Tag Archives: UK

London Calling (Again)

One of these days you guys are going to get tired of me writing travel posts about the UK. But even when that day does arrive, I won’t stop! I lived and studied in Oxford for a term when I was in college, and the rest is history. I visited again with my Mom in […]

We Two: A Royal Love Story

As I’m sure you’re all aware, today is William and Kate’s sixth wedding anniversary. I’m not sure if I’ve shared my Kate Middleton obsession on the blog, but I have spent time writing about the British royals, from Queen Elizabeth II to Netflix’s new drama The Crown to PBS’s show Victoria.  You also might know that I was […]

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Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith

Elizabeth the Queen 

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the royal family. I have a Kate Middleton Pinterest board, a tote bag with Will and Kate’s faces on it, and I am always proud to tell people that I was in London in front of Buckingham Palace on the day of their wedding in 2011. […]

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 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 […]

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 […]