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Path leading to Windsor Castle in Windsor, England.

Go Beyond the City: Take One (Or More!) of These Day Trips from London

As you know, the city of London is chock-full of amazing sights (and historic pubs!). But with more time to spend, taking day trips from London and away from the crowds can be a rewarding way to round out a visit to Britain.

Trust me — you’ll love the opportunity to see the lush countryside and take in the rich history, beautiful villages, and regal castles that England has to offer.

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Two kids in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris holding balloons and a suitcase

Paris With Kids: Family-Friendly Ways to See the City of Light

It’s easy to think of Paris as a playground for grown-ups — fine dining, high fashion, romantic strolls, miles of art galleries, engagement photos.

But the City of Light can also be a playground for young kids and teens, with many beautiful parks, fun foods, delightful entertainment, and ways to see galleries and museums that will engage their senses and make the city feel like it was made for them, too.

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Italy’s Green Pass and What It’s Like to Travel in Italy Right Now

If you’ve been following my blog, you could probably already tell, I’m passionate about good, smart, and efficient travel. Each custom itinerary I craft is thoroughly researched. So, to best serve my clients (and blog readers!), I made my way over to Italy. The goal was to experience for myself how Italy’s Green Pass worked in practice and to generally discover what the realities of traveling looks like now, in the COVID-era.

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View from the Eiffel Tower upon Parc du Champ de Mars.

The Perfect Itinerary Starts with These Sights in Paris

There is perhaps no city that looms larger in a traveler’s imagination than Paris — and rightly so.

The City of Lights. The City of Love. Fashion capital of the world. Ooh la la.

Everything from its picturesque cafes to its cool confidence to its iconic skyline speaks of an effortless embrace of all the good things that make life rich, pleasurable, and sweet.

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Beautiful and ornate decor at the Princess Louise historic pub in London.

Sip Beer With the Ghosts of Famous Brits: A Peek Inside London’s Historic Pubs

When you step inside London’s historic pubs, you’re entering spaces that are filled with mystery, merriment, and exciting stories.

And while there are many historic pubs in London worth exploring — you could even create a custom itinerary that features a pub tour — here are four pubs at the top of my list.

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