My 5: Nationals Park Baseball Stadium, Washington DC.

Nationals Park Baseball Stadium Navy Yard Washington DC

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. May 2009. If truth be told some of these My 5s are really tricky to put together. Take an old visit to a baseball match for example, a sport I know virtually nothing about, which took […]

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My 5: Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C.

Arlington National Cemetery Virginia USA

1. May 2009. Known to many red-blooded American patriots as “The United States’ most hallowed ground”, Arlington National Cemetery is the country’s most historical and dramatic graveyard, home to over four hundred thousand people. Spread out across a whopping 624 acres, you could easily spend 60-90 minutes here reading the various headstones as you make […]

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My 5: Monuments By Moonlight Trolley Tour, Washington DC.

Union Station Washington DC

1. May 2007. A friend of mine who’s planning to visit Washington DC this November asked me what my top recommendation was. Wow I thought, that’s a pretty tough one, especially as I didn’t want to go for something glaringly obvious like The White House or one of the main museums. It was this that got […]

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My 5: The Exorcist House & Steps, Washington DC.

Prospect Street Georgetown Washington DC

Reading from China? This My 5 contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. May 2007. I’ve always loved the idea of putting together a grand travel schedule that sees me lolloping around the world picking off my favorite movie locations. It’s virtually impossible of course, with a crazy budget needed […]

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My 5: The White House, Washington, D.C.

The White House North Lawn Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC

1. May 2007. I’ll never forget the intense anticipation of my walk to The White House one sunny May morning eleven and a half years ago. I was young, excited and in the midst of my first trip across the U.S. as an independent adult. I was on my way to see America’s most famous […]

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Happy 4th Birthday Leighton Literature!

Happy Birthday Leighton Literature travel blogger travel reports travel stories album reviews

It’s Leighton Literature’s 4th Birthday! It’s been four years since I launched Leighton Literature and this last twelve months have definitely been my most transformative as a travel blogger. It was sometime in the summer that I felt like LL had arrived at a sink or swim moment. After so much hard work and only […]

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My 5: The Jumeirah Hotel – Nanjing, China.

The Jumeirah Hotel Nanjing China

1. October 2018. If you’ve got some serious cash to splash in Nanjing and are having trouble getting rid of it all, why not consider a stay at The Jumeirah Hotel? Located in one of the stunning twin towers of Nanjing International Youth Culture Centre, there are 212 luxurious suites spread out between the 41stand […]

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