In this post, I discuss my time exploring Edinburgh, Scotland – a beautiful and charming city with a medieval flair.
A stunning hour-and-a-half train ride through the English countryside from London takes you to Salisbury, home of the famous Stonehenge as well as the Magna Carta. It’s an easy day trip, but I found that Salisbury has a lot to offer and, in fact, Stonehenge is the least impressive part of the town, making it […]
Oxford, founded sometime during the ninth century, expanded during the Middle Ages as a center for learning—first for theology, then medicine, and then law. Over the centuries, the university has added more departments, and now you can study with the best and brightest in any field. The small city of Oxford is basically one giant […]
After I left Salisbury, I headed to Cornwall, the farthest west you can go in England. The county is filled with farms, small towns (I stayed in Lostwithiel, population 3,000), and tiny fishing villages. I was visiting friends and excited to get into the countryside. Cornwall is usually referred to as the backwater of England […]
Originally built centuries ago by the Romans as a spa / bath retreat, Bath is still one of the most beautiful, historic, and visited cities in England. The Romans came here when they invaded Britain because of the hot springs that bubble up from the earth. The local people thought this place had spiritual significance, […]
The sunny, wine-soaked Loire Valley in France has over 80 castles to choose from. I spent time in the region for my birthday exploring the area, drinking wine, and pretending these castles were mine. Here’s how you can do the same – and on a budget too!