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How lucky the Londoners are to have this romantic, rural escape just under two hours from the city. Idyllic, bucolic landscapes showcase the best of English gardens and rustic limestone structures. Charming villages with cozy pubs, excellent antiques, and well-curated shops keep you busy while castles, Bar III Dolly Women US 7 Brown Knee High BootPUMA Womens Enzo Weave Sneakergardens, and walking paths help you relax. With several towns spread over 6 counties, there’s plenty to explore.
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The Eternal City is just that. It has endured thousands of years, and still today is abuzz with always-tan Romans zipping around on scooters and beautiful people enjoying la Dolce Vita. Pick a few of the must-see sights in the center but then retreat into more local neighborhoods like Trastevere, Pigneto,Toffeln Aktiv Lite 210 - Metallic FuchsiaNew Balance Women's WX1267 Training shoesMonti, and Testaccio. And avoid eating at restaurants near the touristy sights, they will always be overpriced and underwhelming. Find your inner Audrey and rent a motorino Roman Holiday style - as cliche as it sounds, this is the best way to view the city.
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The countryside just a few hours out from New York City has an abundance of destinations for a cozy, weekend escape. It’s especially beautiful during the autumn season, when long leaf-peeping hikes can be combined with fireside chats, farm-to-table cuisine, and fresh cider (spiked of course). Women's Snow Boots Women Fashion Warm Plush Winter Snow shoes Zipper Ankle BootsConverse Chuck Taylor All Star Lo Hello Kitty Fashion SneakersThere are a few cultural centers as well, with world-class museums and architecture, plus shop after shop of antiques.
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