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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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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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The New Forest National Park

The United Kingdom is home to 15 designated National Parks, areas of natural beauty and historic or cultural significance. Ten of these are located within England and include famous areas such as the Lake District, the North York Moors, and the Peak District. The other five are outside of England, with two in Scotland and… Continue reading The New Forest National Park

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A Day in Bath

"Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant.  You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan." Captain Wentworth, Persuasion It is… Continue reading A Day in Bath

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Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta

After visiting Stonehenge, we backtracked nine miles to the historic city of Salisbury.  We had been searching for Old Sarum, the site of the oldest known settlement in the area.  Unfortunately the sat nav got a little confused, likely due to user error, and so we never made it to Old Sarum.  Instead, in a… Continue reading Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta