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The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Farewell London, Bonjour Paris!

This morning we left our hotel before dawn and headed to St. Pancras  Station. Before we boarded the Eurostar train for Paris, we took the kids across the street to King’s Cross Station to visit Platform 9 and 3/4! I think I was just as excited as the kids to see this Harry Potter landmark. […]

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Warwick Castle, Warwick, England

Day Trip from London: Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford

Today was a whirlwind day! We opted to do a tour with the Golden Tour Company in the UK to visit Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford because it was fairly cheap, and included lunch. (These are important things to consider when traveling with your inner-city high school students!) We left the hotel at 7am and […]

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Addison at Trafalgar Square in London, England.

London, Day 2: Windsor Castle, A Guided Tour, and the Tate Modern!

Today began early with a continental breakfast in the hotel. Nothing fancy, but the croissants were freshly baked! We gathered up the kids and boarded a bus to Windsor Castle, accompanied by our local guide, John. Historically used as the royal residence, this medieval castle has been home to the British monarchy since the reign […]

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Valentine’s Day in Vienna

Happy Valentine’s Day! We had an easy morning that started with a breakfast of cornflakes, bologna, cheese, bread, juice, coffee and tea.  The kids were a bit surprised by the warm milk, but it didn’t stop them from clearing through the food.  While the kids were eating, I read them emails and messages from home, […]

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Hanging out with Mosbey in the Temple Bar district of Dublin, Ireland.

Last Day in Ireland

Yesterday afternoon we saw everyone off at the Dublin airport. We spent the night hanging out with Cristin, her boyfriend, and Mosbey in the Temple Bar district. Kendra and I then headed back to the hostel at which we spent our first night in Dublin six weeks ago. It’s hard to believe how much we […]

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Budapest, Hungary

We are currently sitting outside at a table complete with candlelight and beer. We just finished our first meal of Hungarian goulash, and Jen loved it. We are exhausted from our day of sightseeing and sun. The morning started with a quick subway ride to a more central location in Pest. We strolled the streets […]

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Christchurch Catherdal in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin – Day 2

Today was our first full day in Europe. We woke early to go to O’Connell Street to buy tickets for the “hop-on hop-off” bus tour. We were too early (a first for Jen) so Jen used her handy-dandy WiFi detector (thanks Boris!) and found wireless at a cute café on O’Connell Street. After some terrible […]

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