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Day Trips: Hever Castle

August 7, 2016 , 0 Comments

Day Trip to Hever Castle Hever Castle is a quick day trip from London and provides a really fun outing. The Castle and Gardens are absolutely stunning to visit and tour. There are two mazes to keep children (and adults) thoroughly entertained. You can even hire row boats or peddle boats to take out into…

Greece, Then & Now

Then & Now: Epidaurus, Greece

July 20, 2016 , 0 Comments

Behold! The ampitheatre at Epidaurus. Part of my Then & Now series that compares photos my grandfather took in the 60s against those that I’ve taken in more recent years – THEN! 1960s, taken by my Grandfather (James Andreson) NOW! 2015, taken by Jamie Andreson  

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London Walks: Seven Dials

July 13, 2016 , 0 Comments

Seven Dials refers to the neighborhood near Soho and Covent Garden where 7 streets converge. In the middle of the square there is a monument featuring 6 sun dials at the very top. This area was originally designed by Thomas Neale, who’s name appears on many of the buildings, and dates back to the 1690s….

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London Walks: Piccadilly Circus to Trafalgar Square

June 18, 2016 , 0 Comments

One of my favorite walks that I take visitors on covers a tremendous amount of sights in a short amount of space. The walk winds down from Regent’s Street, through Piccadilly Circus, across Leicester Square, and down to Trafalgar Square. Along the way there are dozens of sights to see including the National Gallery, Nelsons’…

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London Walks: Hyde Park

May 6, 2016 , 0 Comments

One of my resolutions this year is simply to get out and enjoy more of London. I’m hoping to make this a weekly or bi-weekly feature and am catching up from the last two weeks.. but welcome to my new segment: London Walks This first walk was taken on the early May Bank Holiday weekend touring…

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France & Belgium: Epic Road Trip (Paris to Brussels)

July 3, 2014 , 0 Comments

France & Belgium The greatest part about living in Europe is the ability to explore new places; and to have the draw of Europe to inspire friends to come traveling with you. And that is exactly what happened at the end of last summer. What I learned, before this trip even began, was that when…

England, London, Theater Review, Travels

London Theater Review: The Woman in Black

June 28, 2014 , 0 Comments

The Woman in Black Fortune Theater, London The Woman in Black was launched as a West End show in London since 1987; and it was instantly easy to understand why it has become such a remarkable hit in the West End. Later, in 2012, it was adapted into a film starring Daniel Radcliffe. The current…

Romania, Travels

Romania: 4 Days Touring Bran, Bâlea Lac, Peleș & Bucharest

February 13, 2014 , 0 Comments

On a whim I decided to book a trip with one of my Meetup.com travel groups to Romania. The title of the trip called to me, much like Dracula out of Bram Stoker’s novels, and I found I couldn’t resist it: “Ice hotel, Dracula’s castle, snowmobiling and sledding – Romania adventure“. The trip was so…

England, Somerset, Travels

A Weekend in Bath

September 9, 2013 , 0 Comments

  Bath is a beautiful mixture of Roman influence and British history. The city was originally settled almost 2,000 years ago by the Romans around 60 AD. They chose the location due to the natural hot springs that they built their baths around. The city carries with it quite a bit of British history but…

England, London, Travels

View of the Shard (London)

August 13, 2013 , 0 Comments

The construction of the Shard, Europe’s tallest building, was completed last summer. At that time they opened the top 3 floors as a viewing platform known as the “View of the Shard”. There are many famous viewing platforms across the world – from the Empire State Building in New York and the Sky Tower in…

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