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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!

Party-ready men’s fashions: Selfridges in London

When you travel, you may hit those travel book high spots starred and written in boldface.  Why not?  They’re tourist stops for a reason.  We check ’em off our list like everyone else does.  But we also like walking neighborhoods, … Continue reading

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Shiny and black: Doors on London’s Park Street

When you travel, walking the neighborhood near your hotel is one way to get a feel for how people really live.  And, if doors are any indication of the people inside the homes in the Mayfair section of London, we … Continue reading

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Cruise the Thames with London’s Oyster Card

You never know just how valuable a concierge can be ’til he gives you information that 1) saves you money and 2) gets you where you want to be!  Thanks to Grosvenor House: JW Marriott for hiring a man who … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Resilient

For me, going to the beach restores my soul.  Even a quick view of the ocean renews my faith in life and living.  The resiliency of sand and shore is something I rely upon.  For me, it’s always been there. … Continue reading

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Unexpected glitz: London’s Bond Street

Sometimes we arrive at a hotel, put our things down, and head to the Concierge Lounge to get a bite to eat.  And that’s what happened on a chilly December afternoon when we arrived at London’s Grosvenor House: A JW … Continue reading

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Postcards from England: Christmas 2016 — Cotswolds Elegance

Dear Readers, From the glitz and glamour of holiday season in London to the understated tones of the Cotswolds, Christmas is celebrated in many ways in England. Some homes in the country add only a single wreath on the door. … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Shimmer at Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel

Dear Readers, Here’s a Postcard from England: Christmas 2016 from Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel in London, a hotel that shimmered with gold and silver all through the house. From the elegantly shiny trees outside to glittery table arrangements … Continue reading

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Postcards from England: Christmas 2016 — Yellow door at Royal Crescent

Dear Readers, It seems that not all owners of penthouses in Bath’s Royal Crescent (built 1767 – 1774) felt compelled to adhere to tradition when it came to the requirement of all white doors in this finest example of Georgian architecture … Continue reading

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Postcards from England: Christmas 2016 — The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

  Dear Readers, Since our driver in the Bath area had an established rapport with The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa in Bath, he afforded us the opportunity to enter this venerable establishment to get a glimpse of its stately … Continue reading

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Postcards from England: Christmas 2016 – Hamleys Toy Store

Dear Readers, It’s Saturday, and Hamleys in London is bustling with shoppers.  And to add to the excitement — demos and wowsers of all kinds.  From magic erasable boards to flying airplanes, boomerangs, and bubbles. When it all came down … Continue reading

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