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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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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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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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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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