The Old World Charm of Bath, England

 

The City of Bath

The City of Bath

 

About 2.5 hours west of London England is a city called Bath. It is also a Unesco World Heritage Site. As with most things in England, the city is old and has lots of history behind it. The city was established to be a spa/”Bath” for the Romans many years ago. I only realized once I got there that this was how the city got its name. There were many pubs with very good deals throughout the day Continue reading

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The Storybook Villages of the Cotswolds

Arlington Row

Arlington Row

When I think of England, I think of old villages and classic architecture as well as amazing pub food. A couple hours west of London England there are a number of old magical villages within the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds are an area of natural beauty with rolling hills and many trees. The villages are very well preserved and same with the environment. Continue reading

Iconic Sites of London

Tower Bridge on the River Thames, a drizzly day that showcases the beautiful blue and gold highlights on the bridge.  Hop on the river cruise to really appreciate the view.

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A Castle in the Hills: Kylemore Abbey

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Kylemore Abbey

The Connemara region of Ireland is perhaps one of the most beautiful regions of the world. Honestly, I didn’t realize this until I saw it with my own eyes. In the midst of all of the big hills they have, is Kylemore Abbey. This castle is stunning. While I was researching some of the destinations we would cover during our trip to Ireland, I remember putting a star beside this one. While it isn’t quite like the castles you would see in Old Europe, it is still quite unique and definitely worth a visit.  Continue reading

A day at Nymphenburg Palace in Munich Germany

One of the things that I came to enjoy while visiting Germany was touring their castles and palaces. There are many of them and they are very grand and detailed. While we were in Munich we decided to spend a day visiting the Nymphenburg Palace. The grounds require a lot of walking if you want to see everything, so leave yourself lots of time and wear walking shoes.

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Visiting Hatley Castle near Victoria, British Columbia

Hatley Castle is a short drive from Victoria, BC and is on the campus of Royal Roads University. I must admit one of our main reasons for making this stop on our west coast visit was that I used to watch the TV show Smallville. Hatley Castle was Lex Luthor’s mansion in the TV show and being a huge fan of the show I had to stop by and see it first hand.

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Beautiful Barcelona

After taking the wrong train to leave Girona to Barcelona (an extra two hours), finally the train station.  Outside the train station a couple offered us their hop on hop off bus tickets.  Pure luck!  If we hadn’t got on the wrong train we wouldn’t have got those free tickets.  The tickets were good for the rest of the night.  It took forever to walk to the hotel.  TIP: Be sure to know the subway stop of your hotel.  After check in, a hop onto the bus for a city tour.  I highly recommend hop on hop off bus tours, it’s a great way to see the city. 

The Columbus Monument

Columbus Monument located at the bottom of La Rambla.

Columbus Monument located at the bottom of La Rambla.

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