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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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Top places for British Expats in the US

November 16, 2018

Moving to the USA isn’t unfamiliar to British people. They’ve been doing it for hundreds of years. However, the top places for British expats in the US are constantly changing. So, check out the most popular locations in the States where you can relocate as a British national.   What the Brits are looking for in the USA So, why are people from Britain moving to the States in greater numbers? What are they looking for and what do they…

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Investing in Real Estate in NYC: What You Need to Know

October 31, 2018

The down and dirty of investing in NYC real estate circles around getting the funds to start. Many real estate investors have never purchased an investment property. In regions like New York City, it is more than challenging to get proper backing to start investing, even with good credit and reasonable savings.   Hard Money     Hard money lenders NYC refers to private lenders that offer short-term loans specifically for investing. Hard money loans are prevalent among investors who…

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Halloween at Drayton Manor

October 24, 2018

And here we start the best part of the year for me: Halloween, and later on Christmas and New Years! The party started this year with Drayton Manor’s Halloween, as we absolutely love and have so much fun as a family in every ride! If you haven’t read our Summer adventure before at Drayton’s, it was a great day, and now with Halloween was even greater, as we had family over and wanted to create memories with them, so we…

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Bucket List Beauty Spots in the UK

October 22, 2018

The UK has numerous stunning places and it is hard to say which ones are the best. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so here are a few suggestions that have been described as beautiful by others.   Lulworth Cove, Dorset     Lulworth Cove is located on The Jurassic Coast of Dorset, which is a World Heritage Site. It is one of the world’s finest examples of such a land formation and attracts half a…

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Australian Cuisine 101: A Guide to Traditional Australian Dishes

October 3, 2018

In a country as big as this one, it’s difficult to pinpoint only a few traditional dishes. Australia is a vast, diverse continent full of everything from sandy beaches to hilly mountains, and you can eat anything from hearty, smoky barbecue, to light seafood. However, some dishes are so famous and so delicious that every single Aussie can talk about them for days, and travelers and gourmets are bound to find their place here. Are you eager to try something…

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