Happy Lockdown Thanksgiving!

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving from Lockdown 2.0! I apologize for being MIA lately, but there’s not a lot of travel stories to tell when the furthest you go is the grocery story. I do have one story up my sleeve from when we headed to the Postal Museum on Halloween (aka the day they announced…

Blogette #9: Snowdonia Alpacas

The rain came down softly but persistently as I stepped out of the car in my orange Hunter Wellies. It had been raining all morning but that wasn’t going to stop us on this adventure. We had arrived at a small farm in Wales to walk Alpacas! Gayle, the owner of Snowdonia Alpacas met us…

Feeding the Remarkable Red Pandas at Shepreth Wildlife Park

This year, both my husband and my sister had the brilliant idea to get me experiences for a birthday gift. Without consulting each other, they both got me experiences to feed my favorite animal, the red panda, at two different wildlife parks in England. Unfortunately, this year my birthday came literally at the very beginning…

Why Slovenia Should be Your Next Vacation Destination

Located at the tip of the Balkans and long utilized as a crossroads for traders between Germany, the Austro-Hungarian empire and the Mediterranean, Slovenia’s culture is a mix of many different cultures and unlike any place I’ve ever been. Never really on our list of places to head to, when Tim’s coworker suggested we head…

Stepping into the Stone Age at Kents Caverns

The island on which we live is steeped in history. From ruins of Roman towns to Medieval Castles, you can find history wherever you turn in the United Kingdom. But history of man on the island far exceeds medieval kings and queens and even ancient Rome and we experienced this history first hand a couple…

Trekking to Tintagel Castle

On our first overnight trip since lockdown Tim and I stayed relatively local (by American standards) and drove to the south of England for a few days. Our friends have a lovely guesthouse in Torquay and we spent some beautiful days basking in the sun, walking on the beach and generally enjoying the coastal scenery….

Watching Wildlife at Woburn

Dorthy: Do you suppose we’ll meet any wild animals?Tin Man: We might… mostly lions, tigers, and bears.Dorthy: Lions, tigers and bears? Oh My! And we’re back!! After nearly four months of only venturing out of our house to do the basic necessity of grocery shopping and walks in nature, we’re finally allowed out to do…

Barcelona: A photo blog

For the last few months trade has been banned and I’ve mostly been writing about life in lockdown and the anxieties I’m going through. I think it’s time today to focus on some past trips and happier memories. So here are some photos from just under 48 hours in Barcelona. The first thing we did…

The Lasting Effects of Quarantine

Throughout this whole ordeal I’ve been fairly vocal about mental health and quarantine. I believe that while this whole thing may be better for the physical health of us, it’s been detrimental to so many people’s mental health. Even people who don’t struggle with mental health issues are bound to be feeling the effects of…