place that inspired Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll, he’s buried there.  More recently it’s acquired a burgeoning reputation among tourists for its […]

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Is Transatlantic Cruising Right for You?

by Tui Snider on January 10, 2012

Transatlantic sky. (photo by Tui Snider)

I have crossed the Atlantic by cruise ship three times now and loved it every time. Still, it’s not for everyone. Even if you like cruise travel it doesn’t guarantee that you will enjoy a transatlantic crossing. Here are some things to consider when making that decision. Dinner and a Show Every Night One thing […]

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It’s Greenwich Time

by Jenni Ingersoll on December 23, 2011

A district of south London known as Greenwich holds a place of universal importance.  Not because The Queen’s House, located here, served as the residence for several generations of British royals including Henry VIII.  Nor for the fact that it is the site of  the world’s largest maritime museum, the National Maritime Museum or that it holds […]

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Shopping at London’s Harrods Department Store

by Rita Cook on December 22, 2011

shopping at Harrods in London

When in London there is one place that most visitors have on their list of places to visit.  The infamous Harrods in Knightsbridge is not only about shopping till you drop, but the store also offers restaurants and a personal shopping service too. In true Harrods fashion the store even has a dress code that reads: […]

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Victoria and Albert courtyard

Despite several journeys to London, I kept displacing a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum with other tourist options. This fall, however, I finally got around to checking it out. I’m sure glad I did.  The museum was so fun that I plan to go back on my next London trip. Here are some […]

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Seven Dials: A London Mystery Solved

by Guest Contributor on December 15, 2011

Seven Dials, London

Seven Dials is a mystery.  It’s a strange name for a district of London. Even when you think you’ve solved the puzzle – the name refers to the sundials on the pillar at the junction of seven streets – another mystery raises its head – why Seven Dials when there are only six?  And why […]

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