Travel Hacking a Trip to London

travelhacking 468 Travel Hacking a Trip to London

My husband’s best friend has been dating a lovely English woman for several years now, so we were thrilled when they announced their engagement. The wedding is being held in London in October, with an additional reception to be held here in the states.

We have been threatening to come visit in London, where our friend fiance’ lives, but the timing just hasn’t been right. Now with the wedding, and the opening of Leavesden Studios to the public (where the Harry Potter films were created), it seems like the perfect time to go.

England has a special place in my heart since I lived in York for four months during college. I’ve been dying to go back. There’s just one problem – with both of us in on again, off again employment money is tight. Thus I looked into travel hacking.

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Looking back: A year of travelling in review

So 2011 brought a lot of unexpected twists and turns, but through it all I was able to do my true passion in life: travel.

Opportunity is not a lengthy visitor.  Into the Woods

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past few years it’s to be flexible. Being resilient doesn’t mean keeping the status quo, but instead rolling with the inevitable waves of change. When an opportunity presents itself, don’t think – just take it. It may not be the path that you thought, but it will be a good one. Trust me.

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