The Cotswold Way Day 7 Cold Ashton to Bath6

The Cotswold Way Day 7: Cold Ashton to Bath

The Cotswold Way 110 Miles from Chipping Campden to Bath: Day 7 Cold Ashton to Bath (10 miles)   We had reached the end. I woke up both grateful and sad. Taido, Simon, Kandace and I all had breakfast together at home and then we drove over to where we had stopped the day before …

The Cotswold Way Day 2 Stanton to Cleeve Hill12

The Cotswold Way: Day 2 Stanton to Cleeve Hill

The Cotswold Way 110 Miles from Chipping Campden to Bath: Day 2 Stanton to Cleeve Hill (15 miles) After eating the cereal and yogurts left for us in our darling kitchen, we set out early. We walked out of adorable Stanton and into even more adorable Church Stanway. After passing several cottages covered in wisteria, …

6Uncertainty of Travel, Backpack Photos

A Crash Course in Uncertainty

The Uncertainty of Travel: A Crash Course in Dealing With the Unknown The willingness to relinquish control and open ourselves to the mysterious unknown is at the heart of every great spiritual tradition.          -Douglas Christie Imagine you and I were having chats together over pints and the conversation turned to travel. …

SWCP Beer to Sidmouth 3

A Walk on the South West Coastal Path

Walking the Jurassic Coast from Lyme Regis to Exmouth on the South West Coastal Path in England Recently we had the happy occurrence of my brother and nephew coming to visit while Taido and Simon were off for Easter Holidays. Visitors don’t always coincide with time off from school for the rest of us, so …

Siena, Italy, Tuscany

Snapshots of Siena, Italy

Snapshots of Rainy Siena, Italy: A Few Days in the Heart of Tuscany It’s been three years since I wandered a hilltown in Italy by myself. My trip to Orvieto and Assisi was well before I watched with the rest of the world as Italy was ravaged by a pandemic, a memory that is clearly …

Lake District in the Fall, Family Hiking in The Lake District

Saying Yes To Walking

The first time I visited the Lake District with my family, it rained for almost all of the three days we were there, and I still drove away madly in love and scheming about when I could get back.  The bright green, grass-covered trails and lakes surrounded by autumn colors left me wanting more, despite …

Cotswolds Castle Combe Circular Walk

A Walk in the Cotswolds: Castle Combe Circular

Castle Combe Circular Walk Our First Walk In The Cotswolds!! As we walked from the car park into Castle Combe early on a Saturday morning, I turned to Taido and said: This is the exact moment I have been anticipating since we decided we were moving back to England.    I’ve been stalking photos of …

Bristol

Snapshots of Bristol

One Month in Bristol, England We moved to Bristol on December 31st, our 27th wedding anniversary.  So we have been here for about a month now, which is not really that long, but we have unpacked our stuff and we’ve purchased some second hand furniture. Our house feels less like a sparsely furnished airbnb and …

In Bristol at Trinity College, 2021 Favorites

2021 Favorites

2021 Favorites Happy New Year from our new home! We ended 2021 by moving back to the UK. It’s been a bit of a flurry, but now we are in our new home in Bristol, quarantining and waiting for our shipment of stuff to arrive. Our house is currently empty except for a couple of …