Inspirational Video: Check Out Our Lovely Dedication to England in Springtime in This Video Where Geoffrey Palmer Reads Home Thoughts From Abroad – “Oh To Be In England”

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It's now springtime and England and one of our favorite trips was during the spring in England back in 2012. So, we decided to take some of the great video we took on that trip and combine it with a reading of the poem "Home Thoughts from Abroad" by … [Read more...]

British Travels: Highlights of Where We Ate During our One Month Trip to Britain – Southwest England


After every trip, we always share a list of the places we ate. This time around, the list is rather large because were in the UK for so long (33 days). So, this is not an exhaustive list of every single place we ate, but rather a list of the … [Read more...]

British Travels: The Echoes of the Battle of Trafalgar at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard


Because of his towering height, Captain Hardy had to crouch below the beams in the lower deck of HMS Victory. It was quite a scene. Gunpowder still thick in the air. A legend lay dying. It was Hardy's task to inform Nelson that they were victorious … [Read more...]

British Travels: Adventures With a British Hire Car (American Translation: A Rental Car)

This was our Rental Car from Hertz - An Audi A4 Saloon. It was a great car!

One of my favorite things to do when we visit Britain is to drive. To me, there is nothing more pleasurable than hopping into the car and driving through the English countryside (or through a city). I’m not like this back home - driving is more … [Read more...]

Desktop Wallpaper: London Skyline from the View from the Shard – @shardview


I've been making my way through the 2,000 or so pictures we took during our recent trip and this one immediately jumped out as one of my favorites. In fact it's now set as my desktop wallpaper. It was taken from the new View from the Shard, the views … [Read more...]

British Travels: What’s It Like to Go to the Movies in Britain? It’s Completely Different

The BFI IMAX in London - Britain's Biggest Movie Screen - I saw the Hobbit here.

One our recent trip to Britain we had the opportunity to go to the cinema twice. Now, usually the first reaction when we say we went to the movies while traveling is that people say that you can do that at home. We certainly can. But there were … [Read more...]

An English Christmas Trip: Planning the Christmas Events for our Trip to London


In our last post about our trip to England, we scratched the surface of what we have planned for London. This week, we wanted to drill down further and list all the Christmas events/attractions that we'd like to see when we're in London for 8 … [Read more...]

An English Christmas Trip: Trip Planning Update – Where We’re Staying On Our Upcoming Trip and How We Booked

Updown Cottage in the snow

It's been more than a month since my last post about our upcoming trip to Britain. Planned for December we will be experiencing a traditional English Christmas in Dorset, so I thought it would be a good chance to catch everyone up on how our plans … [Read more...]