Category England

Our Family’s Global Family Field Trip

The following story of our global family field trip appeared in Birmingham’s Over the Mountain Journal on March 15.  It gives a 30,000 foot view of our ~5 month journey. Amped-up Road Trip.

1 Baton + 10 Countries + 150 Seconds = Riley’s World Twirl

It took us 131 days to travel around the world. Watch Riley twirl through 10 countries in just 2.5 minutes.

Stonehenge: Just a Pile of Rocks

Nearly one million people visit Stonehenge every year. I don’t really understand why so many people want to see a pile of old rocks when there are many more interesting things to see that don’t require a four hour drive round trip to visit, but obviously, a million people think it’s important enough to make […]

Locked Up in London

With only 10 seconds remaining on the clock, we didn’t know if we would make it out in time. Frantically, the four of us were trying to solve the final task that would ensure our escape.  For almost an hour, we’d been locked in a small Asian room in the basement of a building near […]

Torture, Beheadings, and Gin

I tried gin once in my life and thought it tasted nasty.  According to a couple of “Beefeaters” at the Tower of London, it’s one of the best gins in the world; along with Tanqueray and Hendrix being the “choice gins.”  They did not think highly of Bombay Sapphire describing it as “vile.”  But enough […]

Bathing with Your Neighbors

When I first heard that we were going to the Roman Baths in England, I just thought that “baths” was a play on word for something else. Actually, they are the public baths (or at least they were way back when). The baths are located in Bath, England. In my opinion, who would want a […]