A delightful tasting menu hidden in a tiny Welsh Village

Hidden away in a little village on the Wales/England border is a posh little restaurant that could easily fit in in any large European city. This restaurant is called The Checkers. If you have been following us for a while then you know that Tim and I really enjoy food and find special pleasure in…

Wandering through Westminster Abbey

I’m back! As I sit down to write I realize that it’s been a very long time since I posted. I apologize. We have been working on some huge things in the background and I can’t wait to share them but I need to wait a little longer before we make them public. So, instead,…

The Tower of London Ceremony of the Keys

It finally happened! After nearly two very long years of not seeing my parents, they made it to England! We spent a wonderful ten days exploring London, Cambridge and generally just enjoying being together again. And of course, we made a huge Thanksgiving feast and gave thanks that we were together again, at last. One…

An Itinerary for the Interesting Isle of Man

Located halfway between the Island of Great Britain and Ireland lies a small island known as the Isle of Man (sometimes spelled Mann). And while it’s technically a British Crown Dependency, it governs itself and was never a part of any of the Kingdoms of Great Britain. The Manx are a fiercely proud people and…

Llandudno, the Queen of the Welsh Water Places

“Taking the waters” has long been a popular activity for those living on the Isle of Great Britain. In fact bathing in special springs has been said to have healing benefits even before the Romans arrived on the island. By Queen Victoria’s reign, however, doctors began to suggest that inhabitants of the island venture to…

Krakow: A photo Blog

During the first lockdown I thought it would be good to share photos I don’t normally post when I write blogs about the cities I visit, so I shared some favorites from Rome. As this third lockdown drags on (longer than the first if you can believe it), I have struggled with writing blogs. It’s…

Visiting Auschwitz

“Those who do not remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana I distinctly remember the first time I learned about the holocaust. I was in fourth grade and we were presenting our history projects of the year. I think I did mine on the Donner party that year, but when my friend…

Two Days in Amsterdam

Day 1 Breakfast at your hotel This isn’t a hard and fast rule since there are tons of delicious breakfast options in Amsterdam (like Danish pancakes), but for me, my travel rule is, if the hotel offers breakfast, it’s worth it to just easily start my day without having to search for a place to…

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…

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…