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Porto, Portugal – The Welcoming Second City

I always knew that I wanted to include Portugal in this trip, though early on my focus was mainly on Lisbon.  However, after reading/hearing from so many people raving about Porto and seeing its stunning views in photos, I just had to squeeze it into our already packed itinerary.  And the fact that it can be… Continue reading Porto, Portugal – The Welcoming Second City

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London/England – Riding the Double-Decker & Wrap Up

If you have an abundant amount of time that gives you the luxury of exploring London in a leisurely pace, or if you are on a budget, utilizing the London Bus is really a great way to see the city.  There are various routes that would take you right by most of the major sights (and tons… Continue reading London/England – Riding the Double-Decker & Wrap Up

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London/England – Thoughts on Our Paid Activities

We certainly did a lot of 'touristy' things during our visit in London which came with a pretty high price tag.  It is no joke when people say that London is a very expensive city, and to us personally, this is especially true when it comes to the hefty admission prices to certain attractions, and the handful of times when we… Continue reading London/England – Thoughts on Our Paid Activities

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London/England – Things I Wish We Had the Time or Opportunity To Do

No matter how much planning I have put forth prior to any trip, there were always things that we just could not fit in due to the limitation of time.  Since we are traveling with children, I strive to find the right balance between seeing/doing as much as we can each day and being able to still take… Continue reading London/England – Things I Wish We Had the Time or Opportunity To Do

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London/England – A Few of the Kids’ Favorite Moments

And here are some of the children's favorite moments during this trip... Animal Love Feeding the squirrel in St. James Park, the ducks and pigeons in Bourton-on-the-Water (Cotswolds), and the guinea pig at our friends' house. Hiking in Dovedale A fun afternoon out in the country.  During the hike the kids got to climb rocks and fallen trees, explore… Continue reading London/England – A Few of the Kids’ Favorite Moments