Hogwarts working model at Harry Potter Studio tour

The Harry Potter Studio Tour Review London – Movie Magic for Muggles

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The Harry Potter Studio tour opened to the public in 2012 in Leavesden, about eighteen miles outside of London and since then I’ve wanted to visit with each trip to London. Sadly, my boss has had other ideas, namely meetings, dinners and such leaving little “free” time to explore the city.  So on my “to do list” it […]

St. Lucia boat rental Sugar Beach

Three Luxury Family Vacations for Adventure Year Round

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Kids Today are Lucky! This weekend, I spent time with my niece Aubrey, the lucky kid who got to visit Paris & London with me a few years ago.  She was telling me of her spring break trip to Fort Lauderdale with her dad, her upcoming school trip to Virginia, a family wedding in Boston […]

Penguin couple

Arden Road Travel, Customized Trip Planning by PhilaTravelGirl

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Three years ago, I started writing about my travels and pressed “publish” on this blog.  I had no idea how my life would change from that action – the blog has helped me overcome sudden loss, connected me with new friends in London and around the world and has been my creative outlet during my […]

London Street Art Shoreditch

London Shoreditch Street Art Tour with a Tween

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Last summer in London, my niece will tell you I tortured her with art.  If I tell the story, while I’m sure I should say it was an educational experience (which it was), it was actually a bit of revenge for her shopping torture I endured in Paris. At eleven, she wasn’t quite so keen […]

London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum – A Hidden Gem for Kids of All Ages

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Apparently, I was spending too much time at the museum display as the quiet was interrupted by the words “Aunt Sue let’s go!” as my niece had stamped her ticket at this attraction and was ready to move on.  Me?  Not so much, I was quickly realizing that the London Transport Museum was a hidden […]

Palace of Versailles

My Paris Mistake – Versailles with my Tween Niece

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It was a gorgeous Sunday in June and my niece and I were up early to catch the train to Versailles. It was our last day in Paris and I wanted to show her the beauty of Versailles especially the garden fountains. The grand palace and gardens are one of my favorite attractions while the […]

Harrods Ice Cream Parlour

A Tasty Treat at Harrod’s Ice Cream Parlour

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“I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream” unless, like me, you are lactose intolerant, then you just sit there sad with your once scoop of sorbet remembering a time when you could enjoy ice cream (yes, I’m still bitter by my diagnosis). Here I was at Harrod’s Ice Cream Parlour  at the iconic luxury […]

Shoreditch Street Art London

Let’s Play with #FriFotos – Travel Fun Around the World

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This week’s theme as the summer comes to a close is Play.  As an adult, I rarely get to play and have fun without a care in the world unless I am traveling.  When traveling, the rules seem to fall away (or at least give me an excuse to ignore them). Much of my fun […]

The London Eye capsule at the top

The London Eye: The Ferris Wheel Rising above the Thames for Great Views

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In the year 2000, the Millennium Wheel was unveiled along the Thames. The enclosed Ferris Wheel welcomed the new century by adding a modern structure to the landscape of this old city. For more than ten years, the cab would drive along the Thames on the way to the office in The City and I […]

Washington State from the air

The 19k mile itinerary – London, Philly, Paris, London, Portland, Seattle in 6 weeks

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When I was asked for my room number in Seattle, I had no idea, I looked in my purse for the room key and pulled out key cards from Portland, London, Paris and Philly (an indication that I need to clean out my purse!).  I was at the end of my six weeks of travel […]