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June 14, 2018

Who doesn't love to spend time near the sea? As luck would have it, I found myself in the seaside town of Felixstowe during a record breaking spring weekend. The locals hadn't seen weather this great in May in over forty years! As I basked in the blue sky and warm breezes, I snapped a few postcards of my wanderings around this beautiful town.

Felixstowe is located two hours east of London in Suffolk, England. This charming seas...

March 23, 2018

When I was given the choice to either stay back and spend another day in London or venture outside the city to spend a day in Chester, I chose Chester. It was the right choice! Join me as I wander the streets of Chester and all this small town has to offer.

My day started with catching the train for the short two hour ride from London. I love train travel! I got comfy in my seat and watched the English countrysid...

December 29, 2017

I have read about and seen pictures on Instagram of London at Christmas. Wow, they weren't lying! London definitely knows how to do Christmas with lights and trees and markets at every turn. I had only two and half days so I had to cover as much ground as I could.

I think hands down my favorite neighborhood was Covent Garden. I may be biased though, because this was my first stop after stepping off the train from Paris. Th...

November 29, 2017

Recently, I found myself in the historic town of Bishop's Stortford, England. I had the morning to myself so the perfect opportunity to grab my camera and wander the streets!

A good place to start is the town square. There was a visitor's center to get some historical information and purchase some postcards. I learned that Bishop's Stortford was a thriving market town during the Middle Ages. It is situated an hour north of Lond...

October 30, 2017

When I visit a city I like to explore it in two ways. My first visit is always a "tourist" visit. I want to get to know the city by hitting all the popular touristy spots. After my initial visit and I've figured out the lay of the land and feel of a city, then I like to wander on my own off the beaten path and make my own discoveries. I usually focus on finding smaller neighborhoods, cafes or bookstores and that always lands m...

October 23, 2017

I am an avid reader and I can't tell you how many books I have read that have been set in the English countryside. I have easily imagined the quaint, idyllic towns and the wandering paths, but I have longed to make my own visit and see it for myself. Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to London with my husband on business and I didn't waste any time making plans to spend three days in the Cotswolds. 

 The Cotsw...

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