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The Zones of London and Other Transportation

In the previous post we talked about Travelcards and Oystercards and the zones in London (pdf map), but we only touched on Zones 1 and 2. We mentioned that Zone 1 is primarily Central London, and Zone 2 is the … Continue reading

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To Tour or Not to Tour: Part Two

The information we discovered after analyzing several tour brochures formed the basis for why we decided to go it alone. This one takes a look at a longer tour, fifteen days (which is about a week short of our trip), … Continue reading

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To Tour or Not to Tour: Part One

We’re going to take a step back here to explain why we didn’t just sign up with a tour company and let them do all the driving. Early on in the decision-making process, I compared what tour companies could offer … Continue reading

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Last Purchases Before the Trip

We were operating under the delusion that we would have five whole days in London, so some decisions were based on that. Actually, we later realized we would be there for five nights, but we really only had the potential … Continue reading

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How Much is This Costing Us?

It was now March 10, 2010. We were still two months away from leaving, and we had already spent $2,125. After reserving the rooms in London and Bath, we made a decision to purchase English Heritage Overseas Visitor Passes. The … Continue reading

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Finding Lodging in Bath

Note: All of the prices in this post have been rounded to the nearest pound or dollar. I assumed you didn’t need to know the extra cents (BrE – pence), and it was easier to calculate. Calculations were done at … Continue reading

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How Much Could We See?

After pondering the possible route we outlined in the previous post (essentially, London to Bath to Cornwall, maybe to Wales, then to Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Cotswolds, then to Liverpool, then the Lake District, then Scotland, then back through the Midlands … Continue reading

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