London

10 London Tourist Attractions Actually Worth the Hype

June 7, 2017

There is so much to do in London that it’s hard to know where to start. Most ‘What to do in London’ lists cannot even narrow things down, leaving tourists with a list of 25 ‘must see’ attractions to cram into three days – not even taking into consideration the queues and opening times, that’s pretty much impossible! To help you make sense of the London tourist network, we’ve decided to publish a list of the 10 London attractions actually worth the hype. Forget trying to cram in 25 attractions, most of which require a fee; instead, visit the best of the best and leave time to spare to wander around or become familiar with pub culture!

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Wine Trips

5 Must Visit Wineries in England

May 10, 2017

Many people associate England with pubs, beer, and gin. And rightly so! However, it’s time that England also becomes known for something that we love just as much as those things – wine. English wine, and particularly English sparkling wine, is produced at a quality expected from the top wine regions of the world, which only means one thing: in the future, England will be one of the top wine regions in the world.There are already over 100 wineries in England, many of which offer tours and tastings throughout the year. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience England’s wineries now, before they become flooded with tourists.

As wine lovers, we are incredibly excited to share our English wine experiences and hopefully help spread the word about English wine and encourage wine tourism in England. At this point in time, we have visited 9 of England’s wineries and we plan to visit all of them at some point. Here’s a deeper look into English wine and our recommendations for 5 must visit wineries in England.

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London

25 Instagrammable Locations in London (& How to Get the Perfect Shot)

May 2, 2017
Instagramming the London Eye - one of the best photo spots in London, most instagrammable spots in London

Ah, the joys of photographing The Big Smoke. It doesn’t sound like the most photogenic place when you really think about it, but London has some prime photo spots. The secret to discovering the best photo spots in London is really just to wander, but there are some that are so popular it’s worth knowing before you go. If you look up these spots, and see what existing photos look like (90% of them look the same), you can approach the location at your own angle and truly make your photo your own. That results in total #instasuccess – or, so we hear…we have yet to actually master Instagram.

However, we are good at London (or so we think…we aren’t actually that cool, and the people who are really good at London are, like, really cool). We live here, and we occasionally leave our house and go out and about here. But even when we do not, I am always perusing TimeOut and The Nudge for the latest and greatest openings in London – and the prettiest spots in our city. From pretty cafes and restaurants to quintessentially English streets, these are some of the top photo spots in London.*

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Travel Journal

Winding Down at Wriggly Tin Shepherds Huts

March 31, 2017

We just returned from our stay at Wriggly Tin Shepherds Huts and are already planning our next trip back! After a weekend of early mornings in the fresh air and late nights by the bonfire, no wonder we want to return. This was our first experience with glamping sites in the UK and it has definitely set our expectations high for future outdoor adventures.

I found out about Wriggly Tin Shepherds Huts when browsing Instagram and knew immediately that I needed to book a stay for one of our UK weekend trips. Once I found out the site was located so close to London, I jumped the gun and messaged the owner, Alex, immediately. Sean and I picked out a free spring weekend and booked our stay back in December. We were counting down the days for nearly three months! When the weekend finally came, we were so excited and our two nights away definitely lived up to the expectations we set!

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Dog Friendly Travel

Giorgio the Travelling Dog: 6 Months in England

March 18, 2017
Find out what it's like travelling with a dog - we're sharing our stories after six months.

Last month was our six month wedding anniversary, meaning it’s also been six months since Giorgio moved from the US to the UK. His life as an expat pup is drastically different from his life in the US and it feels like it he is a puppy again. While he still sleeps most of the day, he runs around, explores, and snuggles like he’s a puppy still, despite his age of almost 8 years old. Travelling with a dog has completely changed the way we see and do things, but it has also enhanced our lives in the best way possible. We can’t imagine our lives without Giorgio! So we decided to write this post to celebrate the six month anniversary of his move to London – and to give you a glimpse of what life is like living and travelling with a dog.

WARNING: This post contains lots of cute doggy photos!

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