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Romancing the Blarney Stone in Cork


Everyone tells you that you have to visit Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. So guess what, I did! I may have spent some time romancing the Blarney Stone in Cork, Ireland. Getting There To get there from Dublin I took a train to Cork, it was a bit pricey, then a bus from Cork to […]


An Afternoon Spent at the 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 […]


Hever Castle, Childhood Home of Anne Boleyn

Hever Castle

Hever Castle, 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 Pope wouldn’t […]


What to Do with 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. I decided to hit up some of the […]


Planes, Trains, and Automobiles from England to Rome


Planes, Trains, and Automobiles from 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 […]


Shakespeare’s Birthplace Garden


Shakespeare’s Birthplace After touring Shakespeare’s Birthplace you exit into the garden. I was just in time to catch some live theatre! These two lovely actors were performing bits of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. The both of them were wonderful and interacted with the crowd that had formed around them. I had requested the bit […]


Enter Into Shakespeare’s Birthplace


Shakespeare’s Birthplace After attending the Stratford Town Walk, I went back to enter into 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 […]


Stratford Town Walk to Shakespeare’s Grave


Holy Trinity Church 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. 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 […]


The Hometown of William Shakespeare


The Hometown of William Shakespeare 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 […]


J. R. R. Tolkien’s Trees in Avebury


Avebury 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! We started by heading to the local […]