Christmas Travel List, Travel Thursday

Normally I try to focus on places I have been (or will be going shortly) for my Travel Thursday posts; however, this one is going to be slightly different! I like to be at home with friends and family for the holiday season, and enjoying our snowy traditions. (Definitely going to have to go up into the mountains when I’m in Seattle…) However, there are some holiday destinations that I would love to see and will probably pick away at these over the years. This is my dream Christmas travel list that I will one day be able to complete!

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5 Cathedrals You Have to Visit

As a medieval historian who studies secular and canon law, I’m probably more interested than most people in church history. I think that cathedrals are the place to start when visiting a city, as it’s often a chance to see lasting and notable architecture that is lousy with centuries of history! These are 5 cathedrals that I think that everyone should see at some point in their life if they can- from different countries and cities, they all offer something different to their visitors! I hope that you enjoy my recommendations for Travel Thursday…

5 Cathedrals You Have to Visit

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5 Castles You Have to Visit, Travel Thursday

Although my travel experience isn’t the widest in the world, I have been fortunate enough to see many of the places and things on my bucket list! I’ve decided to start a new travel series with 5 of my top recommendations in different categories- I can’t promise that I won’t update them as I travel more, but I’m excited to share all of my favourite places with everyone! Today is all about castles- the homes of royalty and other important persons.

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The British Museum, Travel Thursday

Ah, the British Museum. Possibly the best and most engaging museum in the world, free and otherwise. Yes, I am an historian and that probably means that I am biased, but I truly believe that there is something for everyone there. Incredibly easy to find and free to access, it’s the perfect London stop for any kind of trip! Although it’s a little light on the Irish history I normally study, it has several amazing ancient collections that are unparalleled in my own experience. These are some of my favourite shots from my time in the British Museum!

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Travel Thursday, Kensington Gardens

Kensington Palace is associated with a few different royals, including Queen Anne and Queen Victoria. However, in recent memory it is most strongly associated with Diana, Princess of Wales! If you ever have the chance to visit, I recommend that you wander all around the Palace and gardens as you will see the gates where all of the flowers and gifts were left after her passing and the Sunken Garden which is currently transformed in honour of her memory!

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Ballet at Covent Garden, Travel Thursday

Starting next week, I’m going to have a three part series on the blog on ballet- ballet class to dress rehearsal to performance. In the meantime, these are some ballet pilgrimages I’ve taken and moments I’ve had throughout my travels! I consider myself lucky that I’ve been able to convince multiple travel mates to let stop and take pictures in front of various places around Covent Garden, arguably the home of English ballet.

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Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace, Travel Thursday

If you don’t know, Kensington Palace is my favourite place on earth. It’s the home of one of my favourite periods in English royal history (the Georgian period), it’s a beautiful place to visit, it’s the home of my style icons (the Duchess of Cambridge), and they have some fantastic exhibitions. A new exhibition has just opened up, Diana: Her Fashion Story, which focuses on the style exhibition of Diana, Princess of Wales. While I was visiting Kensington in the summer of 2013, there was an exhibition on the fashion of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret, and Diana, Princess of Wales. Today’s post is about my favourite pieces from Fashion Rules, the exhibition!

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Travel Thursday- Top Vintage Travel Posts

This year I haven’t been able to travel quite as much as I would like to- the Canadian dollar isn’t particularly strong right now, and student loan and car payments aren’t helpful if you are trying to save for a trip. M and I do hopefully have a trip to Europe in the spring or summer sometime, but in the meantime I have absolutely loved my throwback travel posts. These three posts were the most popular “vintage” travel posts of 2016! Continue reading

Changing of the Guard at Buck House,Travel Thursday

In honour of The Crown, this week’s Travel Thursday is all about the home of the Queen herself, Buckingham Palace. While you may sneak a peek inside if you happen to be visiting London during a few key weeks when the State Rooms are actually open, most of us are stuck on the outside. You could just wander about outside of the gates, but you will most likely go there to see the Changing of the Guard. Dependent on weather and where the Sovereign happens to be at the moment, you may have the chance to witness this staple of Royal life.  Continue reading

Second Look in London, Travel Thursday

As I’m sure everyone can guess from my Travel Thursday posts, I love London! It’s historical and modern and fun and peaceful and exciting and diverse and there is something for everyone to enjoy, no matter who or what they are interested in. Sure, it is an expensive city and it will cost your wallet dearly, but I think that it is more than worth it. While there is always something new to find in London, I think that there is also something lovely about returning to something familiar. This week’s post is about a couple of spots in London that I would love the chance to go back to again!

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