Posts Tagged ‘travel’
Travel is an adventure – you are leaving behind your normal, everyday life in order to experience another culture. Traveling is one of the best ways to learn about the world, and to learn about yourself. When you travel, you are cut loose from the support that you normally have at home, and you must learn to function on your own.
Driving Overseas I get so many questions about driving overseas. Should I do it? Is it hard (this one especially comes when people are asking about the UK). It is my preferred mode of travel. When driving overseas, you have the unique ability to design your own trip. You don’t have to answer to anyone […]
Compton castle was home to Sir Humphrey Gilbert, known for attempt at colonization in Newfoundland. He was also the half-brother of Sir Walter Raleigh. Humphrey’s mother, Katherine Champernowne, remarried after Humphrey’s father died. For those interested in Tudor history, this Katherine Champernowne was the niece of Kat Ashley (governess of Queen Elizabeth I).
Sudeley Castle is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, and will be an immediate favorite for any Tudor History fan. Queen Katherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII and stepmother to Mary, Edward, and Elizabeth, is buried here. In acknowledgment of this Tudor link, Sudeley has several Tudor-related exhibits.
Berkeley Castle is where King Edward II spent his last days, before, as legend has it, he was sent on to his reward in a unique way. History holds that his wife, Isabella of France, and her lover Mortimer had him dispatched quickly. The murder needed to not leave any marks on his body. Hot poker, anyone? I’m not so sure I hold with this theory, but Edward II was replaced with his son, Edward III. My guide, Valerie, was incredibly informative as she took us around the castle. My first lesson? Berkeley is pronounced “Bahrkley”
Every year, I am amazed at the number of people who are using a travel agent to book their trip. If you are trying to book an inexpensive trip, you can often do it just as well (or even better, in fact) by divorcing your travel agent and looking yourself. Now, if you are just looking for someone else to do it for you to save you time, then by all means use a travel agent. But, it’s an easy process to learn. I did it, so anyone can!
Our home away from home in Greece was Nostos Village. This resort was lovely. Every morning a huge buffet breakfast was served at the main building. One thing I cannot get enough of is Greek yogurt. Yum…Our room was away from the main building, but was accessible to the beach and building by an ingenious […]
When you are heading to the United Kingdom, it pays to check out Travelodge.co.uk. These no-frills hotels are clean and comfortable. However, if you like having a phone in your room, you might want to choose another hotel. When traveling it is important to know what you want. When I travel, I am mainly looking […]