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Not many household adornments ooze more charm than cozy thatched roof cottages, and there’s no better place to find them than in England. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal called them “chocolate box cottages” because a photo of … Continue reading
Sometimes gray days just add to the atmosphere. At least it did the day we left London to see Stonehenge, one of those places we had read about for years but really didn’t know if we’d see in our lifetime. … Continue reading
Not many people would spend such a short time in London — only a day and a half for us. And most visitors would want to see all the places marked in bold print in their tour guides. But since … Continue reading
Settled squarely in the Mayfair section of London with a posh Park Lane address, Grosvenor House puts you in the center of uptown luxury. But with a focus on gentility, service and personal attention, it’s much more than just … Continue reading
Visiting the Shakespeare’s Globe after teaching the works of the bard to countless high schoolers — some in love with the form, others just tolerant — is a rite of passage, or at least it was for me. But visiting in winter … Continue reading
Sometimes being alone doesn’t literally mean ALONE. Sometimes solitude is carving out me-time in the midst of worldly things. For more expressions of solitude, move quietly and singularly to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude and check ’em out.
A recent Knoxville event, Chef’s Table Tour, came with a surprise . . . an unexpected one. After strolling downtown sidewalks listening to bits of history from our guide, we ducked into Clancy’s Tavern & Whisky House ready for good food … Continue reading
In one three-hour span, you can tour downtown Knoxville, learn a bit of history, meet new friends and sample East Tennessee fare. It’s all part of the Chef’s Table Tour, one of the offerings from East TN Tours combining food … Continue reading
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