England

By Mary Anne Evans The Isle of Wight off the south coast of England is famous for Cowes Week when the cream of the international yachting world descend on the island to compete in races that take in forty different classes. It’s always held in August just after horse racing

By Mary Anne Evans The early sun begins to burn off the morning mists, the scene resembling a billowing curtain drawn back to reveal a landscape of moorland punctuated by groups of trees and small hillocks, rolling fields and…ponies. Many ponies; in fact around 4,500 of them live here in

By Monique Burns  In search of Jane Austen, the English author who penned classics like Pride and Prejudice, most people head to Bath, 1 ½ hours west of London.  There the 18th–century beau monde came to dance, attend concerts, flirt with suitable mates, and “take the waters” at ancient Roman

By Monique Burns Films like “Pride and Prejudice,” featuring the wealthy but aloof Mr. Darcy and the poor but courageous Elizabeth Bennet, have charmed moviegoers for decades.  But few know the real Jane Austen, the writer who penned six novels about the manners and mores of Regency England.  Events celebrating

By Bobbie Leigh The English writer  Stevie Smith liked  to write about characters who disappeared into the objects of their gaze. In one of her stories an office  girl goes to the National Gallery during her lunch break and studies  Turner seascapes  until “the spray reached out and sucked her

By Sara Hudston Hiking the steep climb up to Dow Crag in England’s Lake District, I nearly got left for dust by an 85-year-old. There were six of us on the trail high above Coniston Water on a trip organized by The Wayfarers Walking Vacations. It was the second day

    By Everett Potter In the wake of the Brexit vote that paved the way for the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union on June 23, there’s a lot of confusion about what this means for American heading to Britain this summer and in the future.  Here

By Richard West I am here to relieve your angst and ennui that often arises whence cometh that seasonal oxymoron, Summer Vacation.  Your concern that the undiscovered city doesn’t deserve even an imaginary airline ticket; staying in the slight-run-downiness of Hotel Earle in “Barton Fink” instead of the promised “new

By Emily Goldfischer Looking for a quintessential English countryside vacation that offers fun, interesting activities for the kids but also charm and romance for the adults?  The perfect balance of both can be found little more than an hour’s drive west of London in the Cotswolds. Officially designated as an

by Geri Bain and Jenny Keroack Inspired by the grand tours of aristocrats past and the more recent adventures of TV’s Gilmore Girls, 18 year old Jenny Keroack proposed that she and her mom, travel writer Geri Bain take their own grand voyage. This summer the two set out to