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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

- Augustine of Hippo

Africa-Elephants

"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

- Louie Armstrong

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."

- Anita Desai

"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else."

- Lawrence Block

" Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

We have seen places our parents could only imagine in their wildest dreams!

As we travel, we plan to fill the pages with what we learn as we explore this beautiful world and meet its magnificent people. We hope all who stumble upon these pages will enjoy what they find here and will be inspired to get out of town!

Palais Garnier

Pop quiz! Name a building anywhere in the world that is named after the architect. Can’t think of one, can you? Buildings are always named after their benefactor or location or purpose, right? Well, here’s the exception to the rule (as we know, every rule has an exception): The Palais Garnier in Paris. I was…

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Of Birthdays and 5Ks

Haley and Michael had a big idea. They wanted to give Logan a birthday gift he would long remember, so they paid his registration fee for the Wembley 5K Colour Run. I was fascinated by the colorful (or I should say “colourful”) website and got on board, too. Then reality set in: I would need…

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The Borough Market

Brunch will never be the same.  Yesterday, after returning to London from Edinburgh, we hatched a plan for this morning. We wanted to see the famed Borough Market, but thought Saturday would probably be insanely crazy there, so we decided to go early and just have brunch “on the hoof.” We emerged from underground at…

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Greyfriars Bobby

Known as the “Most Famous Dog in Scotland”, Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who lived in Edinburgh from 1856 to 1872. Bobby belonged to John Grey, and Edinburgh police officer. Legend has it that after John’s death, Bobby guarded John’s grave for 14 years until he died himself. Both are buried at Greyfriars Kirkyard. …

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It’s Good to be Queen

The title isn’t exactly a shocker, is it? The last few days in Edinburgh have erased any doubts we may have harbored. Yesterday,  we visited the Palace of Holyroodhouse. This gem is the summer residence of the Queen and the members of the Royal family. Areas are open to the public, but the Royal Apartments…

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RATS, FLEAS, AND CLOSE QUARTERS

Today us Lawsons set out headed for  Holyrood house. We visited that and the Edinburgh Castle, and afterward needed to wet our chaps at the first pub we saw. Instead we saw the Mary King’s Close and decided to go in after realizing that little Harvey could not. So Mick, Haley, and Harvey went to…

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Harvey’s First (and Real) Birthday

It’s Harvey’s first birthday. He woke up all smiles in London, but we quickly rushed off to catch a train to Edinburg. Harvey wore his train outfit GJ made for the four hour train ride. In true Lawson fashion, we hit up the pub for a drink after we found our flat. Melanie and her…

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