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All-Aboard the Hogwarts Express: Taking a Ride on The Jacobite

The Hogwarts Express train in the Harry Potter books/films was...
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Fly Away to The Garlic Festival on the Isle of Wight

Meeting The Garlic King I love when I meet someone...
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Review of Airbnb – Does the Holiday Rental Company Live Up to the Hype?

It seems as if Airbnb is everywhere in the news...
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Why I Travel and Leave My Family at Home

This post is a bit out of the ordinary, but...
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All-Aboard the Hogwarts Express: Taking a Ride on The Jacobite

The Hogwarts Express train in the Harry Potter books/films was...
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Best Places for American Expats in England

The UK Office of National Statistics estimates that up to...
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My New Camera: The Pentax Q10

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The Expat Perspective: Raising Kids in England

Raising Children in England My daughter was born in America,...
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Review of Airbnb – Does the Holiday Rental Company Live Up to the Hype?

Posted by on 9:22 am in East Sussex, England, Reviews, travel tips, Travels | 4 comments

Review of Airbnb – Does the Holiday Rental Company Live Up to the Hype?

It seems as if Airbnb is everywhere in the news lately. From the good to the bad to the ugly, everyone from congressmen to Facebook friends have an opinion on the holiday rental company- making it difficult for those who have never used the service before to know what they are getting themselves into. As I was planning a celebratory trip with friends to the historic town of Rye in East Sussex, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to give Airbnb a try. Something that always interested me about the service is that there are incredible...

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Why I Travel and Leave My Family at Home

Posted by on 10:18 am in Thoughts, Travels | 5 comments

Why I Travel and Leave My Family at Home

This post is a bit out of the ordinary, but it is something that has been weighing on me and I felt like it was time to address the issue. We all the have the power to live our dreams, and what is more we deserve to.     I often travel alone. Sometimes my husband joins me, more often my daughter does, but most of the time I go all by myself. I love the freedom that travel gives me, and just because I have a family it doesn’t mean I need to give that up. I am often questioned about it and I decided it was time to put it all out...

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All-Aboard the Hogwarts Express: Taking a Ride on The Jacobite

Posted by on 3:33 pm in Scotland, Travels | 7 comments

All-Aboard the Hogwarts Express: Taking a Ride on The Jacobite

The Hogwarts Express train in the Harry Potter books/films was possibly one of the most magical aspects of the world built by J. K. Rowling.  The idea that an invisible platform could exist unbeknownst to all those passing through King’s Cross Station in London was something so simple and so extraordinary it awakened imaginations all over the globe. (I am sure that those of you who have  frequented King’s Cross during the dreaded commuter peak hours can attest that a secret train platform to escape to would be a welcome addition...

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Beavers, Bears and Tomahawk Throwing: Exploring the Quirky Side of the Canadian Wilderness at Hotel Sacacomie

Posted by on 12:02 am in Canada, Travels | 6 comments

Beavers, Bears and Tomahawk Throwing: Exploring the Quirky Side of the Canadian Wilderness at Hotel Sacacomie

Growing up I wasn’t what you would call an outdoorsy girl. Even though I grew up much of my life on a ranch with farm animals and the whole shebang, I always preferred the cool breeze of the air conditioner over the steaming Texas summers. Somewhere along the way though, I have grown to love nature. The absolute beauty of this world in its purest form. There is truly nothing more humbling. My mom still can’t believe it. Every time I post a picture of me on a hike or riding a horse, she calls me out. “You hate being...

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Fly Away to The Garlic Festival on the Isle of Wight

Posted by on 2:02 pm in England, Isle of Wight, Travels | 6 comments

Fly Away to The Garlic Festival on the Isle of Wight

Meeting The Garlic King I love when I meet someone who seems larger than life.  Someone that exudes a passion for what they do, with stories that captivate and have you hanging on to every word. A person that can make you believe in something you never gave a second thought about, simply by watching the excitement in their eyes, the enthusiasm and intensity in their every spoken syllable. When I met Colin Boswell, I knew I had met someone special. Mr. Boswell is the driving force behind the Isle of Wight’s popular Garlic Festival. He...

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