5 Reasons Cirencester is a Hidden Magical Gem (aka History Travel Tuesday)

There are a handful of cities in Europe that were once major epicenters of the universe, but are now snoozy little hamlets who betray nothing of their illustrious pasts.  Cordoba comes to mind.  The place was once pretty much the center of the universe, and the most populous city in…

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Ronda: How one city is Celtic, Roman, Moorish and Christian all at the same time

Ronda is the closest big town to where we live, it’s where our Spanish school is located, and where we do most of our shopping (when we don’t want to make the drive to Little England aka Gibraltar).  It’s jam packed with history, and the architecture is a constant reminder that…

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Favorite Places and Spaces: Soho in London

When I lived in London, I worked at 76 Brewer Street, on the end of Soho near Golden Square, on the eastern end, tucked away from the tourists of Piccadilly, Leicester Square, and Oxford Street on all sides, a neighborhood of its own.  What used to be a hunting ground…

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Favorite Places and Spaces: Downtown Lancaster Pennsylvania

I grew up in Lancaster Pennsylvania.  For much of the country that means Amish Country.  But most tourists, who hang out on the eastern end of the county shopping at the outlets, ogling the Amish buggies, and visiting places with names like, “the Amish Farm and House” (it’s not Amish,…

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Favorite Places and Spaces: An 8 Hour Layover in Copenhagen

I recently had an unexpected 8 hour layover in Copenhagen.  It shouldn’t have been unexpected – my flight left Spain at 11am and didn’t get to Iceland until midnight, 2am Spain time, so it obviously should have been a long layover.  But I hadn’t realized just how long it would…

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Favorite Places and Spaces – Cirencester

So let me tell you about my trip to the UK last week.  It was full of excitement (ie meeting with one of my idols, the early music expert David Skinner, to interview him for my podcast), and peace (long train journeys criss crossing the country, listening to my music…

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