One of my favorite texts I could possibly receive goes something like this: Are you free this weekend for a road trip?
So you can imagine my delight when that very message popped up on my phone from some dear friends on mine from high school. Since all three of us live in different states and have very different work schedules, it’s pretty rare that we all have a free weekend at the same time (in this case it was MLK day on the Monday) so this was not to be missed. Continue reading
I got to revisit Oxford after over a year and loved it just as much the second time. I was primarily in Oxford because I was attending a Fusion conference called Firebrands from Thursday to Saturday, but since I remembered loving the city last time, I purposefully arrived a day early to walk around a little bit with some friends of mine. Continue reading
During the time I spent in Sheffield a week or so ago, I got to visit three different coffee shops. For those of you who have been reading along for a while now, you know that I am absolutely enamored by cozy and cute coffee shops, and I am always up for discovering new ones to add to my coffee shop tourist collection. Continue reading
This past week I arrived back in the UK (woot woot!) and got to visit a few places for the first time before I made my way back to Portsmouth including Sheffield and York! There’s a coffee shop tourist post in the works for Sheffield, but first I wanted to share a few photos from the day trip that Viki and I took to York. Continue reading
I called the previous post Interrupting Inconvenience Part 1 so that makes this one Part 2! At the time I was thinking about the amount of travel I was about to do and how my mindset oftentimes changes from praying for safety to praying for convenience. Continue reading
I’m assuming we’re all adults here so I’ll skip over the little kid stuff like “go to the bathroom beforehand” and “don’t ask the driver if you’re there yet” simply because those are the tips someone gives those who don’t want to be strangled by the other passengers. I’m listing tips about the fun stuff. Continue reading
Welome to our second day in Verona!
(In case you missed it, here is the post about our first day in Verona.)
Torri Del Benaco
- The view of Torri from our hotel was absolutely stunning. We spent the first part of the morning taking as many photos as we could think of before going down the hill to Torri.
I finally got around to visiting Oxford for the day! This was huge for me because I had heard Oxford is a great city to visit and explore if you are a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien or C.S. Lewis (raises hand super high rather energetically). I went to several different spots that I had heard mentioned beforehand, as well as a few new places that didn’t hold any particular literary significance to me, but were interesting and fun all the same.
1. The Eagle and Child Pub
I came home from England to the US for Christmas yesterday! *happy dance* I haven’t been home since the first week of September and I must say it has been a very long three and a half months. Continue reading