Transatlantic Cruising on the Cunard Queen Mary 2

Just the mere mention of the Queen Mary 2 conjures up images of voyages of old, transatlantic cruising on majestic ocean liners fit for royalty. The utter romance of sipping decadent cocktails on the veranda deck, strolling the promenade in the evening breeze, and dancing the night away to a string orchestra. You know, the fancy parts of the movie Titanic that made you dream of luxury cruising! For seven days in January those dreams became reality as I boarded the legendary Queen Mary 2 in the port of Brooklyn, New York and set sail for Southampton, England.

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The Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Wales

It’s surprising to me how underrated a travel destination Wales is. With its beautiful landscapes, magnificent castles, and colorful coastal towns, Wales is about as dreamy as it gets. Scotland and Ireland always seems to get all of the love while Wales gets overlooked. But truly, my favorite castle is in Wales - Conwy Castle, which is the first on this list. Some of the prettiest coastal towns in the UK are in Wales, like Aberaeron and Llandudno, and they sure give places like Brighton, England a run for their money. There’s so much to explore that makes it worth more than just a day trip from London to Cardiff (though that’s fun to do as well). I had the opportunity with Visit Wales to spend a week driving down the coast of Wales, starting in Manchester, England (where we flew in), and finishing in Cardiff. Our route took us through towns like Conwy, Tenby, Aberystwyth, Caernarfon, and more. It was truly hard to just pick the best of the best beautiful photo spots for this guide, but I feel like I’ve included some of the most Instagrammable spots that Wales has to offer.

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11 Instagram-Worthy Photo Spots in Manchester, England

Manchester, England is one of those underrated cities that I don't think enough people give a chance to, but it has so many Instagrammable photo spots that are worth visiting. From The Refuge to John Rylands Library to the Northern Quarter, there are lots of places to snap the perfect picture for the 'gram. Manchester is a city that you should visit, and here are some of my favorite Instagram-worthy photo spots from my trip.

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5 Unique Things To Do In London (+5 Bonus Ideas!)

If you're as tired of the same old double-decker bus tours that every city has nowadays, then instead check out smallcarBIGCITY. They offer a private driver experience around the city inside their selection of classic Mini Cooper cars. During my time on the road with them, we took out the lovely red Poppy. Their basic 1 hour tour will run you £119, or you can take up to an 8 hour ride for £659. And if you're the really independent type, they do offer the cars for self-drive hire. But don't just take my word for it - they're ranked as #1 "Greatest Thing To Do In London" by Time Out Magazine!

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A Quick Guide to 24 Hours in London

London is one of my favorite cities on the planet - in fact, if it was easy to get a UK Visa, I'd probably be living there. My friends wanted to know what my perfect 24 hours in London would be, so based on my vast experience in the city between studying abroad there for a semester and trying to visit at least once a year, this is what I came up with of some ideas of things to do!

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