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    The Hidden Details of Universal Studios, Orlando

    February 9, 2017

    A few months ago, my life was gripped by a television series. Telling the surreal story of a Western-inspired theme park, full of lifelike robots and guests dressed as cowboys, HBO’s Westworld fascinated me. I thought about it all the time. What intrigued me was exactly what intrigued the visitors to the park – the incredible level of detail that was given to this phony Wild West. Some details were obvious – like sand covered towns filled with saloons and…

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  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    It was a hot, summer’s day in 1997 when our Mum returned from work with two copies of the first Harry Potter book: [easyazon_link identifier=”1408855658″ locale=”UK” tag=”twithatra-21″]Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone[/easyazon_link]. The following week…

    February 2, 2017
  • Universal Orlando Resort, Florida

    *Disclaimer – for my parents: I really did enjoy our holidays growing up. Please don’t feel bad. Growing up in the late 80s and early 90s, I was part of generation Americana. Despite being…

    January 26, 2017
  • Fall in Washington DC

    In many ways, I like to think that the UK is superior to the US: superior chocolate, superior music and superior public toilets (why do all toilets in America have huge gaps either side of…

    October 31, 2016
  • A Guide to San Francisco

    Why go there? Situated on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula and built on 43 rolling hills, San Francisco is the second-most densely populated city in the US, after NYC.  Yet this…

    October 18, 2016
  • From LA to Beijing

    Talk about a culture shock. Feeling foreign and out of my comfort zone is one of my favorite feelings in this world; and boy did China do that for me. From casually walking by…

    July 5, 2015
  • A Road Trip to Virginia

    On Friday we embarked on a good-ol’ fashioned road-trip into the depths of Virginia. We should probably mention that our brother lives in DC and so helped arrange the trip and did all the…

    December 15, 2014
  • The White House

    The White House: the place  in which every US President since John Adams has lived, worked and entertained. Most importantly, it is also officially the place that two twins from England visited. On Thursday…

    December 13, 2014
  • 48 hours in New York City

    As part of our adventure to the US, we decided to spend 48 hours in New York City! We’ve both visited before and so we knew it would be the perfect place to put…

    December 11, 2014
  • Christmas in Washington DC

    Day two in Washington DC and jetlag raised its ugly head. Rather than lay awake, staring at the ceiling for a few hours, we decided to ‘carpe diem’ and visit Lincoln Memorial before the…

    December 9, 2014
  • Sunday in Washington DC

    We arrived in DC on Saturday evening after an exciting flight over on the huge BA Airbus A380. This plane is enormous and felt like a floating hotel. We treated ourselves to some Club…

    December 8, 2014