Tag Archives: Travel

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 […]

Day One: Welcome to London!

Note: I’m one day behind on posts because we have so much to see and do, and I apologize in advance for any typos–blogging from my iPad is tricky at times!! Hello from the UK! Mom and I landed safely yesterday (Saturday) at around noon. Our flight, train to Paddington, and taxi to the hotel […]

Bill Bryson’s Books on British Travel

  In just thirty days Mom and I will be setting out on a trip to the UK. I can’t believe I just wrote that sentence, and I really can’t believe how quickly our departure is approaching! Many of you know that I am a huge anglophile, so any book that deals with traveling around the […]