A Photo Diary of the Beauty of England

Even though I don’t live in England anymore, with a trip across the pond coming up next month, I find myself reminiscing on the beauty that abounds in the country. And, as most English people will tell you – “There’s more to England than London”. So, here are twelve photos that encapsulate what the country outside of London is all about. Continue reading “A Photo Diary of the Beauty of England”

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A Storybook Day Trip in the Cotswolds, England

When my friend Karen, visiting from London, told me she wanted to see more of the English countryside, I knew just where to bring her: the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds are an area of outstanding natural beauty in England; picture quintessential limestone colored villages with thatched roofs and peaceful countryside. Continue reading “A Storybook Day Trip in the Cotswolds, England”

All Roads Lead to Cirencester, England

You know the saying ‘all roads lead to Rome’? Well, it turns out during the Roman rule of Britain that all roads led to Corinium, now know as modern day Cirencester, England. Cirencester is a market town on the edge of the Cotswolds, and as an easy bus ride from Cheltenham I decided to make my way there for the day. Continue reading “All Roads Lead to Cirencester, England”

Hiking in the Cotswolds: Leckhampton Hill

One of the things I love most about living on the doorsteps of the Cotswolds, an area of designated natural beauty in England, is the ample hiking and country walk opportunities that the region provides.  And, after recovering from a cold last week, the first thing I wanted to do was get up and out, so I headed to Leckhampton Hill, a popular hiking area in the Cotswolds near Cheltenham. Leckhampton Hill has the Cotswolds Way, a walking path that stretches across the area. Continue reading “Hiking in the Cotswolds: Leckhampton Hill”