We were super excited when we heard that Robert Pattinson would be coming to London for the premiere of his new film, Drew Carrey. He was going to be staying at our hotel, The Savoy, and we were going to get to meet him! We checked out all of the amazing things he did before the premiere and after the premiere and put together a list of his top ten favorite things. We know he had a busy schedule, but we wanted to make sure he got to experience as much London as possible.

The Tourist

Everyone’s favorite vampire, The Tourist, was finally going to make it to the big screen, and we were so excited! It was one of our favorite books, and we were looking forward to seeing it on the big screen. Unfortunately, the trailer wasn’t very good, and it was mostly scenes from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Still, we’ll always have Paris.

The Rum Diary

When we heard that James Bond would be stopping by Paris for the premiere of Spectre, we started to plot ways to see the movie. Turns out that we weren’t the only ones. Paris is one of the most popular cities for tourists, and James Bond is one of the most popular superheroes, so it made sense that they would cross paths. The Rum Diary is a fabulous book, and it’s one of our all-time favorite James Bond novels. We’re actually excited to see what kind of impact Spectre will have on the series. In the meantime, we’ll enjoy a trip to Paris whenever we can.

The Grand Tour

We love a good road trip, and it’s even better when you set out on a grand tour of Europe. You can stop by any one of the major attractions, take lots of pictures, and move on. You won’t have time to do everything you want to do, so you have to prioritize. That’s what makes it so much fun—you get to experience lots of amazing things, but you have to limit yourself to what you can do in a couple of days.


What’s more exciting than getting to go to a place you’ve always wanted to go to? That’s when it gets exciting. You put together a list of what you want to do when you get there, and you do everything on it. That’s what makes it so special. You feel like a kid in a candy store, and you get to indulge in everything you want. It’s the best of both worlds. Unfortunately, the train ride there is pretty boring, so you might want to bring something to do. Bookmark Cannes for when you get there—you’ll have a blast!

A Night in the Thirteenth

We don’t usually do non-fiction, but this book is so incredible that we had to include it. A Night in the Thirteenth is a diary written by Ernest Hemingway in the summer of 1961. It’s really all about his experiences as an ambulance driver in Italy during World War II. We know that Hemingway wasn’t exactly a pussycat during that time, and this book doesn’t disappoint. Between the great writing and the incredible events that Hemingway describes, it’s sure to be a page-turner. Plus, you get to relive some of the most important events in Italian history through Hemingway’s eyes!

Stuart Town

We all love a good American horror movie, and Stuart Town is one of the best. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s probably time you should have. You see, Stuart Town is actually an old mining village that was built in the early 1900s in South Carolina. The buildings are made of marble and granite, and many of the streets still have trees lining them. It’s not a real place, but it plays a key role in the movie. We’ve never been to South Carolina, but we know it’s one of the prettiest states. If we ever get the chance, we’ll have to include it on our list!

The Golden Road

One of our favorite films is Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of Plenty. It wasn’t one of the more popular films when it came out, but it certainly grew on us over the years. It’s the perfect mix of humor and action, and it has a fantastic soundtrack. We love everything about it. It was also one of the first films to ever use computer-generated imagery (or CGI), and it was definitely ahead of its time.

The Haunting Of Hill House

Another book that we can’t leave off of our list is The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. We were just starting to become familiar with her work, but we loved everything about it. It’s one of the most famous ghost stories ever written, and it’s been made into a fabulous movie with Vera Farmiga and Patrick Stewart. The book begins with a young couple moving into a large house in the country with their small daughter. The father works hard to pay off the huge mortgage, and the mother spends her time taking care of the children and organizing the garden. Of course, things aren’t really what they seem, and soon enough, the mother is faced with an impossible decision that will define their relationship forever.

It’s one of those books that you have to read with the lights off. The writing is phenomenal, and the more you read it, the more you realize how brilliant it is. Fortunately, we don’t have to read it with the lights off—we get to experience it with the amazing Vera Farmiga! We love the way she played the role of the ghost, and we definitely want to see her in more horror movies. It would be great to see what she could pull off after all these years.

Mont Saint-Michel

We couldn’t talk about French literature without mentioning the greatest writer of all time, Honoré de Balzac. It’s pretty safe to assume that he’s one of the most important literary figures in history. In fact, he is often called the father of modern literature. You’ll often find that his works feature complex plots, colorful characters, and lavish descriptions of clothes, jewelry, and furniture. We recommend that you read the complete works of Balzac, as they are really something special. You can start with The Adventures of Chin Chin, which is a collection of his short stories. It is such an honor to be compared to such a great writer, but it makes us even more determined to become the best journalists that we can be.


The city of Lausanne is perhaps best known for its large English-speaking community, making it a hub for those searching for teaching positions or even just looking for a change of pace. Lausanne is also the location of the famous Museum of Fine Arts, which was founded in 1874 and is one of the largest art museums in the world. It was during our time at the museum that we encountered a young artist named Vincent Van Gogh. We had never really given much thought to Van Gogh or his art, but we were immediately drawn to his work. Since then, his paintings have hung in our homes, and we have followed his progress from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most famous—and respected—artists of all time.


We want to conclude this article by letting you know that London is on our list, as well. It doesn’t get much more British than having your own town with an accent! Even if you don’t have your own accent, you’ll still feel like you belong there. It’s such a fascinating city and one that we want to visit as soon as possible. You’ll find that most of the places on this list have something in common—they are places that we have either been to or want to go to. It’s an eclectic mix that we couldn’t group together any other way. We can’t pinpoint one reason why these places resonate with us so much, other than the fact that we have all been there and we know that they are indeed magnificent.