On my trip to England last year, I visited Caernarfon Castle in Wales. It was built between 1283 and 1323 and cost between £20,000 and £25,000. Edward I was king at the time. The castle was never completely finished, but from the outside, it looked to be that way. What I find fascinating about these… Continue reading Caernarfon Castle
So, I had never been to a national park before until I visited England. I mainly only had US ones on my list to visit such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Mount Rainier. Charlotte took us to Snowdonia National Park in Wales, and it was incredible! Unfortunately, we didn't explore too much, but if we had more… Continue reading Snowdonia National Park, Wales
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! When I was in England, I noticed many things that were a bit different from things in the States. Here are some of the most noticeable ones: Roundabouts everywhere -->> No stop signs: Don't know how well I'd do driving there.. No turn on red Construction is done… Continue reading Major Differences – England vs USA
After my trip to England, I was asked what I would do differently the next time I traveled abroad. When I thought about it, I realized that there were three main things I would do differently next time. This was one topic I wrote my Odyssey article on, so if you'd like you can click… Continue reading 3 Things I’d Do Differently On My Next Trip Abroad
These were my expectations of the various things I thought we would do on the plane to pass the time and then reality, what I actually did. Keep in mind, our flight to England ended up leaving around midnight. We were both exhausted. Chicago to England Expectations: … Continue reading Passing Fly Time: Expectations vs Reality
I now realize how difficult it is to blog continuously while visiting another country. We've practically been going nonstop. Here's a little overview on some of our days so far. The day we arrived was more of a relax day, especially since our flight was five hours late. We stayed local and went to West… Continue reading Ongoing Adventures
We have successfully and safely made it to England! Here's a little bit about our airport experience (which it was the first international destination for us both). I think my main concern about the day we were supposed to leave O'Hare International Airport was going through security. Before the trip, I had to read all… Continue reading Security? Check. Plane? Delayed.
We are now less than two weeks away from ditching the US for a while. As you can see on the sidebar to the right, I have a countdown until Justine and I leave. Some places we plan on going are Conwy Castle, Buckingham Palace, and the Tower of London. There are many more, and… Continue reading While in England
Exciting news everyone! My friend Justine and I have set dates for our trip to England, both of our first time out of the US. We're heading out for about a week and a half in the middle of May. We will be staying with our friend/sister, Charlotte, near Liverpool. We'll also be staying in… Continue reading Huge Travel Announcement!