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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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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

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Westminster Abbey – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

Visiting Wesminster Abbey was high on my list when I first visited London years ago. It was as stunning as I imagined, from all those times I had seen this Gothic Abbey on whatever forms of media since the 1970s. This was the cathedral where Royal Weddings had occurred for 1,000 years, as well as… Continue reading Westminster Abbey – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

Global Dining

Fish and Chips | The Love of a Good Chippy

I definitely love a good chippy! Over my years of traveling to the United Kingdom and Europe, I have eaten an impressive share of this tasty meal. It does seem like a simple dish, but I have not been able to find it in the United States made as good as across the pond. Maybe… Continue reading Fish and Chips | The Love of a Good Chippy

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

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

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Pâtisserie E. Ladurée | The Original Double Decker Macaron

I fell head over heals with Pâtisserie E. Ladurée two decades ago, but this indulgent French sweet shop selling high-end pastries and candy, has been around since 1862. You may know them for their best seller, the double decker macaron with a luscious filling that holds the colorful cookies together. Ladurée macarons are so perfect… Continue reading Pâtisserie E. Ladurée | The Original Double Decker Macaron

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Blenheim Palace – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring England

After reading about the splendor and grandeur of Blenheim Palace, I wanted to see it for myself. Over the years that I had been to England, I could never find a day tour that took me to Blenheim Palace until most recently. I drive very well on the American side of the road, but driving… Continue reading Blenheim Palace – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring England

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Shakespeare’s Globe Theater | London, England

Do you fancy William Shakespeare? If so and if you are in London, The Globe theater located next to the River Thames makes for a perfect visit. You can take in a play or take the theater tour, choose one or do both. On my most recent visit to London, I decided to take the… Continue reading Shakespeare’s Globe Theater | London, England

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

The United Kingdom is my most frequented country that I have visited and explored. I have been traveling to London time after time since 2009, and am not done yet. In over a decade, I have watched the food scene evolve, and am always excited about it. England is not all about fish and chips… Continue reading What I ate in London – Part 2 – A Food Journal

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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

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What I ate in London – Part 3 – 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. Over the last decade 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 changing food scene,… Continue reading What I ate in London – Part 3 – A Food Journal

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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

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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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Borough Market | London’s Oldest Food Market

Borough is one of my favorite markets in London. The first time I visited Borough Market was back in 2015, and every time that I revisited London I always came back to this food haven. There are a variety of vendors from fresh markets, food stalls, restaurants, and cafes. It is an exciting place to… Continue reading Borough Market | London’s Oldest Food Market

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For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part Two

Is it love or an obsession? I may be obsessed with my love for afternoon tea, or I may be in love with my obsession. At this point in the game, I doubt it matters. Tea Lounge - Waldorf Astoria, Las Vegas I have always delighted in the whole experience; the formality and the deliciousness… Continue reading For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part Two

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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

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For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part One

Is it love or an obsession? I may be obsessed with my love for afternoon tea, or I may be in love with my obsession. At this point in the game, I doubt it matters. I have always delighted in the whole experience; the formality and the deliciousness that comes with a proper tea service.… Continue reading For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part One