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So, I told you all I know while it was fairly fresh. Other things you might want to buy: Sunscreen stick – it’s smaller than most sunscreens, AND it’s not a liquid. No Jet Lag – Maybe I am special and jet lag just didn’t bother me, but the No Jet Lag pills seemed to work.  I felt fantastic my first day in England, and I was great to drive and did not feel …

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Where are you going?  Where have you been? The other way I saved time and money is through pre-buying passes.   I mostly bought my stuff through Visit Britain’s shop:  https://www.visitbritainshop.com/  You have to print them ahead of time, and I printed two copies…one for my back pack, one for my mother’s. I bought the Scottish Heritage Pass because I added the price to get into Stirling and Edinburgh castles and realized it was cheaper.  …

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So.  Transportation is out of the way.   But where do you lay your lovely head? For mum and I, hotels are usually the cheapest and most convenient we can find because we cannot stand camping another night in a row, or because if we skip camping and drive well after dark, we can position ourselves to launch to our next cool thing to do. We decided to really make the hotels a part of …

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Or, now you’re on the ground, how to you get to where you want to go? I bought my pass through Visit Britain, but here is the info from the BritRail Pass site:  http://www.britrail.net/passes  Note the consecutive days are much cheaper than the flexible days.  (I bought an Oyster Card the same day – a real must have!  Cheaper and so easy to use.) I will be honest, I looked into car rentals enough …

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The first part is to choose when you want to go.  The ability to be a little flexible is a plus (you can look at the chart of flights, and sometimes you will see that the flight on one day is cheaper than the flight on the day before, for example.) I got lucky – the flights I wanted for the return trip meant I returned on July 3rd – I had the 4th …

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OR, How do you go to England on a secretary’s salary without punching your savings account too hard in the face? Intro time. I have wanted to go to England and Scotland for years.  Way too many years.  But every time I looked into it the plane tickets were prohibitive – I could literally take my mum on a road trip across the US for what two plane tickets would cost.  So I didn’t …

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Or, not such a moderate trail…Doesn’t it look pretty?  All calm and easy and the perfect hike for the end of a long day of walking, right? Hahaha.  Nope. This is the Islands in the Sky trial at Babcock State Park in West Virginia.  Babcock is mostly known for having a rather pretty grist mill, but it also has some pretty rocks and trails.  They said, in the brochure, that if you started on …

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In my SCA circles, we’ve been doing an Art Chain Challenge. I was tagged, and I put up this photo that I took, at Crater Lake. Click to see it larger. I will try and post the other things here, too…you have to do it five days in a row. Right now I am already a day behind…oops. As you may recall (or not…I have no idea what I post here, post on Facebook, …

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I am back from my two week road trip, but still suffering from that odd heaviness, the surreal feeling of not quite being there that always accompanies long vacations. The coolest name I encountered was Bat Cave…I think it was in North Carolina. I also liked Luck, which was near Trust. The coolest hotel device: the pancake maker. Waffle irons, any traveller will (probably) tell you, are owned by the Devil, and are possessed …

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