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An Afternoon at Blists Hill Victorian Village

Travel log: As we left Wales, we headed into Shropshire to meet some new friends and spend an afternoon at Blists Hill Victorian Village. One of the things that I love about our trips to Europe is the opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones. In my planning stages of our […]

Finding Alice in Wonderland in Wales

We enjoyed our stay in Llandudno, a seaside resort town in Wales. The hiking trails are beautiful and the Alice in Wonderland statues fun for kids to find. Those of you who’ve been following along with our tales of road tripping through Great Britain may notice a theme by now. We moved very fast over […]

Postcards from the Lake District, Relish, & Levens Hall

The next stop on our UK road trip was through the Lake district, with stops in Keswick, Kendal, and Levens Hall. What beautiful country! You know back in the day of sending postcards? Some of you are old enough to know what postcards are, right? No? I’ll be honest, now that I can text my […]

A Wee Taste of Scotland

A Wee Taste of Scotland | Life as Mom

We spent about five days in Scotland, all told, and our day at Loch Lomond was stellar, despite fickle weather. Our wee taste of Scotland was superb! So, last I left you in my tale of our epic UK roadtrip, we had spent a few days in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland. All told […]

Alnwick Castle, Edinburgh, Secret Gardens, and Unexpected Moments

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. This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I may be paid a small amount in advertising fees, at no cost to you. Thanks […]

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

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

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

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 […]