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Courtyard Oxford By Marriott Hotel

March 13, 2019

In our last visit to Oxford, which you can read our Oxford Guide on the Blog, we’ve stayed in a brand new hotel added to the Marriott chain, the Courtyard Oxford. Courtyard continues to grow its UK presence with the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Oxford South, located only 40 minutes by train from London and an excellent base to explore the local Oxfordshire area.     Inviting the modern traveller to work and play, the hotel features the latest Courtyard by Marriott design to ensure a refreshing…

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Relaxing Holidays on England’s South Coast

March 9, 2019

England’s Southeast coast is the perfect place to get away for a few days. In Kent and the surrounding area, you can rest and recharge, relax with a loved one, and restore the emotional energy you need to return to work and life. Here are a few places worth to visit in England’s South Coast.   Visit the White Cliffs     Dover’s famous White Cliffs are one of England’s most spectacular natural features. During World War II, they functioned…

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Oxford Lunch at Cherwell Boathouse

March 8, 2019

Following the Oxford Guide that you can read and print on this Blog article, I just had to share this new experience we had. For those that don’t know what a Punt is: A punt is a flat-bottomed boat with a square-cut bow, designed for use in small rivers or other shallow water. Punting refers to boating in a punt. The punter generally propels the punt by pushing against the river bed with a pole. A punt should not be confused with a gondola, a shallow draft…

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Places Worth to Visit: Oxford, United Kingdom (Travel Guide)

March 5, 2019

I fell in love with Oxford the 1st time I went there, in the past September for the Premiere of the TV Show “A Discovery of Witches” which can be read here on the Blog, and where I met the writer Deb Harkness and the main character, the very known actress Teresa Palmer; while watching the premiere in the beautiful Ashmolean museum (and is actually one of the places where characters go in the book). There was the premiere and…

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Places Worth to Visit: Birmingham, United Kingdom

January 28, 2019

You can travel all around the world and pick your favourite places while a tourist, but what happens when you have to go an live in a place for quite some time? Some people forgot to be a tourist in their own city or country. Fact: They think they know everything about the place where they “work” but it’s not really true is it? And what about knowing more about some cities in your own country? This leads me to this post and probably…

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See for free in Illinois – your favourite, real life film sets

January 2, 2019

As we curl up in front of a good festive film this Christmas or immerse ourselves in all things “movie” related ahead of awards season, we have detailed the famous real-life film sets you can see for free in Illinois.   Home Alone     The most iconic house this time of year is the McCallister family residence in Home Alone. It is this house where Kevin, (played by Macaulay Culkin) is infamously forgotten when his family travel to Paris and he…

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3 Gifts Perfect for the Coffee Lover in Your Life

December 19, 2018

Christmas is sneaking up faster than you might expect, and if you don’t have a gift for all your loved ones, you’re probably in need of a few ideas. Although virtually any gift will be appreciated, it’s best if that gift comes from the bottom of your heart. You want to show that you love and appreciate someone deeply and that you pay attention to their interests. Oftentimes, finding the perfect gift stems from honing in on something that they…

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Visiting California’s National Parks

December 3, 2018

Yellowstone National Park was the beginning of a promise that changed the way that Americans enjoy our country’s beauty. Its founding began a movement that today covers over 1,200 national parks and preserves. Included in this exquisiteness is California, represented by the magical and stunning beauty of the state. From volcanic parks to desert settings, it is hard for other states to compete with the natural attractiveness of California’s geography and climate. Visitors can get a glimpse of a wide…

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Magical Christmas at Drayton Manor Park

November 23, 2018

Ok, it’s official! We are addicted to Drayton Manor Park! Its such a great fun filled day for us, as a family, full of things to see and do. We are normally the firsts to arrive and the last to go away (insert here a very laughing out loud emoji!). And as every year we travel around this season, we decided to go to Drayton Manor Park and it’s Magical Christmas day, that goes till the 31st of December and until…

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