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Romancing the Blarney Stone in Cork, Ireland

Blarney Stone

Everyone tells you that you have to visit Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. So guess what, I did! Getting to Cork To get there from Dublin I took a train to Cork, it was a bit pricey, then a bus from Cork to Blarney. I do think it was totally worth it! It’s gorgeous and […]

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A Scary Afternoon Spent at the Eiffel Tower

eiffel tower

The same day I went to Versailles, after lots of walking, I went to the Eiffel Tower. I had a wonderful, though partly traumatizing afternoon spent at the Eiffel Tower. For those of you who hate heights, like myself, suck it up and do it anyway. This way you won’t ever have to do it again! Also, take […]

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Hever Castle, the Childhood Home of Anne Boleyn

Hever Castle

Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn is outside of London, but not far. If you aren’t fluent on the wives of Henry the 8th, Anne was Henry’s second wife. She was the reason for the break from the Catholic church. Henry needed a divorce from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and the […]

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What You Can Do with a Night in Rome

a night in rome

After my long haul to get to Rome, I was really happy to finally be there. I had made it in one piece, by myself! Being that I’d never been to Rome, or Italy, and spoke very, very, very little Italian. I was really impressed with myself. Then, I decided to hit up some of […]

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles from England to Rome

England to Rome

I don’t think I’ve ever been more worried about missing a connection than I was the day I went from Stratford-upon-Avon, England to Rome, Italy. I had literally booked it down to the minute. I wanted to get as much time as possible in Rome since I had only a few days, so every minute […]

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Visiting Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon

shakespeare's birthplace

After attending the Stratford Town Walk, I went back to visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Using the voucher I had received on the walk, I got the 2 for 1 discount. You enter just to the left of the actual home and walk through a short exhibit on Shakespeare. The First Folio (pictured below) really awed me. The First […]

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Stratford Town Walk to Shakespeare’s Grave

stratford Town Walk

The last part of the Stratford Town Walk takes you to the Holy Trinity Church. It’s a lovely looking church with a unique character. Holy Trinity Church You can almost feel the age of the place. It was probably my favorite place in Stratford Upon Avon. The people who must have come and gone throughout […]

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Stratford-Upon-Avon, Hometown of William Shakespeare

stratford-upon-avon

For a while now I had wanted to visit Stratford-Upon-Avon, the hometown of William Shakespeare. I wouldn’t call myself a Shakespeare expert by any means, but being from the creative world of TV and film, I’ve always had a invested interest in his work. My favorite theater performance was The Tempest at  Shakespeare’s Globe Theater […]

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Discover J. R. R. Tolkien’s Trees in Avebury

avebury stone circle

After my trip to Stonehenge, we headed to see J. R. R. Tolkien’s Trees in Avebury. Avebury contains the largest stone circle in Europe. It contains three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. A beautiful part of the English country side if I do say so myself! Red Lion Pub We started by heading […]

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The Pandorica Opened at Stonehenge

Stonehenge

This past June I visited Stonehenge! I traveled there on a coach bus with part of my friend’s wedding party. While the rest of the group chatted about the possibilities of Stonehenge being a druid creation, I kept muttering one thing….Pandorica! The Pandora Has Opened I don’t think you can be a true Whovian without […]

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