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American Presidents in London (part 1)

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American Presidents in London (part 1)

Take a Nerd Trips scavenger hunt across London to find statues of American presidents, starting with Eisenhower, Reagan and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We’re starting at the American Embassy.

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President Garfield and a Stranger’s Funeral

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President Garfield and a Stranger’s Funeral

So what’s the strangest thing that’s ever happened on Nerd Trip? My mom and I attended the funeral for a woman we never met.
It happened during a visit to the President Garfield Memorial at Cleveland’s Lakeview Cemetery. In this post, we’ll take a trip to see the memorial for our 20th president and share the story of our unintentional funeral attendance.

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Nerd Trips Wins Travel Journalism Award

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Nerd Trips Wins Travel Journalism Award

Guess what? Nerd Trips won an award!
Nerd Trips earned the silver award in the Travel Blog category from in the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism competition from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. That’s right, real travel writers!

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Florence Nightingale – part 2

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Florence Nightingale – part 2

Wrapping our Nerd Trip to the Florence Nightingale museum, we explore some of Florence’s innovations in nursing, another strong nursing figure and the perfect Nightingale gift shop item.

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Florence Nightingale Museum – part 1

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Florence Nightingale Museum – part 1

Florence Nightingale is credited as the founder of modern nursing, an innovative and head strong woman, ahead of her time in the use of the media and public relations to advance her cause and, in the process, she changed health care around the world. The museum describes Nightingale as the most influential Victorian woman after Queen Victoria herself! Find out what we discovered at the Florence Nightingale Museum.

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Handel and Hendrix

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Handel and Hendrix

Composer George Fredric Handel (1685-1759) created one of the most famous choral works ever – the Messiah, with its well known “Hallelujah Chorus.” But a trip to the Handel House in London revealed an interesting connection to a famous 20th century musician. It’s a connection that appears to have grown stronger since our 2013 visit.

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Washington Monument – Going Down

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Washington Monument – Going Down

Baltimore’s Washington Monument has 227 steps winding up a tight spiral to the top. If you thought climbing up was scary, it’s even scarier going down. However, there is much to explore on the ground floor, including some incredible ironwork on the fences and gates. Check it out in this Nerd Trip.

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