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Alnwick Castle, Edinburgh, Secret Gardens, and Unexpected Moments

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Ready to head to Scotland? Here’s a taste of our adventures at Alnwick Castle and in Edinburgh, part of our epic road trip through Great Britain. I love this picture of my eldest son looking over the city of Edinburgh. We were in Holyrood Park, on a beautiful day in June. Okay, the clouds played […]

Real Life on the Road, Whitby, Newcastle, & Hadrian’s Wall

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Some of our family’s favorite memories of our UK road trip include very real life mishaps and a day spent at Hadrian’s Wall. Ready to hit the road again? I think it’s good that I whip out these UK road trip posts in quick succession. You’ll get more of a feel for what the trip […]

Our Visit to York: Things to See and Do

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Planning a trip to the UK? Why don’t you visit York? It’s a beautiful medieval city with loads of amenities and things to see and do. I’m back today with another installment of Our Epic Road Trip to Great Britain! And you are in for a treat because we are heading to the lovely city […]

How I Spent My Birthday at Burghley House

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Burghley House is an Elizabethan era estate located in Lincolnshire as well as where I spent my 45th birthday. What a great place to spend a day! If you’ve been paying attention here on Ye Olde Blogge, you’ve been reading along on our epic road trip through Great Britain. We left Los Angeles on May […]

What We Loved about Cambridge and the IWM Duxford

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Are you interested in history and/or England? Then be sure to make time to visit the city of Cambridge as well as the IWM Duxford. You’ll fill in the gaps in your own education. At least I am! This year my kids and I have continued our study of World History in our homeschool. We […]

Things to Do in London with Kids

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London is a beautiful city. If you get the chance, make a point to explore London with kids. You’ll make such great memories as a family. When my husband and I first got married, we had big plans to see the world. Then life happened. Work, debt, illness, babies — some good things, some not […]

UK Travel: Saving Money on Attractions

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UK travel can be amazing. It can also come with an amazing price tag. Here’s how we saved on attractions during our recent trip to the United Kingdom. The other day I heard my nine-year old daughter sigh to her siblings, “I just love England.” Oh! how that gladdens my mama’s heart. The thing that […]

Eating on a Budget While Traveling

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Eating on a budget while traveling can be challenging. You want to experience the culture, but also stay out of hock. Here are some of the strategies that work for us. As you know I’m a huge supporter of good cheap eats and eating on a budget. By nature, I’m a food snob and a […]