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A woman having afternoon tea at Royal Albert Hall in London

Afternoon Tea In London: Top Spots for an Authentic Experience

Getting the experience of an authentic afternoon tea in London is one of those traditions that gives a visitor genuine insight into English culture.

There are many places where you can get a wonderful afternoon tea, and what’s great about the many choices is that you can pick a location based on your travel itinerary and preferences.

As a certified London travel expert, here are my favorites:

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Arrondissements map showing options for where to stay in Paris

Insider Tips for Choosing Where to Stay in Paris

Paris is a huge city and one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Finding the right place to stay — whether you’re traveling solo, on a romantic getaway, or with your friends or family — can be a daunting task, to say the least.

Many first-time travelers hastily pick hotels based on name recognition or a price point, without realizing that that particular hotel may or may not serve the overall needs or desires of their trip.

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Christmas lights and decorations on the streets of London

Try a Christmas Market in London for the Ultimate Holiday Experience

If you grew up watching A Christmas Carol, you likely remember the final scenes, where a transformed and joyful Ebenezer Scrooge skips through the holiday-bedecked streets of London, giddily spreading Christmas cheer to everyone.

That feeling — of joy and merriment, of generosity and creativity and goodwill that warms winter’s chill, of festive fun for all ages — that is the feeling you get when you visit a Christmas market in London. There’s nothing like it, and it’s one of my favorite experiences to recommend to England-bound travelers from mid-November to New Year’s.

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Canopo at Hadrian's Villa

12 Delightful Day Trips from Rome Within 2 Hours Reach

There’s no question that the city of Rome and all of its must-see sights could keep a curious traveler occupied and enthralled for weeks. But if you’re looking for a breather in the middle of your Roman holiday, Italy’s awesome public transport makes day trips from Rome an easy choice that can add so much richness to your trip.

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Christmas tree in front of the Roman Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Best Places to Enjoy the Holiday Season in Europe

Traveling during the holiday season is something I think everyone should do at least once. In cities and towns of various sizes, you’ll see the local people spilling out into the streets each night, shopping, eating, drinking, singing, dancing, and socializing. And as a visitor, you’re warmly invited to mix with the locals and join the party.

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Red Metro street sign in Paris

Types of Tickets and Metro Passes in Paris: Which Will You Need?

So, you’ve decided to travel to Paris. How exciting! As a part of your planning, you’re researching how to get around the city and which tickets or metro passes in Paris are the best for your needs. My goal in this blog is to reveal the different options, the differences between them, and which logistics you should consider that will help you make your choice.

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