Ely Spring

Ely is beautiful in all seasons, but especially in the springtime when the pink flowers burst open against the grey skies. It's still a bit chilly here in England, but the rainbow of flowers everywhere are a reminder that summer isn't too far. Warmer days will be here soon and, with them, a new kind [...]

Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey is the closest National Trust site to us in Cambridge, and yet, somehow we had always overlooked it. To be honest, we assumed it was "only" a giant, old house. In fact, it's much more than a house. The grounds are expansive, full of gardens and woodland paths. There's even an old, working [...]

The Boat Races

A warm and sunny spring Sunday at the 163rd (72nd for women) annual Boat Race along the Thames River in London between rival universities, Oxford and Cambridge. Of course, we cheered for our hometown team, Cambridge. They, sadly, did not win, but it was a very fun day with very good friends. 

Sveti Stefan & Skadar

Departure. Rising before the sun. The clocks sprang ahead an hour overnight and at 6:00 am, all is quiet. I sneak away as the seven bells chime. No one is out, but me. One last breath of the bay, and I'm off. The winding, coastal roads are exclusively mine. Flying free, me & the local [...]

Budva & Jaz

I read that Budva is known as the "Cancun of the Balkans," that it's impossible to get a chair at Jaz Beach in the summer. Maybe those facts are true; I didn't experience those parts of town.  For all that I had heard of Jaz' energy, it was pleasantly deserted, abandoned even, in the March [...]