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A Magical World: Warner Bros Studio Tour

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” -Albus Dumbledore We have three Harry Potter fanatics in our family.  I began reading the books in 2000, after the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Much as I poked fun of the adults in my life for obsessing over… Continue reading A Magical World: Warner Bros Studio Tour

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Fun, Fabulous, and Free London Museums

London is famous for having some amazing museums with extensive collections. From art and history to science and anthropology, there are museums to satisfy many a curiosity. We visited two spectacular public museums during our stay in London: For the science lovers, we explored the Natural History Museum. To learn more about history and ancient… Continue reading Fun, Fabulous, and Free London Museums

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Welcome to London

London, England is an amazing city. It marries a long tradition and history with 21st century modernity, and this vibe was evident in what we were able to do and see during our four-day stay in London. As many a travel site has commented, London is an expensive city to visit.  The British pound is… Continue reading Welcome to London

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Our Great British Transportation Adventure

As I transition from our stay in the English countryside to London, I'd like to take a minute to talk about the issue of transportation while visiting Great Britain. For us, our primary mode of transportation changed when we headed into London, and there was much we learned from the experience of just getting around.… Continue reading Our Great British Transportation Adventure

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From Pasadena, California: The 131st Tournament of Roses

It doesn’t get much more Pasadena, California than enjoying the Tournament of Roses parade on a brisk, sunny New Year’s Day. To kick off the new year and new decade, we headed up the road to Colorado Boulevard dark and early for the parade. This year’s theme was “The Power of Hope,” and we saw […]