Jetsetting

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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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

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Inverness, Scotland | Exploring the Scottish Highlands

I had come to Inverness as my jumping off point to the Orkney Islands, which is an archipelago at the Northern tip of Scotland. I had stayed for several days in this pleasant city at the mouth of the River Ness and was completely charmed. Inverness is very walkable with interesting architecture, a multi steeple… Continue reading Inverness, Scotland | Exploring the Scottish Highlands

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The Roman City of Bath – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

Visiting the Roman city of Bath in England was a fantastic trip, not only for the historical significance but strolling the beautiful city was well worth the venture. The city of bath is located in the Avon Valley, just outside of the Cotswolds in England. It is about 2.5 hours away from London, so you… Continue reading The Roman City of Bath – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

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Stonehenge Experience – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

There are a multitude of articles and blogs written about this mysterious UNESCO World Heritage Site that I figured I would write on my two experiences of visiting Stonehenge. Yes, I have been there twice and not because I loved it so much. Both times I visited Stonehenge it was part of a day tour… Continue reading Stonehenge Experience – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

Jetsetting

Searching for Nessie – Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands

Cruising the Loch Ness on a beautiful summer day was a highlight for me while visiting Inverness, Scotland. What would have made it more perfect was if we spotted Nessie. We did spot calm blue waters, an expansive sky and the Urquhart castle which was good enough. I did not know what to expect when… Continue reading Searching for Nessie – Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands

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Orkney Islands – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

Hello from Orkney Islands! Visiting the Orkney Islands was quite the journey for me during my second visit to Scotland. These remote islands are an archipelago at the tip of northeastern Scotland and quite a ways from Edinburgh or Inverness. I believe that if you really wanted to visit this location, you would really have… Continue reading Orkney Islands – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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Hadrians Wall – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring England

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 the Roman Wall, walked… Continue reading Hadrians Wall – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring England

Food Journals

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 changing food… Continue reading What I ate in England – Part 1 – A Food Journal

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The Giant’s Causeway – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Northern Ireland

Along the North Coast of Northern Ireland is a wonderous geological formation called The Giant's Causeway. It is an area of about 40,000 interlockingĀ basalt columns which were the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. The basalt columns built natural stepping stones of various heights, which create a dramatic scene with the Atlantic ocean waves… Continue reading The Giant’s Causeway – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Northern Ireland

Food Journals

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 change 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

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 the UK is my most frequented country that I have visited and explored. In over a decade, I have watched the food scene change and am excited about it. England is not all about fish and chips or… 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. In over the last decade that have I 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… Continue reading What I ate in London – Part 3 – A Food Journal

Global Dining

A Classic Scottish Afternoon Tea | The Balmoral in Edinburgh

My afternoon tea standards met! The Palm Court inside The Balmoral Hotel had bumped my second place winner of afternoon tea outside of the U.S. to third place. My recent second place was Le Maurice's in Paris while the first has been afternoon tea at the Ritz in London. Both afternoon teas inside The Ritz… Continue reading A Classic Scottish Afternoon Tea | The Balmoral in Edinburgh

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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