To Tea or Not To Tea

After bidding farewell to our beloved Charlecote Park, Friday, July 10th was spent touring Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon. From a young age, I’ve always loved Shakespeare: as a child, I loved seeing the plays that my parents took me to, in middle and high school, we read and even performed his works and in college, I […]

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The Stig would be proud.

On Monday, July 6th, we dropped Margaret off at the airport, as she had to return to the states that day. After hugs goodbye, we made our way to Blenheim Palace, nicknamed “the Versailles of Great Britain”. Two summers ago while studying at Leeds University, I took a class entirely devoted to country houses, so […]

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Charlecote Park

Last Sunday, July 5th, we awoke in our country house and decided to explore this magnificent manor and its grounds. The style of the house is Tudor, as some of its famous visitors were William Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I. Walking through the Great Hall, library and parlor, we marveled at the beautiful furnishings and […]

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Britain the Beautiful

One week ago, Thursday, July 3rd, we took the train from London to Hampton Court to experience life in the Tudor monarchy. Personally, I love this time period — Queen Elizabeth I has always been a hero of mine — so I was very eager to travel to the palace of her father, King Henry […]

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On The Steps Of The Palace

Hey remember that one time I was all, “I’m so far behind on updating my blog, but now I’ll do better and catch up the past few days with two posts?” Yeah, that didn’t happen. After my family got to London, we’ve been flying by the seat of our pants, and frankly, I’ve been really […]

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Try the gray stuff, it’s delicious!

I’m several days late posting this because we’ve had such a jam-packed time in Paris! Currently, I’m riding the Eurostar to London, leaving beautiful France behind. In an effort to get in all the wonderful details of our past two days, I will recap each day individually, beginning with Friday’s trip to the Moulin Rouge […]

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An American in Paris

As mentioned in my previous post, Paris is a beautiful city. Perhaps its greatest beauty lies in its museums, and today, we got to behold so many magnificent works of art. Our morning began with the Louvre; having been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the British Museum in London, I […]

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Bonjour from Paris! We FINALLY made it….and it only took us 10.5 hours to get here from Venice! Let me first begin by saying that I am so proud of us for navigating so many, many forms of public transportation with all our luggage in two foreign countries all while keeping our sanity and not […]

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