A Visit to Oxford England

I’ve wanted to visit Oxford forever. When I was in high school I briefly toyed with applying there for college, and when I was in college I wanted to go for a semester abroad. My stepfather had spent 6 weeks there at the university doing an acting program with the Yale School of Drama and…

Chiswick, London

Chiswick is a suburb in West London, about half an hour by train from the city center (in tube zone 4). We chose this neighborhood primarily because we found an affordable vacation rental with enough bedrooms and bathrooms for 8 people. It’s a lovely little neighborhood with a small town feel, complete with decent supermarket…

Hampton Court Palace- Day Trip From London

Hampton Court Palace was built in the early 1500’s originally by Thomas Wolsey, but eventually finished by King Henry VIII. We took a day trip with the family to see all the royal splendor. In the winter, when we were there, the hours were shortened but there was a very cool light show in the…

London in Winter; British Museum, Tate Modern and Borough Market

Why would we go to London in winter? It certainly wasn’t for the weather which was at best, chilly. We went to London to spend Christmas with David’s family. While that was lovely, in terms of sightseeing, the week around Christmas, may not the best time to be a tourist, but we were determined to…