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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, …

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 …

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 …

Ten Days in the UK by Car, Travel, England, Scotland

Ten Days in The UK by Car

Ten Days in the UK by Car This is a whirlwind tour of the UK in a rental car, and if you have more time, I would recommend doing a full week in England and a full week in Scotland, but like I said in my itinerary by train, 10 days seems to be about …

From the London Eye, England, Ten Days in the UK

Ten Days in The UK via Train

Ten Days in the UK via Train Friends, I have been playing a lot this month with creating itineraries around the UK, partly because I am still trying to fit in a few last wanders through the Britain before our time is up and also because I often find myself making recommendations to others about where …

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 …

Snapshots of London, From the London Eye, England, Ten Days in the UK, What to Do in London, London with Kids

Snapshots of London

Oh London Town! You just don’t ever get old. Sometimes I dream about living in London. Just for a season, I think it would be fun to be surrounded by this much history and culture and beauty! Our most recent visit was a short weekend escape sponsored by Travelodge, City Cruises and Context Travel. Taido …

London History Tour, Context Travel, Thames River Treasures

Bankside Beach Combing for History

Bankside Beach Combing for History: A London History Tour Simon was waiting for me as I got my usual pat down in security. (My dreads always have to be manually checked to be sure I’m not hiding something in them.) We both walked over to where his backpack had been flagged. The man behind the …