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Gardens of Wales | Wales, UK

Many people start planning their spring and summer European trips at this time of year. It’s a great time to think of the out of doors: sun, fun, and gardens.  If you’re thinking of England, please remember that Wales is a part of England. (don’t say that too loudly in Wales, though) and that Read More…

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Powis Castle | Welshpool, UK

On warm and sunny June Days, I am reminded of a wondrous day we spent last year at POWIS CASTLE, one of the great gardens of England. Actually it is JUST across the border from England into Wales, and it is what one would think of as the quintessentially English great house garden.The picturesque souvenir Read More…

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National Trust Houses, Herefordshire, England

We drove through several back roads bordered by hedge rows, off the A40 in northern Herefordshire, taking turn after turn. We knew we were in deepest England, but were not sure we were following the directions properly. Our destination was Old Linceter House, a National Trust property, where our friends Read More…

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The Manor at Hemingford Grey | Cambridgeshire

John Drake picked us up in his vintage BMW, and drove north up the London Road, just outside of Cambridge. With great excitement, he told us about our destination. A visit to the house and garden of a dead writer of children’s books did not engender in me very much excitement. On the other hand, John Read More…

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The King’s English | Herefordshire, UK

There are so many reasons I like to travel to England. First
of all, it’s a relatively short flight. Secondly, they speak the same language
I do. Or rather, they seem to know how to use the language better than we do.
In fact the use of English in England is positively marvelous. Such turns of
phrase! And the English have such incredibly quirky interests. Let me give you
some examples of phrasing and quirkiness, by telling you about our short trip
last summer.

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London | London, UK

I want my readers to know that this column is, now and again, ahead of the curve. Or it would be if I wrote my travel stories immediately upon my return. On a recent trip to London, I was feted for my birthday at a marvelous restaurant in South Kensington called The House. When I received GOURMET Read More…

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