The London Eye is completely wheelchair accessible.

The London Eye: More than Just a Ferris Wheel

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  When I started listing things I wanted to do during our visit to England, riding the London Eye didn’t even crack the top ten. It just seemed extremely touristy, and I’m really not a fan of Ferris wheels. As in I may have a slight fear of them. I blame Steven Spielberg. As it turns out, the Eye was…

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London skyline

Getting Around London

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One of the things I love about big cities like New York and Boston is how easy public transportation makes it to get around without a car, even if you can’t walk. I was thrilled to discover that London scores pretty well on this front, too. Every sidewalk I rolled down had curb cuts. Every bus had a ramp and…

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Celebrating a Birthday with Harry Potter

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Ever since I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I’ve enjoyed the fact that I share a birthday with Harry and his creator, J. K. Rowling. This year my birthday celebration was extra special because I took my kids on the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in London where we got to see some of the original sets, props and…

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Discovering Halfway, Oregon

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When I booked our white water adventure through Hells Canyon, I didn’t realize how remote the area was. As in, you really have to want to go there so be prepared to drive. Hells Canyon Adventures has minimal lodging available, but all the rooms are on the second floor of the building. The tiny town of Oxbow is closest to…

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White Water Rafting on the Snake River

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Four years ago I took my kids on their first ever white water rafting experience on the Snake River in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We were halfway through a road trip exploring the Pacific Northwest that took us as far north as Vancouver, British Columbia and as far east as Jackson Hole. We paddled through class 3 and 4 rapids and…

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Have Backpack, Will Travel

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I was 19 the first time I traveled out of the country on my own. Looking back, I’m surprised my overprotective parents even let me go, especially considering that I was gone the entire summer! I had gotten a new set of luggage when I graduated from high school the summer before and I was so excited to get to…

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