The Best Way to Travel – Advice From A Well-Traveled Traveler 

We travel the world to venture outside our own culture and absorb another. To travel is to gain knowledge like never before and to experience something outside of yourself. You expose yourself to the people around you and the vibrancy of whatever place you’re in at that time. Real travel means placing yourself in theContinue reading “The Best Way to Travel – Advice From A Well-Traveled Traveler “

An Abundance of Sheep

I’ve been in Wales one day. I think I should live here. I’ve never seen so much beautiful nature in my life.  I mean, mountainous hills and “TREES?! Everywhere trees?!!” (any It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia fans out there?) Oh, and sheep. So many sheep. I found that out tonight when I went on aContinue reading “An Abundance of Sheep”

Welcome to Wales

Good morning, Wales! My current backpacking trip has led me to the beautiful and green country of Wales. So far I can deduce that the number of sheep greatly outweighs the number of humans and the company is already impressively kind – and I’ve only been here less than an hour! This morning I gaveContinue reading “Welcome to Wales”

Grillstock – A Day of Serving Up Ice Cream in England

Alright so I cannot believe what I just spent my day doing. I woke up bright and early with Gem and then drove in to Bristol to work all day at a BBQ/music festival called Grillstock serving ice cream. And eating it. Okay, I did a lot more eating it than I did serving itContinue reading “Grillstock – A Day of Serving Up Ice Cream in England”

Long Walks & Slippery Stairs

I started my day out today by almost shattering my tail bone. Yup. Klutz McGee tried walking down the spiral stairs today in socks and ended up slipping down the entire staircase. I’m still sore tonight, over 12 hours later and still have a massive scrape down the length of my arm. But a perkContinue reading “Long Walks & Slippery Stairs”

Soaking up Bath

Roman ruins & bubbling brooks. That’s how I spent my day today in Bath, England.        It’s always been a dream of mine to go to Bath and see what all the bathtub hullabaloo is about and today I found out – and it’s totally a whole lot of hullabaloo to go crazy over. GemContinue reading “Soaking up Bath”

Exploring Bristol and Discovering Family Heritage

Waking up in the UK for the second day in a row was wonderful today. After exploring the village of Oldbury yesterday, I went into the city to explore Bristol today. I discovered that it resembles my college town of Columbia, Mo so much. The vibe was so chilled out and laid back that IContinue reading “Exploring Bristol and Discovering Family Heritage”

Discovering England’s Quaintest Little Village

As of last night, I no longer live in Paris and am traveling the U.K. for about two weeks. This first week I’m staying with Gemma in her village of Oldbury and I have to say, it’s actually like a dream. Let’s start off with Gem’s house. It’s actually how I picture my life whenContinue reading “Discovering England’s Quaintest Little Village”