Back to Boston (With a British Accent)

This morning I woke up to a text from my little brother. “Man, update that blog already!

If your little bro is asking for a update on your blog that usually focuses (erm, babbles) on topics  like yellow paint chips, espresso cups and rainboots… I guess it’s about time.

Before we headed to England and Scotland for our trip, I had the best of intentions of writing a few posts and setting them up to publish while I was gone. As you can see, that never happened! I unpacked and repacked by backpack so many times it slipped my mind.

(See how I slipped in the fact that I brought only a backpack like it was no big deal? Quite the accomplishment for a over-packer like myself.)

In a word, our trip was fantastic.

We did cities – London, Edinburgh and Oxford.

We did the countryside – Cotswold and the Lakes district.

I will happily go another 6 months before eating another piece of bacon. The jam, however, will be missed.

With the London Olympics and Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee coming up, the stores were packed with memorabilia and we spent our fair share of time shopping.

The “Keep Calm and Carry On” knock-offs are taking the UK by storm. While I still love the original, I’m ready for that trend to end.

Planes, trains and automobiles. And boats. We utilized them all. We drove on the “wrong” side of the road and survived. Although I may have had a few heart palpitations in the process.

While this is by no means a “travel blog”, I will be posting individually about each destination. Reading reviews and posts from other bloggers was the most helpful resource in planning this trip. If you are planning on visiting the UK soon, I found The Londoner, Aspiring Kennedy and Explore.Dream.Discover quite helpful.

Cheers! It’s good to be home.


5 thoughts on “Back to Boston (With a British Accent)

  1. Only a backpack…please blog about how you did that. That is my travel dream goal. I love the mobility it could bring.

  2. I thought it was going to be terrible and I wouldn’t have everything I needed, but it was actually great! It gave us so much more freedom since we were on the move all the time! Way better than rolling suitcases on old cobblestone roads and up/down all the stairs! I will have to put together a post on it!

  3. a backpack?!?! wow, very impressive! the hubs and i went on our honeymoon to italy for 10 days and all i brought was a carry-on, which i was pretty proud of, but you put me to shame!!

    these photos are incredible…i can’t wait to hear more about each destination!

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