Aberystwyth Wales a Beautiful Beachside City

Aberystwyth Wales a Beautiful Beachside City

The city of Aberystwyth was a fantastic discovery with its sweeping seafront and promenade. After visiting several UK coastal towns, it has become one of our favorites. The castle here is an Edwardian fortress built in the late 1300s. You can stroll along the...
Day Trip to Canterbury, England

Day Trip to Canterbury, England

1 1/2 hours by train or 2 hours by car (62 miles) from London Do you know that Canterbury is a walled city? We had no idea until we arrived there. Guess we missed it in all the literature. The wall makes a nice walk, and there is a hill not far from the train station...
Our Quick Stay in Edinburgh, Scotland

Our Quick Stay in Edinburgh, Scotland

From London – 5 hours by train or 7 hrs 50 minutes by car (416 miles) Notice it is quicker to get there by train and once you get there, you don’t need a car. Edinburgh was one of our shortest stops in the UK, but what a stop. We can’t wait to go back. One thing...
Enchanting Stay at Historic Fairmont Empress

Enchanting Stay at Historic Fairmont Empress

Arriving by ferry was majestic as we come around the bay and first saw the Fairmont Empress, in Victoria, Canada. It is often called Canada’s Castle on the Coast. The Empress opened in 1908 and quickly became a luxury destination. A $60 million restoration was...