The Best of the UK in 10 Days (and on a budget)

When my sisters visited last summer, they had 10 days to experience as much of the UK as possible, with the goal of not spending a small fortune. Not easy when you want to spend time in both London and Edinburgh, especially when it’s Edinburgh during the Fringe. To save on transport costs and time,…

Running London

My slacking in the blog department has partially been due to marathon training, but I’ve finally finished the London Marathon! It’s something I’d never thought of doing before last year when I got a place through my local running club after not getting a place in the general ballot. It was a great experience to…

Writers Block

I had so many good ideas for posts, and I swear they are coming. My work and travel plans have gotten overwhelming at the moment, and I’ve taken almost 2 weeks off. No time (or will) to sit down and put fingers to the keyboard.  So as I write this, I’m sitting on a horrifically…

The Case for Hop on Hop Off Tours

I see them in every major city, lurking around the major sights and tourist hubs, multiple companies, languages and themes, but I’d never actually ridden one. I’ve always been anti bus tour. I like walking and don’t love being surrounded by hoards of tourists. I suppose this was a bit unfair because I’d never really…

Westminster Abbey

One of the most impressive sights on this trip to London was Westminster abbey. It’s a bit morbid, filled with tombs of dead royalty and famous Brits with lots of memorials to others. The audio guide is good and full of information. Everyone shuffles through at the same pace, and some of the small chapels…