Category: England

Hadrian's Wall in England

Why Hadrian’s Wall was one of our England faves for family travel

March 10, 2017

As with most things travel these days I saw a picture on Instagram from someone I was following-I think it was North Idaho dad-shortly before we visited England in August and I immediately added a place called “Hadrian’s Wall“to our itinerary because of the curious ancient rocky rubble and sheep-filled hillsides that looked quite unlike anything I […]

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National Football Museum in England

National Football Museum (Manchester, England)

October 28, 2016

As a teenager when I dreamed of my future trip to Europe, the National Football Museum was not on my list of places I wanted to see.  I wouldn’t have known that football in England means soccer in the USA and I probably wouldn’t have cared about soccer here either. Fastforward to my real life; my […]

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Sarhole Mill in England where JRR Tolkien Grew Up

When you miss a chocolate factory and find a mill with famous roots instead (Sarhole Mill, England)

October 14, 2016

Maybe it was all that Mr. Rogers I watched as a kid, with his soothing voice and his magic picture frame that showed where everything in the world came from.  Crayons.  Macaroni.  Candles.  He knew it all.  And now I’m more than a little addicted to finding out where and how everything is made and I […]

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Tea at the Edinburgh Castle with kids

Not-serve-yourself-pastries and almost losing my kid in Edinburgh

September 28, 2016

First of all we did not have enough time in Edinburgh.  I’m almost certain that people LIVING in Edinburgh don’t have enough time in Edinburgh.  It’s such an interestingly beautiful place that we’re chasing memories of it like we did with Iceland since we’ve been home; pointing out fields of cows near Seattle that look […]

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Crossing the road at the Monkey forest

The World of Wedgwood, Free Roaming Monkeys and a lovely pottery town near London (Stoke-on-Trent)

September 15, 2016

Take note of this name if you ever dream of England: Stoke-on-Trent.  This amazing area known as “The Potteries” is where you might find the birthplace of some of the very dishes in your cupboards at home.  We happened to be driving through on our recent trip to England and we needed a place to […]

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