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Roving through Fitzrovia for Famous Folks

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Roving through Fitzrovia for Famous Folks

In our scavenger hunt to find statues of American presidents in London, our final stop was the bust of JFK. However, on the way to John Fitzgerald Kennedy, we explored Fitzrovia, the nearby neighborhood that was home to some famous folks whose homes are marked by those wonderful English Heritage blue plaques. Our first stop was a blue plaque marking the home of Samuel Morse, as in Morse code. Described on his plaque as “an American painter and inventor,” he lived in this Cleveland Street house from 1812-1815. I honestly did not...

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Holiday Travel: Washington Crossing the Delaware

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Holiday Travel: Washington Crossing the Delaware

The famous painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware depicts an iconic moment in American history. But this monumental painting (both in size and scope) has a good story in itself, including its holiday connection. Check it out in this Nerd Trips post.

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London’s Tribute to John F. Kennedy

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London’s Tribute to John F. Kennedy

Come along on our scavenger hunt through London to discover statues of U.S. presidents. This time we track down the bust of President John F. Kennedy, which you’ll find on a busy road near Regent’s Park.

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American Presidents in London (part 2)

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American Presidents in London (part 2)

Part 2 of our scavenger hunt across London to find statues of American presidents. This post includes Lincoln, Washington and another FDR, who is seated with a friend.

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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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