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Far From Home

Far From Home

Yesterday I told a story about being far from home. Like many others, I have been closely following the stories Syrian refugees who are far from home for much harder reasons than I am. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be heading to London today to attend an event with World Vision that will …

York YHA, Snapshots of York

Snapshots of York

So, York. Last week I mentioned that I took my mama to Berwick-Upon-Tweed on a little train journey + YHA adventure. Our next stop was York. We spent two nights in York, again arriving late. We ate dinner on the train on Friday evening, walked to the hostel, had drinks in the common room (ale …

Snapshots of Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Family Travel, United Kingdom

Snapshots of Berwick-Upon-Tweed

My mom was here for three weeks in April and May and I really wanted her to have at least a little taste of seeing somewhere besides Aberdeen. I love train travel, so I spent a little time trying to find places that we could get to relatively easily via train and towns that could …

Windermere, #LiveMoreYHA, YHA Windermere, Lake District, England

A Walk to Windermere {England} (25/48)

Walking in the Lake District: Windermere There’s a reason the Lake District has inspired poets and wanderers for so many years. We fell in love on our first visit last October, and I have been watching for an opportunity to return. When we mapped our route home from Switzerland and decided that I would be …

london, thames river cruise, cousins take europe

Snapshots of London with Kids

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Snapshots of London from the Thames

Snapshots of London from the Thames On a recent visit to London, we booked a river cruise with City Cruises. I love walking along the Thames in London, so I thought it would be fun to get out on the river and enjoy the sights from a different perspective. Also, I knew we would have …

Lake District, England, United Kingdom, Cumbria

Hiking in England: Lake District

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Lake District, England, United Kingdom, Cumbria, Buttermere YHA

Besotted With Buttermere

A Family Hostel Stay At The Buttermere YHA It’s always a bit of a puzzle to figure out accommodation for a family of six. If we stay in a hotel, we need two rooms, since our kids are growing like weeds and cannot be bundled together as easily anymore. Getting two hotel rooms for several …

Lake District, England, United Kingdom, Cumbria, Sheep

Snapshots of the Lake District

Sharing a few Instagram snapshots of the Lake District today for #IGTravelThursday, a link up for those who love Instagram + Travel.  I also found a very fun list today of 100 Fantastic Instagram Accounts to Follow for Travelers.  Instagram is definitely changing the way we plan and share our travels! Yesterday I put up …