Author Archives: Oh, the Places We See

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!

Bound for Provence

Oh, the Places We See will be blank for a while.  We’re finally checking off a few places in Italy and France we’ve always dreamed of seeing:  Lake Como in Italy, a Viking River Cruise from Lyon to Avignon, a … Continue reading

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Layer cakes and windows: Arches National Park, Utah

If Utah is blessed with one thing, it would certainly be national parks. And one of them, Arches National Park, is known for sandstone layers, wind-and-water erosions, and structures that make you want to park your car and move in for … Continue reading

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Doors of the Cotswolds: Part Two — Thursday Doors

If you thought all doors in the Cotswolds would be similar, you’d be mistaken.  And we stand mistaken.  We envisioned most of them as brown, heavy wooden structures, some with hand-forged hardware, some just plain.  But really we didn’t think … Continue reading

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A Cotswolds Stay: Lords of the Manor Hotel and Restaurant

Sometimes you yearn for a bit of luxury in your life.  And if you’re staying in the Cotswolds of England, that bit of luxury — and more — can be found at the award-winning Lords of the Manor Hotel and Restaurant … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2017

With grateful appreciation for all who have served.

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Travel theme: Flowers in the Rain

We didn’t have to travel far to accept the challenge posed on Ailsa’s blog, Where’s My Backpack.  In fact, it was a treat to combine our usual morning walk with this week’s rain theme and a reason to stop and look closely at … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Harbor Town Reflecting

We’re finding that we like renting from AirBnB — good properties, full disclosures, ratings from actual renters.  But sometimes even the owners don’t know the whole story. When we craved a week-long getaway at a South Carolina destination, we found a … Continue reading

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Doors of the Cotswolds: Part One — Thursday Doors

Perhaps there’s one thing to be said for meandering through the Cotswolds in December when nary a bloom is on the vines:  “It’s all the better to see the doors, my dear!” We’ve written about the charm of stone cottages … Continue reading

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Take me to the Cotswolds: WPC — Wanderlust

Most of our trips in the States or abroad are one-stop destinations — a major city to explore, a festival celebrating an event, a peaceful state park.  But if I could go back to one location, stay for a couple … Continue reading

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Immerse yourself in history (but not the water) at Roman Baths of Bath, England.

One of the main attractions, if not THE main attraction, in Bath, England is the 2,000-year-old site of the Roman Baths.  It’s here that you can roam ancient ruins, soak up the culture of Aquae Sulis (named for the goddess Sulis) and … Continue reading

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