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Of COURSE this isn’t opening until after the romantic & hubs take London in October, but it’s so going on our list for the next trip. Harry Potter and the studio tour: Fans to go behind-the-scenes at Leavesden These photos are a nice break from the rain & cold that’s been going on outside all day today. (Seriously, since when is it ok to be 65 degrees in August in NYC?) The Aeolians one by one Well, how interesting none of these are in New York. 10 Gorgeous Pools You Won’t Believe Are Public How many have you been to? We’re only at four between the two of us, but Bruges is getting added soon! The…

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how to survive the debt crisis (and other important tips)

The debt crisis is taking over my life. And I’m not talking about the plummet of the DOW. I’m talking about my personal bank account and the incredibly disproportionate ratio between its balance and my student loan totals. Whatever crazy bank analyst decided it was appropriate and reasonable to loan me enough money at age eighteen to spend four years at one of the most expensive schools in country must be in cahoots with the other lunatic that sent me abroad to write my Master’s thesis. I am swimming in debt. Combined with my New York City rent, I’m pretty sure I live below the poverty line. The good news is, I’ve spent the last…

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weekend in the country: bucks county

We have a serious case of Monday brain. Mixed with the rain and our usual Monday blues, we are both feeling some major writer’s block. But don’t fret, we would never leave you hanging. Enjoy a mini-photo diary of our perfect weekend in Bucks County, PA. There were sunflowers There was kayaking in Lake Nockamixon There was a pug in a boat There were oyster shooters at 86 West …and roasted beet salads AND FUNNEL CAKE (!!!) Not seen in photos is our mini-high school reunion with friends and their ADORABLE baby girl, lots of quality family time, birthday celebrations, home-cooking, and (too much) wine in the backyard. Now it’s back to the real world,…

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no travel required

Wendy Perrin’s got the right ideas for a Venice Gondola ride. Though really, it’s gotta be a little obvious that you pick the cutest gondolier, right? Wendy Perrin’s Adriatic Cruise Trip: Venice Gondola Ride If you’re not familiar with Irene Suchocki and want to drastically increase your level of wanderlust, check out her work. These photos of the white horses of Camargue are absolutely amazing. A heart so white And if that didn’t do it for you, then these photos definitely will: The world’s ten most uninhabited countries. Couldn’t have said it better ourselves: Have a relaxing weekend, y’all xo, the romantic & the wino

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baby you can drive my car

I hate to drive. Well, that’s a lie. I don’t HATE to drive, but I don’t love it the way some people do, and I certainly would never consider doing it while on a nice, relaxing vacation. I even feel stifled in the passenger seat of a car, and usually fall asleep within about five minutes anyway. I’ve never been the girl who “just needs to go for a drive” and when we’re visiting family in PA, I’m all about letting hubs drive around–who, generally, lies a little further on the “yes” side of the “do you like driving?” line. Because of this, we never really considered renting a car while on vacation–especially in Europe.…

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