London: Kew Gardens
April 2nd, 2017

For the first warm day of the year, Hannah and I went to Kew Gardens out near Richmond. It was really sunny and beautiful and we had a picnic underneath cherry blossom trees.
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London: Sutton House
March 20th, 2017

Sutton House is a National Trust site in East London. It was built during the Tudor period and is the oldest residential house in Hackney. We went to check it out for a lazy Sunday. It was typically old and adorable inside. Cue house envy.
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England: Hampton Court Palace
February 5th, 2017

Hampton Court Palace is a Royal residence in Richmond, west of London. It’s most famous for being the home of King Henry VIII. It was the hub of court life during the Tudor era and the scene of a few of Henry’s wifely dramas.
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Harry Potter: House of Minalima
December 29th, 2016

If the Warner Bros Studio Tour wasn’t awesome enough, a Harry Potter pop-up exhibit opened right in Soho. The team of graphic designers that brought the Wizarding World to life converted their House of Minalima into a free exhibit of their work.
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England: Punting in Cambridge
August 27th, 2016


The best part of Cambridge is the punting. An old-timey activity that’s still popular today, punting down the River Cam in a long wooden racing boat is the perfect way to spent an afternoon. The river is full of professional punters punting along groups of tourists, but if you are brave enough you can rent a punt on your own and self-punt.
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England: University of Cambridge
August 26th, 2016


Cambridge is a medieval university town that, like many places in England, has Roman and Viking roots, but came into it’s current state during the Middle Ages (starting in 1200 when the University was founded). It’s located North East of London in Cambridgeshire on the River Cam.
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England: Hitchin Lavender Field
August 7th, 2016


When I was visiting England years ago, we definitely stopped at a lavender farm. I don’t think it was this one, which is less than an hour out of London by train, but I was eager to relive the experience. The best news is that this field, at Hitchin Lavender Farm, allows picking!
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England: Charleston House
July 23rd, 2016


Charleston House was the absolute highlight of my 2006 trip to England. I’ve been wanted to go back since I got here and I finally got the chance to go and share it with more people. It’s a lesser known National Trust site about an hours walk from Lewes in the South Downs. It’s the former home of the Bloomsbury Group, a social circle of artist, thinkers, writers, painters, and lovers that included Virginia Woolf and her sister, Vanessa Bell.
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Harry Potter Studio Tour
May 13th, 2016


There was no way I was going to visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour without Merigan, my oldest and truest Harry Potter friend. When she finally came to visit, a trip to the Leavesden studio was #1 on our list. Once there, we documented every inch of the tour in obsessive detail and I really think there is no one else I know who would have been as eager and willing to put in the necessary time. I mean, look at all the cool stuff in this one window display. No wonder it took us six hours.
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You Me Bum Bum Train
February 14th, 2016

bum bum train
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