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London Part II: Whitechapel, All the Food, and a Crash Course in Archaeology at the British Museum (Pic Heavy Post)

In my last post I told you about the theatrical highlights of our most recent West End Weekend (which included meeting Daniel Radcliffe!), but this post is going to be about what we got up to between the performances. I've been to London more times than I can count, but I've still barely scratched the… Continue reading London Part II: Whitechapel, All the Food, and a Crash Course in Archaeology at the British Museum (Pic Heavy Post)

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London Part I: Cocktails in the Sky, Shakespeare, and Meeting Harry Potter

At least twice a year my husband and I travel down to London for what we like to call our "West End Weekends." We're both big theater junkies and even though the Theatre Royal in Newcastle is close to us and has amazing performances, there are a lot of plays that are only shown in… Continue reading London Part I: Cocktails in the Sky, Shakespeare, and Meeting Harry Potter

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With My Book in Capitola-by-the-Sea

In addition to visiting Recycle Bookstore whenever I'm in my hometown in Northern California, I always make sure to spend at least a day at my favorite beach, Capitola-by-the-Sea. I've been to beaches all over the world, but Capitola will always be the one I hold dearest. Even when it's grey out, it's still a… Continue reading With My Book in Capitola-by-the-Sea

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Bookish Adventures in California

My trip home to California has been pretty quiet because the weather has been really grim, but I'm certainly glad to be here. Since it's been raining pretty much non-stop, I haven't had many outdoor adventures, but several of the ones I've had have been book related. Because of course they have! I spent a… Continue reading Bookish Adventures in California

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I’ll Be Home For Christmas (sort of)

Hello readers! I'm currently on my way to my hometown in Northern California. I'm going to be seeing my parents and friends for an early Christmas and I am so freaking excited to see them. Plus, as I'm sure you're all aware from American Christmas movies, Christmas is a pretty big deal there. The city… Continue reading I’ll Be Home For Christmas (sort of)

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The Fall of Carthage: Remnants of Empires Past

Last month I went on a bucketlist trip to the North African country of Tunisia. Being able to walk in the footsteps of the once mighty Carthaginians has been a long-held dream of mine so I was beyond excited to finally be able to go. The country was so much more than I had expected,… Continue reading The Fall of Carthage: Remnants of Empires Past

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The Fall of Carthage: A Week in Tunisia

This week I'm crossing off a major destination on my travel bucket list: Tunisia! I'm currently spending a week here with plans to visit some of the incredible ancient ruins like the UNESCO Archaeological Site of Carthage. I'm also going to be taking advantage of staying in a beautiful resort on the beach, don't you… Continue reading The Fall of Carthage: A Week in Tunisia

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Museum of the Moon at Rievaulx Abbey

This one isn't book related, but it was such a fantastic experience that I just had to share it with you all. Despite the weather, living in the North East of England definitely has its benefits. Being here affords me an endless amount of beautiful scenery, history, and breathtaking architecture and ruins all within a… Continue reading Museum of the Moon at Rievaulx Abbey

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Whitby Abbey & Dracula (plus more dog pics!)

The headland of Whitby is home to some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in England. The imposing clifftops have attracted visitors and artists alike for centuries, with something about its majestic presence always drawing people in. Its beauty is a dangerous one, though, as high winds continually belt the rocky shores. It has… Continue reading Whitby Abbey & Dracula (plus more dog pics!)

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Beautiful Barnard Castle (dog pic heavy post!)

After buying a house recently we haven't had a lot of money left over to do much travelling. So instead of flying abroad, we purchased National Trust and English Heritage passes and have been exploring sites a bit closer to home. Our dog Zorro has been thrilled with our decision to go on mini-adventures every… Continue reading Beautiful Barnard Castle (dog pic heavy post!)