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Best Things to Do in London: Afternoon Tea At Harrods

Best Things to Do in London: Afternoon Tea At Harrods

I am a huge fan of afternoon tea, as anyone who read my most recent post on Things I always do when in London know. And those who follow me on Instagram know that my birthday was this past Friday. While I spent my actual birthday driving in a car and then on an overnight flight to London, my friends and I had planned a fancy afternoon tea for our first full day in London to celebrate. We opted to…

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Top 5 Things To Do in London

Top 5 Things To Do in London

So I am off to London today on an amazing 10 day trip with amazing friends and I realised this is the 9th time I have visited London! I first went back in 2012 with my college marching Band to perform during the olympics. Fun fact: we were the first non-British musical group to perform on the Mall in front of Buckingham palace, but I digress. So as I was preparing for the trip and talking to my friends about…

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A Weekend in St. Petersburg

A Weekend in St. Petersburg

Back in the summer of 2014, I spent 6 weeks studying abroad in Russia and I have been enamoured by the country ever since. The history, the people, and the beautiful places captured my heart so I wanted to do a feature piece on the long weekend I spent in St. Petersburg and some of the amazing sites you can see if you make your way to this magical city!

Best Things to Do in Amsterdam

Best Things to Do in Amsterdam

As I sit here writing this post, I know how cliche it seems, but when I am preparing for a trip, I find posts like this to be the most helpful source of information and I hope this post can help those of you planning to visit Amsterdam! I have been to Amsterdam twice, but the first time was on a short overnight layover and I didn’t get to explore much. On my second trip, I budgeted a full 3…

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3 Reasons I Hated Barcelona and How to Avoid Making the Same Mistakes

3 Reasons I Hated Barcelona and How to Avoid Making the Same Mistakes

Ever since I started learning Spanish at 7 years old, I have wanted to visit Spain and specifically Madrid and Barcelona as those are the two cities you always learn about in class. I visited Madrid back in 2013 and absolutely loved everything about the city, but all my friends told me, “just wait until you visit Barcelona!” I finally made it to Barcelona this March and, of all the cities I was visiting, it was the one where I…

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Hidden Gems of Geneva, Switzerland

Hidden Gems of Geneva, Switzerland

Before, during, and after my recent trip, as I listed the stops I had planned, people always stopped me at Geneva and asked why it was on the list. Well, as a proud Model United Nations nerd who spent four years of undergrad traveling the US and pretending to be a diplomat at conferences, I could not pass up the chance to visit the UN in Geneva. In addition, the flight to Geneva from Amsterdam cost under $20 so Geneva…

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A Nerd’s Guide to London: 4 Must-See Museums and More!

A Nerd’s Guide to London: 4 Must-See Museums and More!

The first stop on my epic 2 week backpacking trip through Europe was a city that is becoming quite familiar to me: London, England. This is the third time I have been to London in 4 years, the first being with my college marching band for the Olympics in 2012 and the second being part of a study abroad trip in summer 2014, but I have by no means seen everything worth seeing! As a self-proclaimed nerd, I would rather…

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A Definitive Ranking of England’s Grocery Stores

A Definitive Ranking of England’s Grocery Stores

I grew in the Southern USA where shopping is a pleasure because you go to Publix for all your needs and wants. ¬†Forsaking Publix with its weekly BOGOs, amazing Sub counter, and fresh-baked cookies in favor of discovering the world and living abroad still leaves me with cravings on a weekly basis, but England’s grocery stores aren’t as bad as I thought they would be. Each store has its merits and drawbacks, but overall there isn’t much that I could…

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