Entries Tagged as 'U.K.'

40 Days until 40: Day 26, 2000

January 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

March of 2000, somewhere on Oxford Street in London. I always hear the Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” in my head when I see this photo, and Brent’s matching shot. This trip was one of five I took to the UK, once a year between 1999 and 2003, when flights were cheap, vacation days plentiful, and responsibilities […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 21, 1995

January 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Between August and December of 1995, I lived in England, traveling around for the first few weeks, then settling in Cambridge for the fall semester of school. I had a great time, but the program I studied under was a little strange, mostly acting students from the U.S. there to do drama, stage fighting, directing, […]

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UK 2012

August 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Before my trip to England and Wales gets too far into the rear view mirror, I’ll give a quick rundown of the highlights and some of the hundreds of photos I took. In a nutshell, it was a great, great trip. The Olympics were everything I had hoped for and more, the atmosphere in London […]

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UK 2008

July 29th, 2012 · No Comments

The steady stream of UK trips slowed down after the bustle of the early aughts, and more than four years passed before Aimee and I returned, during the banner travel year of 2008. Friends were celebrating a 40th birthday in the Cotswolds at a big country house, and even though we’d already been to Hawaii […]

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UK 2003-04

July 28th, 2012 · No Comments

My first trip to the UK with Aimee was a surprise, at least to her. We spent a few fun-packed days in London over New Year’s 2003/2004. The trip was the first in the Doubleperf Era, so you can read all about it here. It was a short trip, between December 31st and January 4th, […]

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UK 2002

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments

2002 was a peak year for UK travel: for the first (and only) time in my life, I visited twice in one year. First, another spring break trip, this time as part of a trip with my buddy Josh to Iceland. We spent time in London and Edinburgh only, maximizing our time exploring these two […]

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UK 2000

July 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Having had such a great time the year before, I decided to head back to the UK in 2000, taking advantage of cheap Virgin Airways tickets and another two-week spring break. Brent joined me from Seattle, and we rented a car (a Skoda, this time), and headed up to Scotland. The trip was a little […]

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UK 1997 and ’99

July 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

After the intense and in-depth six months I spent in the UK in 1995, I was ready to return at the next opportunity. My chance arose when I went to Poland in the Spring of 1997 to do research for my thesis, on the films of Krzysztof Kieslowski. My flight took me through London, and […]

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UK 1995

July 20th, 2012 · No Comments

When the opportunity to study abroad during my junior year at Amherst came up, I knew where I wanted to go. I was enjoying Amherst enough that I didn’t want to spend an entire year away, which was how the exchanges with Cambridge University proper worked, but I could study for a semester through a […]

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Back in the UK

July 16th, 2012 · No Comments

July is upon us, and Olympics fever is starting to build. I’ve been planning a trip to the UK for more than a year, and it’s hard to believe I leave two weeks from today. The seed for the trip was planted sometime last year when we met Neil and Melanie in Paris, and after […]

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UK in five days

August 14th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 is going down as the craziest travel year in history for us, and this week is no exception: we left for London last Wednesday night, spent a day there before driving to the Cotswolds, where we spent three days, and then drove back to London. We left for L.A. the next morning and got […]

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Flat tyre

August 8th, 2008 · No Comments

It’s been a great day and a half in England, with a fun day in London, a nice drive to the Cotswolds, and then the capper, a flat tire (tyre) as we drove down the driveway of the house where we’ll be staying for the weekend. We got the car towed to a garage (emphasis […]

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London Bulletin

May 13th, 2004 · Comments Off on London Bulletin

I read the London Underground Blog every week or so, which always provides fascinating stories of travel on the Tube, as well as links to other interest transit-related blogs. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing. Anyway, from there, I found out about Geoff’s ongoing quest to visit every one of the Underground’s […]

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Like Quebec, only farther away

January 4th, 2004 · Comments Off on Like Quebec, only farther away

So we didn’t end up going to Quebec, after all. Since October, I had planned a double-switch surprise for Aimee, which worked out brilliantly, if I do say so myself. I told her the day I got back from Colorado that we’d be driving to Quebec the next day, and I showed her a printout […]

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