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Making The Most Of A Short Amount Of Time

Making the most of a short amount of time - Kristie Jean

Sometimes vacations aren’t anywhere near as long as you want them to be. You have all these amazing things you want to do but before you know it’s time to head home and you didn’t get to half of them. Lets face it, sometimes there just isn’t enough time in a day and unless you have a free couple months to travel you have to …

The Never Ending List

The Never Ending List - Kristie Jean

Way back in the spring Melody and I made a list of places we wanted to see. Most of them close to home with a few bigger ones thrown in for the fun of it. The idea was to get through as many as we possibly could throughout the summer. We started out strong with crossing a place off our list nearly every weekend. As …

England Travel Tips

England Travel Tips - Kristie Jean

When you are sleep deprived, in an unfamiliar place and there are people everywhere, flying in to London Heathrow is pretty overwhelming. I thought I would share a few of my England travel tips that helped me survive my week there. • Taking the Heathrow Express in to London was the best decision I made. Though it is not the cheapest way to get in …

Three Planes and Two Buses Later

Three planes and two buses later - Kristie Jean

Three planes, two buses and (nearly) two weeks later…where did the time go??? Needless to say that I made it home from England. Between the jet lag, being sick, and photos that needed editing this poor space on the internet has been neglected. It is weird coming home from a quick trip half way around the world. There is a part of me that is …

England Day 5 – Brighton

Brighton, England - Kristie Jean

I had the most delicious bowl of porridge and fruit to start the day today. SO GOOD. I stayed at the Motel Schmotel, a little B&B only a couple blocks from the beach. It is not a super fancy place but man do they know how to make breakfast. Plus the name, how you can resist a place with a name like that? I spent …

England Day 4 – Brighton

Brighton, England - Kristie Jean

Today was another travel day but before I headed to the train station I grabbed some photos of where I spent the last two nights. Like I mentioned in the last post I stayed at the Burcombe Manor which is possibly the coolest place I have ever stayed since it looks like a mini castle. If you ever have a reason to be in the …

England Day 3 – Tisbury

Tisbury, England - Kristie Jean

So I was a little tired last night by the time I got back to the B&B and I passed out before I could finish this. I had planned on finishing it while I was on the train earlier but the trains here are just a little crazy so that never happened. I have a whole new appreciation for my car now (also I will …

England Day 2 – London and Tisbury

London Tisbury England - Kristie Jean

Have you ever been near Buckingham Palace during the changing of the guards?? Lets just say it is a little insane. I didn’t know what time the changing of the guards happened when I set out for my walk to Waterloo station and I got caught up in the crazy crowd of people. I managed to shove my way through, and got to Waterloo station …

England Day 1 – London

London England - Kristie Jean

There is only one word to describe London and that is overwhelming. Take the usual hustle and bustle of a city and times it by a thousand, add in people smoking everywhere, an obscene amount of tourists, cars that don’t stop for pedestrians and you’ve got London. I genuinely thought I was going to get hit by a car the first time I stepped out …

Airport Chats

Airport Chats - Kristie Jean

Airports are an interesting place. They are made even more interesting by cancelled flights. You have all the people who have missed their flights through the morning and are just trying to find a seat on another flight. Then you have those who’s flight has just got cancelled and have already gone through security, those are the people who look a little dazed and confused. …