Our second house sit in England was also our shortest, and it was located in a small village outside of Shipston-on-Stour in the Cotswolds.  In case you are unfamiliar, the Cotswolds are a fairly hilly area in the country, historically used to graze sheep.  That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed our time in the, Read More

In the small village of Lacock in Wiltshire, sits the National Trust location, Lacock Abbey.  Originally built in the 13th century as a nunnery, and turned into a private residence in the 16th century, Lacock Abbey has quite a history to it.  In fact, it is considered the birthplace of photography, as William Henry, Read More

If I seeks, I geeks; and oh boy have I been geeking out recently!  As we prepared our luggage and loaded the car in Swanage, we had two main objectives for the day.  First, I couldn’t leave the Jurassic Coast until I had visited one last natural, nerdy destination, Charmouth Beach.  A significant source, Read More

Swanage is located near the eastern edge of an amazing stretch of coastline called The Jurassic Coast; England’s only natural world heritage site.  In under 100 miles, the cliffs along the coast contain a fossil record dating from 65 million years to over 250 million years ago.  The time periods enveloped in this extraordinary, Read More

Sitting atop a hill overlooking the village of Corfe Castle, is the castle of Corfe Castle.  Now a crumbled ruin of its former self, Corfe Castle was built way back in the 11th century, and survived through centuries of harsh weather and military sieges, until it finally fell during a siege in 1645; when, Read More

While in Swanage, there have been several significant locations we decided we simply had to see, one of which was the sunrise at Durdle Door.  A magnificent natural arch of solid limestone, created by the erosion of the pounding tides on the Jurassic Coast of England.  The extra bonus of our visit being in, Read More

Yes, we are in England.  Currently the southern portion of England, at that.  From just before New Year’s, until the end of March, we have four different house sits set up across this glorious country.  The first of which is in Swanage, a lovely little village in the middle of England’s south coast. While, Read More

So here it is, the big reveal!  Our next big trip, and the country we will be house sitting in for the first three months of 2018!  Drum roll please! Drdrddrdrdddrdrdrdrd: England! Since it had been many years since my last (and only) international trip, and Ian had never left the country other than, Read More

In the interest of giving formal reviews for the excursions we participated in, Ian and I rated each excursion, and put together lists of some important things to keep in mind for people booking these excursions on future Royal Caribbean cruises.  Here are our findings: Labadee, Haiti Amiga Island Experience: 5.5/10 Ian’s Rating: 6/10                  , Read More

It’s always a sad moment when you realize it is the last day of a vacation.  However, the last day also happened to be our last day of cruising, and Ian’s Birthday!  What better way to spend your birthday, than on one of the biggest cruise ships in the world? All night, I had, Read More