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Hever Castle, the Childhood Home of Anne Boleyn

The childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle was an easy choice for a day trip from London. It’s a wonderful castle with expansive history and several rooms to explore – not to mention the wonderful gardens and grounds. I was also quite happy to find the town of Hever very small but very charming. It makes a wonderful day trip for everyone.

Hever Castle

Anne Boleyn at Hever Castle

Anne Boleyn at Hever Castle

The castle was initially built around the 13th century and became part of the Boleyn family property in 1462.
Anne Boleyn’s birth date is debating, but it’s speculated that Anne Boleyn wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 in Destinations
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Exploring London: Things to Do & Travel Guide

London needs no introduction. I’ve now been to this city three times and it was actually my first international destination ever. I have to be honest: when I went for the first two times, I was a little put off since I was expecting something different, maybe something a bit more cohesive or something that felt older. I most recently went back to London in 2022 with the hopes of knowing the city better. Armed with a travel blogger mindset, I made a list and visited a lot of fantastic places.

London

Since London has so much for tourists to do, … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2022 in Destinations
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Jane Austen’s Bath: 13 Essential Places to See

Jane Austen is almost synonymous with Bath, England. It’s ironic considering that she didn’t even like the city. In once instance, she wrote to her sister Cassandra, “It will be two years tomorrow since we left Bath for Clifton, with what happy feelings of escape.” But it doesn’t matter that places like Chawton and Steventon are places she loved more dearly. Having lived in Bath for several years and using it as a backdrop, and even a secondary character, for many of her novels, Jane Austen’s most associated city is Bath. Fans flock here every year and it can even … Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Destinations
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London’s Harry Potter Studio Tour

I love Harry Potter. I’ve been a huge fan since childhood, have seen all the movies in theatres (which at this stage is admitting how old I am), and a nice collection of Harry Potter plushies. I even once hosted a Harry Potter-themed Christmas.

But you don’t need me to tell you how much Harry Potter means to millions of people around the globe. I don’t need to convince you to visit London’s Harry Potter Studio Tour. You’re already planning a trip there and screaming “take my money!” to see props, costumes, and behind-the-scenes looks at eight movies that helped … Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, July 2, 2022 in Destinations
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Alnwick Castle and Gardens (a Harry Potter Filming Location!)

Alnwick Castle is in Northumberland in the north of England, and it currently serves as the seat of the 12th Duke of Northumberland. It was founded in the 11th century and has served as the seat of Northumberland nobility for hundreds of years. It’s actually still inhabited by English nobility today. However, a main reason people visit is because it’s the location where the first two Harry Potter movies were filmed. The exterior was used as the grounds of Hogwarts. That was the real draw for me and my family to take a trip from Edinburgh and see it.

Alnwick Castle

Harry Potter at Alnwick Castle
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Posted on Saturday, November 9, 2019 in Destinations
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Day Trips to Loch Ness & Hadrian’s Wall

When I was in Edinburgh, I decided to take a few day trips to get to see Scotland and did so by going on a tour of Loch Ness and Hadrian’s Wall. I actually hadn’t done a lot of research on things to do in Scotland but I knew I wanted to see the famous Loch Ness. Then I chose a Hadrian’s Wall tour because it sounded like a fascinating part of history.

Loch Ness

Our trip to Loch Ness took us out into the Trossachs National Park, driving along Loch Lomond. It was absolutely beautiful and I wrote aboutContinue reading

Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Destinations
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