Jetsetting

A Visit to Castle Howard | Discovering England

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The history, lore and love for palaces and estates have always been a huge interest of mine while I travel. Visiting Castle Howard was one of those extraordinary stately homes, with 300 years of history that is located in North Yorkshire, England. Although it is not a fortified structure, the… Continue reading A Visit to Castle Howard | Discovering England

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Lovely Leeds Castle | Discovering England

When a family member was living in Kent, she always spoke about Leeds Castle. I was intrigued by what she spoke about because of my love of medieval castles, cathedrals and towns. Leeds Castle definitely held up to its reputation from its strong castle walls, fascinating history and its lovely grounds. Leeds Castle had gone… Continue reading Lovely Leeds Castle | Discovering England

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Windsor Castle | Discovering England

Just 20 miles outside of London is the Royal Residence, Windsor Palace. If you follow royal weddings than you would also know that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Palace in May 2018. This castle has a great history of royal weddings, as well as being a royal… Continue reading Windsor Castle | Discovering England

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York Minster & St. Mary’s Abbey Ruins | Discovering York, England

"Climb to the top for lovely views!" That was what I was told prior to my visit to York Minster. I was ready for it. The Central Tower of York Minster is the highest point in the city and offers magnificent panoramic views of York. The climb is 275 steps up inside a medieval winding… Continue reading York Minster & St. Mary’s Abbey Ruins | Discovering York, England

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Warwick Castle | Discovering England

Warwick Castle was one of many great castles that I have been to throughout Britain. The many centuries of long history, enduring architecture and the classic interior was both fascinating and astounding. Warwick Castle was founded by William the Conqueror in 1068, has ties to Henry VIII, and has seen nearly 1000 years of British… Continue reading Warwick Castle | Discovering England

Jetsetting, UNESCO

Hadrians Wall – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring England

Greetings from Hadrian's Wall! Finding myself at Hadrian's Wall was a long time coming, as I had been wanting to walk along this ancient wall for almost 30 years. Even though I had been to England many times over, I had never made it to Hadrian's Wall. So when I saw got a glance at… Continue reading Hadrians Wall – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring England

Food Journals

What I ate in England – Part 2 – A Food Journal

England is not all about fish and chips or English fry-ups, although those are a couple of my favorite British meals. In the last fifteen years that I have traveled to the United Kingdom, I noticed the food scene changing and it has excited me. I am not only a fan of their evolving food… Continue reading What I ate in England – Part 2 – A Food Journal

Food Journals

What I ate in London – Part 1 – A Food Journal

I have visited London time after time since 2009, and I am not done yet. In fact, Great Britain is my most frequented country that I have visited and explored. For over a decade, I have watched the food scene evolve, and I am excited about it. England is not all about fish and chips… Continue reading What I ate in London – Part 1 – A Food Journal

Global Dining, Jetsetting

London’s Portobello Road Market | Beyond Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Portobello road, Portobello roadStreet where the riches of ages are stowed.Anything and everything a chap can unloadIs sold off the barrow in Portobello road.You'll find what you want in the Portobello road. - 'Portobello Road' Bedknobs and Broomsticks Soundtrack When I first told a friend that I wanted to visit Portobello Road Market, he asked… Continue reading London’s Portobello Road Market | Beyond Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Global Dining

Lunching at RULES | London’s Oldest Restaurant

I had finally made it to the oldest restaurant in London! I had been wanting to dine at Rules for over a decade, and after numerous trips to England I finally made it a top priority. As a food enthusiast, I take my eating seriously and have a restaurant bucket list. Rules was on that… Continue reading Lunching at RULES | London’s Oldest Restaurant

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Afternoon Tea at the OXO Tower Restaurant in London, England

The first time I saw the OXO Tower was a moment or two before I took the photo below. I was cruising down the Thames River, and spotted the building that I had read about in my London book guides. It set in motion a curiosity to one day visit it, and possibly dine at… Continue reading Afternoon Tea at the OXO Tower Restaurant in London, England