Author: Shobha

Hampstead pond in fall
London

Five Unique Things To Do in London England

Although places like the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and Piccadilly Circus are an essential part of any first-time visit to London, there’s more to this great city than these iconic places. Whether it is your first trip to London or your umpteenth, check out some of the more authentic English experiences you can

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Ussé Castle in the Loire Valley
France

The Seven Most Beautiful Fairy Tale Castles of the Loire Valley France

Practically every little girl (and quite a few little boys) dream of living in a fairy tale complete with castles, knights, princesses and the occasional dragon.  The castles of the Loire Valley are the stuff of  fairy tales.  With their gleaming pale stone turrets and domineering position in the landscape, the castles in the Loire

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AC Mariott hotel in front of Big Spring Park
Alabama

The Best Huntsville Alabama Hotels For Visiting The Rocket City

Like many American cities, when you are looking for lodging Huntsville Alabama can seem difficult to navigate. The city is spread out and hotels in Huntsville AL seem to appear in clusters. So which Huntsville Alabama hotel cluster is right for you? Luckily,  Huntsville Alabama hotels can be easily divided into several sections of the

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A statue to the four girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church Birmingham bombing at the corner of Kelly Ingram Park facing onto the church itself.
Alabama

Why the Birmingham Civil Rights District is a Must-See (+How Civil Rights in Birmingham Alabama Affected the USA)

On my road trip through Alabama, the Birmingham civil rights sites were a natural combination with the Montgomery civil rights sites. Even if you are not a history lover, you really must visit the Civil Rights sites in Birmingham Alabama which tells the story of how African Americans pervailed over systemic racism and changed American history

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