Monthly Archives : August 2017

Notre-Dame, Paris, France

48 Hours in the City of Love

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I see London, I see France… It wasn’t until I pulled out a map that I realized just how close England is to France. (Side note: Watching the movie Dunkirk also reinforced how close they are to each other.) It seemed kind of silly to travel that far and not cross the channel for some really good croissants! So we…

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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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