My 1st visit to Ireland was a bit of a last minute decision. The original plan was to spend several days in Paris; however, the week prior to departing on my 22-day European adventure Paris suffered a horrendous terrorist attack. My friends and I opted to change our plans and ended up on a seven-day… Continue reading How I Spent 5 Days Exploring Ireland
Visiting the Chatsworth House was a dream come true for this Jane Austen fan. The estate is used in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice as Mr. Darcy’s estate, Pemberley. The moment the house came within view I was mesmerized. The property is simply stunning. In one afternoon I had afternoon tea, frolicked… Continue reading How to Spend a Lovely Day with Mr. Darcy.
My friend and I recently set out on a 4-day road trip through the English countryside. We had a loosely planned itinerary. We started with a quick cruise through Oxford. Then stopped for dinner in West Berkshire before making our way to Bath for a few days to enjoy the town and the Jane Austen… Continue reading How to Spend 4 Days Looking for Mr. Darcy…
I was recently in Cologne for a work event and had just one day to explore one of Germany’s oldest cities. I found myself centered next to the Rhine river and the city's Old Town district, Altstadt. With a limited amount of time to explore I opted for a day of strolling through its cobblestoned… Continue reading How I Spent 3 Quick Days in Cologne