Posts Tagged ‘travel’

A (long) walk down memory lane

Today I went to the British Museum for the first time since I was studying in London over a decade ago. The building has changed dramatically. I barely recognized the entrance, now clear of clutter and heavy junk. When I was a student the Great Court was under construction. I remember dark Victorian bookstacks surrounding […]

Report: Solstice at Stonehenge

I’ve gotten more than a few questions about it, so here it is. My own wacky perspective on Summer Solstice 2012 at Stonehenge. I loved every minute of it, and given the chance, I’d do it exactly the same again. A lot of people go to Salisbury and then catch one of the many, many, […]

Stonehenge

Today was a pretty good day. My in-laws made me yummy breakfast, then we blasted down the Motorway to Oxford so that I could have lunch at the Eagle and Child, a pub I have always wanted to go to in hopes of soaking up awesome creative goodness from the lingering vibes of the Inklings. […]

Signs You Are in the English Countryside

Everything is stupidly, ridiculously, mind-bogglingly pretty The corner shop has one kind of Coca-Cola and five kinds of Ginger Beer Tea tastes good no matter where you get it from The dude that just went by on his bicycle is wearing a Marmite spandex suit Houses have names, which are either very pleasant (i.e. Sycamore […]

On a volcano.

Good things to know about Hawai’i

Not Looking Like a Tourist Some places you can visit and blend right in with the locals. If you are not from Hawai’i, you will never look like a local. Don’t bother trying. Don’t try to speak pidgin. You may say “Aloha” and “Mahalo” without looking like an idiot. If you can pronounce place names […]

I didn’t learn

So a couple of years ago when Mr. T and I were in Ireland, we took a walk along the rocky shoreline near the Cliffs of Moher in Doolin, County Clare. If you’ve never been to that part of the world, it’s hard to appreciate just how hard the waves can suddenly pound against the […]