Category Travel

Upstream by Mary Oliver

Happy Friday! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything on the blog, mainly because I’ve been out of town for almost two weeks on a wonderful family vacation. But now that we’re back and it seems that we’re (sadly) on the downhill side of Summer, I thought I’d share a new book review and […]

The Science of Summer

Here on the blog, it’s one of my goals to help you find new and interesting things to read. And now that it’s officially summer, I  know many of you will be looking for great books to take with you on vacation–whether it’s to the beach, the mountains, or anywhere in between. Last year, I […]

Andalusia Farm: A Literary Excursion

It’s officially Fall, which means it’s time for Fall Break! I was so excited this year to actually receive a few days off to relax and regroup before we head further into the semester. While I’ve done a lot of sleeping and reading, I also thought it would be fun to sneak away to Milledgeville, […]

London Wrap-Up

It’s now been almost a month since we left for the UK, which is really difficult to believe! After Mom and I had a few weeks to process, we’ve decided on some things that worked and some things that didn’t. I hope this wrap-up post helps you in your future travels to the UK! 1. […]

Day Seven: Last Day in London

Our last day in London got off to a slow start, but it was a wonderful day nonetheless! After six days of walking and walking, we were both pretty tired, so we planned a few last sights to see–including a Thames river cruise where we could (thankfully) sit down! Our first stop did involve some […]

Day Six: Mysterious London

After we returned, very tired, from our day trips to Stratford and Oxford, we had scheduled two final days in London to soak up everything the city had to offer. Thursday morning was gray and so, so cold. We hopped on the Tube to get to our first sight of the day: the Tower of […]

Day Five: City of Dreaming Spires

We woke up on Wednesday morning and caught a train from Stratford to Oxford. Oxford is a very special place for me, since I spent three months there studying during my time at Auburn. I was excited to see the place again after five years. We started off by leaving our bags at the tourist […]

Day Four: The Bard’s Hometown 

On Tuesday we left the familiarity of London and ventured out to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare.  Our first train left from Marylebone for Leamington Spa, where we had to quickly cross the platform and catch our connection to Stratford. The English countryside is lovely, and we loved looking out at the green hills and […]

Day Three: Westminster Wonders 

  Sorry it’s been a few days since my last post, friends! We spent the last two days in Stratford and Oxford, so I’ve been off the grid, so to speak–and exhausted–we’ve been walking a lot! We spent Monday in the London region of Westminster. This is the area of London that is home to […]

Day Two: Windsor Castle 

Day two of our trip was an excursion to Windsor. This pretty little town is dominated by Windsor Castle, which has been a royal residence for over 1,000 years. We traveled to Windsor via Slough, and the whole trip only took about 30 minutes. The coolest thing about the train trip was the glimpse of […]