The Jurassic Coast of England runs along the southern coast through Dorset and East Devon. It became England’s first Natural World Heritage Site because of its geological importance. This site is the only place in the world where you can see 185 million years of Earth’s history (including the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods) in a continuous stretch of coastline.
This Saturday, George and I spent the day in Oxford exploring the University and enjoying the sunshine. This summer really has been wonderful and much warmer than we were originally expecting. Continue reading “A Day Out in Oxford”
During college, George studied abroad in a smaller town in Germany called Heidelberg. He loved his time there and when I came to visit him, I really liked it too. So when a friend from George’s time at Heidelberg University said he was coming to Germany, we decided to meet up with him. Continue reading “The Brittains' Guide to Heidelberg, Germany”
I think I underestimated how much fun Haugesund would be when I was planning this trip. I assumed because it wasn’t as large as Bergen, there wouldn’t be as much to do. But I was very wrong. Haugesund was beautiful, and there was a lot to do, even though we arrived on Easter Sunday. Continue reading “Norway, Part III: Haugesund”
After leaving Bergen, we drove to our second hotel in Norheimsund on the Hardanger Fjord. We were so happy the hotel had a restaurant because nothing else was open and we were both hungry for dinner. The meal turned out to be the best of the entire trip. We ordered the reindeer fillet because, when are we ever going to get the chance to try reindeer again? Continue reading “Norway, Part II: Fjords”
This past weekend, because it was Easter, George had both Friday and Monday off from work. So we decided we wanted to go somewhere a little farther with our extra time! We chose Haugesund, Norway because it was the cheapest place to fly over the holiday weekend. I have always wanted to see the fjords and George was excited because it was something totally new. Continue reading “Norway, Part I: Bergen”
Our second day in the Lake District was spent in the North near Ullswater and Keswick. We were told the North is more rugged than the south and so attracts a more active crowd. But we decided to take it easy and just enjoy the scenery of the area while wandering around.
Continue reading “The Lake District: Day 2”
The English Lake District, also known as Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England and home to England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike. It also seems to be one of the Brits favorite weekend destinations and it is not hard to see why. Outside Scotland and Wales, it doesn’t get much better than this in terms of scenery and outdoor activities. Continue reading “The Lake District: Day 1”
Now that we are finished setting up our new home (complete with internet, as of today), we’ve set out to explore as much as possible while we’re here. First place on the agenda: Bath, England. Bath is, like the name suggests, famous for its Roman baths and as far as English cities go, is more reminiscent of a European city like Paris or Rome…only smaller. George and I both decided it is our favorite place we’ve been in England, so far. Continue reading “Weekend Adventure: Bath, England”