Airplanes and Suitcases

Airplanes and suitcases. The unsung heroes that make travel possible and, without fail, are somehow left out of the stories told once the journey has been completed. Trains are so two centuries ago. My recent trip to London was only possible due to my parents’ working for Bell Helicopter and it’s involvement in the bi-yearly Farnborough […]

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The Tower Revisited

At some point during the last two years London Tower was invaded by steel wool animals. Baboons, polar bears, lions and an elephant have all appeared at various spots throughout the Tower grounds. The Monkeys are Taking Over Apparently, the Tower was used as a menagerie/holding cell/terrible place to live-and-die for all sorts of exotic […]

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Thursday is Friday and Three equals Four

Otherwise known as travel mishaps. And in the Rubin household you can be guaranteed at least one per trip. From bird poop, to rainy beaches, to getting stuck on a narrow street mid three-point-turn. If it’s belly laugh inducing (and at the time, anxiety provoking) chancing are it’s happened to us. Little did I know […]

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Even the Escalators are Friendly

1 hour and 9 minutes later and I am in Toronto, Canada impatiently waiting for my sister’s flight to land from DFW. After turning down the many friendly suggestions made by the passport control man at the connecting gate to go out and explore the city, I am hunkered down with a coffee (gotta stay […]

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"You’ve come to the right place"

Let’s catch everyone up to where we are now: Roma. Our last day in London (Friday) Adam was working so I spent the day shopping, reading, and people watching. It was quite enjoyable. To make our impending departure from Gatwick to Rome easier (not waking up at 3 AM) we actually spent the night at […]

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The Queen's chef

Wow! It is so easy to forget how early 7 am is when you’re on vacation! Well, up we were and after grabbing a coffee and croissant to go we were on our way to the tubes (along with the rest of London it felt like) heading to Paddington Station. The train station itself was […]

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