Category: Travel

My Harry Potter Adventure in the UK – Muggle Tours

It has been a long time since I’ve written anything of substance, an incredibly long time. I attribute it to life. That is, work, school, trips, etc. etc. etc. This past December, my boyfriend and I traveled to the United Kingdom. It was the first time I had been there in over five years. I

Neolithic Britain’s Most Beautiful Secret

(Editor’s note: This is a post by my friend Hannah, author of this post.) The stone circle at Castlerigg, in the Lake District of North-West England, is one of the most stunning of the stone circles that are spread across the British Isles and Brittany. Stone circles were originally raised as part of the megalithic

A Trippin’ We Will Go

England is known for many things: stone circles, tea, rolling hills, funny accents… I’ve done my fair bit of traveling in England, mostly to the Midlands and the northwestern parts. I found a couple of articles from the Guardian about places that would be awesome to visit. Wiltshire is home to the largest stone circle in

Flashback, Lancaster 2010, Part One: Just Another Day Trip

I began this blog two years ago, and I realized two things: I was terrible in keeping up with posts and I was terrible with chronicling my study abroad experience in England. How typical. I was feeling nostalgic today and began perusing my extensive photo collection on Facebook when I stumbled across a folder entitled

Treks Around Aztalan

I’m from southeastern Wisconsin. I was born, raised, and deeply indoctrinated into the history and culture of arguably one of the most diverse areas in the country. I mean diverse in a multitude of ways.  

On the Rail Again, Part Deux: Chicago

As promised, here are some pictures from my excursion to Chicago yesterday. It was a wonderful day, full of walking, walking, walking, walking, did I mention walking? My friend Melanie and I were extremely sore after walking all day, to the point where I almost limped back to the train station.BUT, the entire day was

On the Rail Again

You know, there’s something to be said for public transportation, especially trains. Here I am, on my first American train, bound for Chicago. Almost immediately I’ve lapsed into the giddy feelings that come with traveling someplace new. I’m not traveling to Rome or Lancaster, however, but rather to a near neighbor. As I stepped onto

My Date With the Giant Orange Moose

It all started with one of those freak roadside attractions businesses place as a ploy to lure in unsuspecting customers like myself. The Director of Collections from the Waukesha County Museum-yep, I’ll use her fancy title-and myself made a five+ hour journey to Minneapolis this past week from Waukesha to pick up some paintings from