Lost in the City: Turin

Turin, or Torino, is a BIG deal in the history of Italy, but it isn't the giant tourist destination that cities like Milan and Rome have become. Not to say that it isn't a delightful tourist destination; it's still in the top 10 most visited cities in Italy and for good reason. Turin was once a …

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Why America Needs Better Public Transportation

A brief disclaimer before I begin: I acquired all of the information below through various websites. Some present their opinions alongside the statistics. I will be presenting my opinion alongside the facts I’ve gathered throughout this thread (that being, more or less: public transportation is good). Without any further ado, let's get into it! To …

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Month Eleven (Status Report, Pt. 2)

For context: Intro to My Happiness Project I couldn't cover all of my status report on Month Eleven’s resolution of engaging in leisure in one post (see Month 11 pt. 1), so I'm continuing where I left off, at the end of the second term. The weekend after Term II officially ended, we had planned a coach tour …

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Globe Guide + Much Ado Review

The Globe Theatre, in case you're unaware, was the playhouse where William Shakespeare wrote and performed with the Lord Chamberlain's Men--lead by Richard Burbage. If you've seen Shakespeare in Love than you've got all this down pat. What stands today, of course, is not the original establishment. The original was constructed in 1599, but burned down in …

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Month Eleven (Status Report)

For context: Intro to My Happiness Project Needless to say, Month Eleven’s resolution (from back in July) of engaging in leisure went magnificently. How could it do anything else? The classes alone were well worth all the head-and-heartache. Check out the classes I took each term (two week periods). Term I-- Shakespeare's kings: King Lear and The Tempest; England …

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Lost in the Country: Windsor, Bath, & Stonehenge

For our second weekend in Cambridge, we booked a day excursion to Windsor, Bath, and Stonehenge. Emeline and I are huge Austen fans so Bath was a must. Hannah was dying to go to Stonehenge because of her Pagan faith. And I really wanted to see at least one castle.   The one we booked …

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Lost in the Country: The Cliffs of Moher

We booked our excursion to Galway and the Cliffs of Moher along the Wild Atlantic Way with Wild Rover Tours via Viator for $57 per person. Viator is a great way to connect with local tours and attractions, but beware--while they have tickets for just about everything, not all will actually save you money. For …

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Restaurant Guide: Murray’s

We wanted to dine at an authentic local pub and we passed Murray’s Bar & Grill on our way back from exploring Grafton Street, so we made plans to come back after our sorely needed naps. From the outside, it looked to be the perfect balance between sketchy and uptown. In 1908, Grandma Murray opened Murray’s Pub at …

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