Athletes train for years to get into the Olympics, and travelers plan for years to attend the Olympics. But frequent guest blogger Jill Martin Wrenn decided to make a trip from Atlanta to London to see the Olympics when they were already in progress! This is an even more impressive feat than braving Disney World […]
I watched Manchester United beat West Ham today at Old Trafford. It was a great experience, joining the cheering red masses at one of the most famous stadiums in the world. There's only one problem: I'm still not sure whether I saw a football game or a soccer game.
At first glance, walking down Deansgate in Manchester, we thought it was a church. And once you're inside, at times you could easily make the same mistake. But no, this is John Rylands Library, and it's never been a church. Enriqueta Rylands commissioned this library in memory of her husband John Rylands in 1889, and […]
Robin Hood was a master of archery — that's how he survived the Crusades, attacked the Sheriff's men and put food on the table. So after following in Robin Hood's footsteps by visiting Nottingham Castle, City of Caves and the Major Oak, we decided to go practice our archery skills at the Adrenalin Jungle in […]
Inspired by the tales of Robin Hood, most people visit Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire to see the legendary Major Oak. While the gigantic oak tree is indeed a sight to behold, there are plenty of other lovely hollow oaks, too, as well as other kinds of trees, including silver birches and pines. Based on the […]
Legend has it that the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest was a hiding spot for Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. The Major Oak has a major reputation to live up to, and I'm pleased to report that it did. That's a good thing, because Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve's 400,000 visitors per […]
When you go to Nottingham, it’s Robin Hood this and Robin Hood that. Which begs the question: Is there a real Robin Hood? Yes, and it’s this guy.
Today in Sarasota, FL, it was 65F and sunny. This is my third visit and this is the warmest weather I’ve ever experienced here. Normally, 65F is not the kind of weather you celebrate in Florida. But when the sun was beating down on my bare arms at Bradenton Beach (pictured above) this afternoon, I […]
This evening I arrived in Sarasota, FL, where I’ll be spending the weekend with my family. On the way in from the airport, I was happy to see my favorite statue, Unconditional Surrender, which is based on the famous 1945 photograph “The Kiss at Times Square”. I’m not quite sure what our plans are for […]
Right now, there's really only one place to be. And that's at the Winter Olympics.