Visiting London During the Holidays

Are you thinking about visiting London during the Holidays? You are in for a treat. Yes, it’s cold in London during the month of December, but the city heats up with plenty of fun and festive activities! There are the Christmas markets in various parts of the city, there’s a Winter Wonderland Park in Hyde Park, the theatres are showing plays and performances, churches have choirs singing Christmas Hymns and hits, and big retailers such as Harrod’s are decked out for the Holidays! Even if you just choose to roam around the city, there’s plenty of decor out on the streets, on the sidewalks, and in the parks and plazas. We had the opportunity to visit London in December 2019 and experienced almost all the above.

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Should You Ride the London Eye?

Maybe after reading this article and viewing the photos and videos, you may not feel like you need to go up the London Eye, but trust me, this experience and all other experiences are much better done in person than just watching a video. Yes, even if you have VR, still not the same. You are missing the genuine sound, feel, and smell that is just as much part of the experience as seeing.

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Shakespeare’s Globe:Well Worth the Visit

I almost visited this interest theatre on our last visit in 2017, but I was too late back then. Tours are only in the morning hours and I came at 4pm only to be turned away…..and it was our last day in London as we were leaving the next morning to take the train to France. Thankfully we came back in December 2019 and my wife and I showed up at the right time! Always do your research when wanting to visit any famous sight. It will save you disappointment.

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UK: Stonehenge and Bath Tour with Premium Tours Review

This last December my wife and I visited London UK for our Anniversary trip. We went without our children. Our flight arrived to London early Friday afternoon, we visited some parts of the city that day and retired to our rooms fairly early in the evening as we needed to wake up early to catch our tour bus to visit Stonehenge and Bath City for the day. I’ll admit that it was very difficult getting up so early our first full day in England, but it was worth it!

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Padre Island National Seashore, Texas, USA

After 3 very fun days in San Antonio, we made the 2-hour drive down to Corpus Christi Texas so we could visit Padre Island National Seashore. The traffic leaving San Antonio was pretty heavy, but before we knew it we were out on the open road of Texas, actually it was Highway 37. The drive was pleasant and there were not a lot of cars on the road. One thing I really enjoy doing when traveling is driving on an open freeway in a place I have never visited before.

After driving about two hours, we arrived to our Hotel and stayed for the night. We were so stuffed from the late lunch we had a Lulu’s earlier with the 3 pound cinnamon roll that we weren’t hungry at all for dinner, so we watched TV and went to sleep.

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Hotel Feature: Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk

When traveling, your choice of hotel accommodations can potentially make or break your vacation, so our motto is to always choose wisely. This entails reading reviews on Expedia and Tripadvisor prior to booking. If the hotel does not have at least a 4 star or higher, we pass on it and move on to the next hotel. Although good reviews do not always guarantee that you will have a great visit too, it does radically increase the chances of having a good experience.

The Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk in San Antonio had several very good reviews, but did our hotel experience at Drury match up to the reviews and more importantly, did it match up to our expectations?

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San Antonio Texas: Day 3 of 3

We woke up to another fun day in San Antonio Texas, sadly we checked out of our Hotel at the Drury Plaza Hotel, it was one of the best hotels we have stayed at on a trip, so it was difficult to leave.  Thankfully that feeling was shortlived as we had a fun day ahead of us.  First, we visited the Doseum ( a “do it” museum for children), then we stopped at the famous Lulu’s Restaurant with the 3-pound cinnamon roll, and lastly we left San Antonio to travel to Corpus Christi Texas.

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