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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 […]

Budget Hotels: Where to Stay in the UK

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When you think about a holiday in the United Kingdom, your thoughts might go to little cottages in the countryside or metropolitan hotels in the city. For us, traveling with a family of 8, budget hotels were our jam. If I’ve done my math right, our family has spent well over 37 nights in the UK, most […]

Traveling in the UK: How We Got Around

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Looking forward to traveling in the UK? Wondering how to get from place to place? Here’s how we got around as a family of 8 for a month in Great Britain. Those who’ve been parents more than three days know that travel with kids entails a fair amount of planning and logistics. Heck! Going to […]

Benefits of Family Travel that Grow Your Family & Marriage

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The benefits of family travel are manifold, but most important are those opportunities that enrich your family culture, teach you about your kids, and strengthen your marriage. The first time I went camping as a mom, I returned home questioning my own sanity. It had been a weekend-long exercise in frustration. I did all the same […]